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Vehicle Comparisons:
2018 Honda Civic vs Ford Focus

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Finding the right car to drive through the streets of Miami, Doral, and Hialeah can be challenging. 2018 Honda Civic vs Ford FocusEven if you narrow it down to a sedan, you still have plenty to choose from. The competitive market has made sure of that with each manufacturer putting at least one out there.

The 2018 Honda Civic and the 2018 Ford Focus are two of the best available. Braman Honda wants to make your decision a bit easier, so we’ve taken these two amazing sedans and put them against each other. Find out which one is right for your needs in our Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus comparison.

Honda vs Ford: Performance

Any good sedan worth your time can handle itself on the road exceptionally well, and both these sedans perform admirably. Comparing their base models, they both have 4-cylinder 2.0L engines, with around the same horsepower, with the 2018 Ford Focus having an advantage of 160 horsepower compared to the 2018 Honda Civic’s 158 HP. However, the Focus is stuck at 160 while the Civic can be upgraded to 174 horsepower with its turbo engine.

With more power tends to come reduced fuel efficiency, so let’s be generous and compare the most powerful Civic with the most efficient Focus. There’s a Focus available with a small engine that features an EPA-estimated 35 MPG combined. This is incredible for a sedan, but the powerful 174 horsepower Civic can beat it with its EPA-estimated 28 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 40 highway MPG.¹.

Civic vs Focus: Interior

When you buy a sedan, you should expect plenty of room on the inside. While both these sedans allow the front passengers to sit comfortably, the rear passengers in the 2018 Ford Focus might have a slight disadvantage. Rear legroom is a common problem in sedans, but the 2018 Honda Civic features an adequate 37.4 inches of space. Meanwhile, the Focus only offers 33.2 inches, which can leave your taller friends feeling a bit cramped.

If you’re more interested in hauling cargo than passengers, the Honda Civic offers additional advantages. The Ford Focus only contains 13.2 ft3 of storage space in its trunk, while the Civic offers much more at 15.1 ft3 of available space. There’s simply no contest in that regard.

Safety2018 Honda Civic vs Ford Focus

It’s your job to make sure you and your passengers stay safe on the road. Staying safe is easier than ever with the Civic. In crash tests, the Civic consistently earned a perfect five stars in every category. The Focus performed admirably too, but only got four stars for its overall rollover rating. With a rollover rating similar to that of a crossover, one of the main advantages of a sedan is gone.

The Civic also features state of the art driver assistance systems. With the Honda Sensing® system, you have access to the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System and more. The Focus includes some driver assistance features, but it’s not as advanced.

Honda Civic vs Ford Focus

While both these sedans fought hard in our Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus comparison, the 2018 Honda Civic emerges victorious. See what makes this sedan so exceptional in person at Braman Honda in Miami. We encourage all Miami, Doral, and Hialeah drivers to come by and take the Civic for a spin. Our friendly staff is happy to help you determine if the Civic is right for you. Visit us or contact us online to schedule your test drive today.


¹28 city/40 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. 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.