2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Honda Civic

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  • 2018 Ford Focus

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    5Seating Capacity5
    160 hpHorsepower158 hp
    146 ft-lb.Torque138 ft-lb.

    The Ford Focus has been one of Ford’s most popular compact cars since it came to the market in 1998. The Ford Focus was originally intended to replace Ford’s smaller Escort model and was available in a three-door hatchback, a four-door sedan, and a five-door wagon. Later, in 2001, a five-door hatchback hit the North American market. The 2018 Ford Focus is as much loved as it always has been among families, first-time-drivers, and anyone who is a fan of a compact car, and with a starting price of only $17,950 you can’t imagine the value you will be getting until you drive through the years with ease. The 2018 Ford Focus is dependable, fuel efficient, safe, and fun to drive while delivering both the space and compact convenience.

    The 2018 Honda Civic is another popular compact car model. On the automotive market since 1972, the Honda Civic was first manufactured and sold as a two-door model and then as a three-door hatchback later that same year. The Honda Civic has mainly been known for its roomy passenger and cargo spaces, despite its small, compact size. In its current generation, the Honda Civic remains a popular compact car even as the 2018 models comes into bloom. Here are how the 2018 Ford Focus vs. the 2018 Honda Civic fair when compared in the categories that any driver should have highlighted on their research list.

  • Performance

    The 2018 Ford Focus has a nice EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 25 city and 34 highway MPG. The Focus is available with two engines, the 1.0L EcoBoost engine or the 2.0L Ecoboost engine. Drivers can also choose the Focus Electric, which is the green choice, giving off zero CO2 emissions. Other features like electric power-assisted steering, six-speed powershift automatic transmission, or select-shift six-speed automatic transmission make the Ford Focus fun to drive. When it comes to capability, the engine options of the 2018 Ford Focus are not just about the basic speed output, but how they allow for a perfectly balanced ride.

    Engines are not the only way the 2018 Ford Focus can show off its capabilities. When it comes to cargo and passenger room, the Focus has seating for five passengers, and the hatchback rear seats fold flat to allow for more cargo space. Total cargo capacity on the sedan models is 13.2 to 23.8 ft with seats folded. On the hatchback drivers will find more storage capacity with 13.2 to 44.8 feet with rear seats folded. Space is an essential feature in every vehicle you invest in, and the 2018 Ford Focus gives you all the room you need to enjoy anything life has in store, especially for a compact vehicle.

    The 2018 Honda Civic comes with a nice four cylinder engine that drives with pep. Drivers can opt for the turbocharged version for even more power. The 1.5L engine accelerates well, and the available powertrain combination of this Civic give drivers a lot of options to tweak their driving experience. In the area of cargo and passenger room, the Civic offers 11.9 to 25.7 feet or 11.9 to 46.2 feet, depending on the configuration used and whether it is the sedan, coupe, or hatchback body style. There is seating for 5 and drivers can expect the usual head and leg room that one expects in a compact car. As for space, the 2018 Honda Civic allows for five passengers with room for their supplies for the day. The 2018 Civic is capable of doing just as much as you would expect from of a vehicle of its class.

  • Technology

    The 2018 Ford Focus is loaded with technology that makes driving easier and more enjoyable. Smart technology includes an onboard navigation system, available satellite radio, and more active safety and driver awareness technology like the Blind Spot Monitoring System. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is available to give drivers the option of accessing their smartphones directly from the full-color touchscreen control center. Play your favorite songs, find and save navigation routes, and even send hands-free texts with voice-command technology. The MYFord Mobile App lets drivers control and access information about their vehicle remotely. Check fuel levels and tire air pressure, lock, unlock and start your Ford all with this convenient technology. Technology in the 2018 Ford Focus brings a spark of enlightenment to your otherwise dull commute.

    On board the 2018 Honda Civic, drivers will find a nice amount of technology for navigation and entertainment. While many of the most popular connectivity options are available for 2018, only a few come standard on the highest level trims and the driver sensing package, that includes much of the active safety tech is not available on any models with the manual transmission, so drivers can only pair that tech with automatic transmission. The push button infotainment system is a 7-inch touchscreen that drivers report can be glitchy to use so drivers may want to use some of the hard button controls to alleviate that issue.

  • Safety

    The 2018 Ford Focus received a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This rating provides evidence of the importance the 2018 Focus puts into perfecting every safety feature it offers. The Focus has a great suite of optional and available safety technology. Active and passive safety tech, as well as driver awareness technology all, combine to make the 2018 Ford Focus a safe ride that drivers can have confidence in. Optional active safety technology includes automatic high beams, Blind-Spot Monitor, lane-departure warning, Lane-Keeping Assist, Parking Assist, and Rear Parking Sensors. Also included on the 2018 Ford Focus is the LATCH child-safety seat system, as well as a full suite of front and side airbags to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of a collision. The 2018 Ford Focus provides you awareness at all times to avoid any number of unfortunate situations and protection from the the ones that are unavoidable.

    The 2018 Honda Civic offers a standard rear-backup camera and six airbags on its 2018 models. Although the Honda Civic has many available active and passive safety options, only the top trim levels receive these safety features as standard. Standard passive technology features front and side driver and passenger airbags and the LATCH child safety seat system for installing child safety seats in the second-row. A backup camera is standard on all 2018 Honda Civics, however, may driver report it is in an awkward position and is hard to use. Available safety technology on Civics for 2018 include adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beams, forward-collision warning, front automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist. Other active safety tech, such as rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist are not available on the 2018 Honda Civic. It does not have everything, but the 2018 Honda Civic offers a nice selection to keep you safe.

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