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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
MSRP
$36,300
Invoice
$33,682
Average Price Paid
$36,386
586 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
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Touring FWD
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2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,129
7 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,880
39 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
Kyree Williams Preview:

Introduced as Ford’s answer to compact global cars, the Focus hit the market in the late 90s to critical acclaim. The Focus remained largely unchanged until the third-generation releas...

2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

When the Honda Civic Type R debuted in 2017, it bested its rivals around the famed Nürburgring in Germany. Since it’s still so new, it enters 2019 mostly unchanged, facing off with com...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
10
writes:
This car is the most over achieving car I have ever owned. I am on new car number 38 in the last 30 years. Mo...
Power Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD better.
"Engine just has more power which makes it faster in a straight line although it cannot compete with the 4 wheel drive and tenacious grip of the Focus RS"
Handling Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"Steering feel is better and it just grips the corners like a Honey Badger. I have taken both on my favorite twisty roads (I live in an area with amazing deserted twisty roads) and the Focus out handles the M4 easily. Much faster through the corners, the tighter the faster, with a much more confidence inspiring feel. The only place the M4 was better is highway ride or rough road conditions in general. Smoother. But as far as sports car handling the Focus RS is in an entirely different category."
Looks/Style Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"It is just more unique looking, paint jumps out as special compared to M4, aggressive stance. You have to look at the M4 fairly closely to be able to tell it is not a regular 4 Series coupe. The Ford Focus will never be mistaken for anything but a Ford Focus RS."
Front Seats Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"The Recaro seats just have better support and feel."
Back Seats Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"The Focus has 4 doors giving it an advantage but the seats are also larger and more usable."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"The back seats are bigger and the hatch space is more versatile. "
Family Car Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"Four doors and the space afforded by the hatch design. Much more flexible and convenient. Also the 4 wheel drive makes it much more capable in wet weather and snowy conditions."
Value Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"The Focus RS has much better handling and steering feel compared to the M4 and 80% of its straight line speed and equal braking at a little over 1/2 the price. I guess it lacks the prestige of the M badge but when you are driving it you dont care and you get just as many looks and thumps ups."
Would Buy Ranked 2015 BMW M4 Coupe RWD worse.
"Better handling, steering and 80%+ of its straight line speed with quality overall approaching the M4 at just over 1/2 the price."
45
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR worse.
"I like hatchbacks..."
Value Ranked 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR better.
"Cuz the Fords are stupid expensive "
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
5
writes:
We have two 2019 Type Rs -- one Rallye Red that were keeping and one Aegean Blue that we are going to sell. I...
Family Car Ranked 2019 BMW M2 worse.
"First, its a hatchback to theres actually a lot of room to store stuff. The provision for an infant/child seat is very intuitive. The cost of the BMW precludes sending the kids to college!"
Value Ranked 2019 BMW M2 worse.
"$58,900 base price for the M2, approximately $38,000 for the Type R. Case closed!"
10
writes:
Roomier. Love the spoiler. Purchased the Type-R.
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"The styling and the comfort."
Value Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"The finishing touches that Honda adds really complete the sporty look."
writes:
Excellent performance for front wheel drive. Too flashy for me. I hope they make another version without all o...
Handling Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD worse.
"It has a better engine, tires and brakes than the Veloster N. It should be better because it costs more."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Hyundai Veloster N FWD better.
"More subdued styling than a type r. I was surprised by the exterior details. They didn’t go overboard with the style."

Specs

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.7 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
350 hp @ 6,000 RPM
306 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.67 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 33.2 in 35.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.9 cu ft 25.7 cu ft
Exterior
Length 171.7 in 179.4 in
Width 80.5 in 73.9 in
Height 58 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback

Exterior Colors

  • Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat
  • Race Red

Option Packages

  • Power Moonroof
  • Tires: 19" Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 Summer Track
2019 Honda Civic Type R
Touring FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Championship White
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Polished Metal Metallic
  • Rallye Red
  • Sonic Gray Pearl

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