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2014 Ford Focus vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Focus than the Honda Insight. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Focus as you will with the Honda Insight, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Focus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Honda Insight. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Insight.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Focus takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Insight.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

Handling
The Ford Focus has about the same turning radius as the Honda Insight, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Insight. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus and the Honda Insight. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Insight.

Warranty
The Ford Focus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Insight.


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2014 Ford
Focus

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MSRP*: $19,115 - $24,065

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 3.84%
City MPG: 26 - 27 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 36 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $17,824 - $22,441 $17,843 - $21,130

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