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2015 Ford Focus ST 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 ST than the Honda Insight. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Focus ST and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Insight requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Focus ST, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Ford Focus ST is somewhat more expensive 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 ST will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Insight.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus ST 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 ST 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 ST does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

Handling
The Ford Focus ST has a larger turning radius than the Honda Insight, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus ST 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 ST and the Honda Insight. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Focus ST will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Insight.

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


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2015 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,370

2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.96%
City MPG: 23 41
Highway MPG: 32 --
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
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information

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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $22,726 $17,843 - $21,130

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