2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Ford Focus
Great mpg rate of 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid is not enough for Honda to take pole position in this segment. Competition comes from US, with Ford Focus remaining one of the favorites between buyers. What makes it so good is its handling, styling and great trim levels. However, Ford’s developed infotainment system is definitely highlight of the 2015 Ford Focus. However, with new 2015 Honda Civic, Japanese carmaker is about to make shuffle on sedan market. Are they going to succeed, we will see.
2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Ford Focus – engine
The 2015 Honda Civic is about to carry over the engine from current model. It is 1.8-l four-cylinder drivetrain. However, their old transmission system is revoked, and brand new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is mated to its powertrains. However, five-speed manual is still in the mix for all nostalgic Civic’s lovers. Si models of 2015 Honda Civic has stronger option with 2.4-l 4-cylinder engine. Also, Hybrid version is available with great fuel economy rating of 44 mpg. However, car to catch up with is 2015 Ford Focus. Base engine is stronger than standard option in 2015 Civic. It comes with 2.0-l, 160 hp rated 4-cylinder drivetrain. It is mated to five-speed manual gearbox or six-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission. As Si model for Civic, 2015 Focus has its performance version called Focus ST. It is powered from 240 hp drivetrain and sprints 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.
2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Ford Focus – safety
Both 2015 Honda Civic and 2015 Ford Focus are awarded with 5 stars for their safety equipment. Although 2015 Focus gets 4 out of 5 stars for frontal barrier crash rating passenger and side barrier rating driver, all other tests received top 5 stars rating. The 2015 Civic is also excellent in most tests, while overall frontal barrier crash rating for driver and passenger remained on 4 out of 5 stars.
2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Ford Focus – price
The 2015 Focus has advantage in price, with base model starts from $17.000 comparing to 2015 Civic’s $18.500. However, Honda’s advantage lays in fuel consumption rate, which is slightly better with 22/41 mpg for city and highway drive, comparing to 23/37 for 2015 Ford Focus.