The Honda Civic

Versus the Ford Focus




The Honda Civic versus the Ford Focus

The first thing buyers do when searching for a new vehicle is compare the vehicle they are considering to competitive options. For the Civic, one of the first competitors that shoppers consider is the Ford Focus. When Ford produced the third generation of the Focus, it was still no match to the ever-growing Civic Lineup, which includes the practical yet fun Sedan and the spirited Coupe, but also added favorites such as the Hatchback, Si, and Type R.

The Civic, now in its 10th generation, has proven the test of time amongst drivers for always improving and offering a better and safer drive for everyone. Sleeker and sportier than ever, the Civic gives drivers fun-to-drive performance, exceptional versatility, advanced connectivity, and excellent fuel efficiency – all in a highly affordable package. Can you really beat that?

2018 Honda Civic LX CVT Sedan vs 2018 Ford Focus Automatic Sedan


ALG Residual Value %

After 36 Months2



ALG Residual Value %

After 60 Months2



KBB’s Cost to Own

Over 5 Years3


6-Speed Manual

Standard on LX, EX-T

Standard Transmission

5-Speed Manual

Standard on S, SE
CVT Automatic

Available on all trims

Other Transmission Options

6-Speed Automatic

Available on all trims
2.0 Liter, I4

Standard on LX, EX

Standard Engine

2.0 Liter, I-4

Standard on S, SEL, Titanium


SAE net @ RPM




SAE net @ RPM



Fuel Economy




1.5L Turbocharged, I4

Standard on EX-T, EX-L, Touring

Other Engine Options

1.0L EcoBoost Engine

Standard on SE


SAE net @ RPM




SAE net @ RPM



Fuel Economy





NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test


NHTSA Rear Side Crash Test


NHTSA Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating


NHTSA Rollover Safety Rating


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  • 2018 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe
    Confusing Package Add-Ons
    Honda makes it easy to choose the perfect car for you. Each trim level offers more of the features you want standard instead of making you pay more.

    Ford offers numerous, expensive Packages making it confusing for a customer when shopping. Expect to spend more on the features you really want.

  • 2018 Honda Civic interior shot
    Power Windows
    Power Windows come standard on every window in every Civic. It is 2018, afterall.

    The Focus S features Manual Rear Windows. (Don’t worry, we were shocked, too.)

  • 2018 Honda Civic Remote Engine Start Key Fob
    Remote Engine Start
    The Civic comes standard with Remote Engine Start on EX and above trims. Simply hit the the lock key then hold down the circle button for 5 seconds to start your Civic.

    The Focus makes you upgrade to the Titanium trim to have this feature.

  • 2018 Honda Civic push button start
    Push Button Start
    With the Civic EX and above trims, take advantage of push button start so you can leave your keys in your pocket/purse.

    The Focus only offers this feature on the Titanium trim.

  • 2018 Honda Civic Apple CarPlay
    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on almost all Civic Trims: EX, EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. (Apple CarPlay shown)

    The Focus only offers this feature on the SEL and Titanium.

  • 2018 Honda Civic Power Moonroof
    Power Moonroof
    Everyone loves a Power Moonroof and Honda makes this feature standard on EX and above trims.

    The Focus only offers this standard on the SEL and Titanium trims.

  • 2018 Honda Civic Lane Watch
    Honda LaneWatch
    All Honda Civic EX and above trims come standard with Honda LaneWatch. This camera located on your passenger side mirror lets you see your blind spots and merge lanes with confidence.

    No Focus makes this feature available.

  • 2018 Honda Civic and Honda Sensing
    Driver Assistive Technologies
    Honda Sensing is available on every trim and comes standard on Touring. The Honda Sensing Suite includes, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and much more.

    The Focus only makes Lane Departure Warning available on the Titanium trim with a $795 Technology Package Add On.

  • 2018 Honda Civic heated seats
    Heated Seats
    Heated Seats come standard on every Civic EX-T and above trim. (For Hatchback, EX and above trims)

    The Focus only offers Heated Seats on the Titanium trim.

  • 2018 Honda Civic Leather interior
    Leather Interior
    Enjoy the luxury of Leather Interior standard on every Civic EX-L and Touring.

    This feature only comes standard on the Focus Titanium.

Winning isn’t everything, but it is worth mentioning.

  • Best Selling Compact Car in America

    The 2018 Civic is the best selling compact car in America. It’s no wonder you see so many Civics on the road in Erie, PA.

    Based on IHS Markit, CYTD Nov-2017 for non-luxury traditional compact car segment new retail registrations in U.S.

  • 2018 Best Buy: Small Car

    For the 4th year in a row, the 2018 Honda Civic has claimed Kelley Blue Book’s Small Car Best Buy Award for its sporty, safe, and sophisticated design and value.

    For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

  • 2018 Car & Driver’s 10Best

    The Honda Civic Hatchback Sport, Si, and Type R have been named to Car & Driver’s 10Best list for 2018 for the trio’s increasing levels of performance and its own set of lofty expectations.

    *Car & Driver, January 2018.

  • top safety pick

    2018 Edmunds Buyers Mosted Wanted Award

    The 2018 Honda Civic is a no brainer when shopping for a small car. Reliable, dependable, and boasting a nice list of features, the Civic remains a favorite among buyers year-after-year, even in a market dominated by SUVs and crossovers.

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    NHTSA Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score

    The 2018 Honda Civic has earned a Five-Star Overall Vehicle score.

    Sedan, Coupe, and Hatchback. Does not include Type R. Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (

  • MotorWeek’s Driver’s Choice Awards: Best Small Car

    For two years in a row, the Honda Civic has won the Driver’s Choice Award for Best Small Car.

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  • 2018 AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Award: Best Car of the Year

    The 2018 Honda Civic has won both Car of the Year and Best Compact Car in the 2018 AutoWeb Buyers Choice Awards, making it truly a standout vehicle

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1MSRP includes destination charge, but does NOT include tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.
2Residual values based on Automotive Lease Guide, 2009. Residual values calculated using 15,000 miles annually.
3Based on 15,000 miles/year, and 3.19% APR for 60 months with a $0 down payment. A car’s Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus loss in value over time (depreciation). Choosing wisely could save you thousands over the first 5 years of ownership.
4 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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