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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
No Data Available
2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
MSRP
$37,895
Invoice
$35,324
Average Price Paid
$39,253
204 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
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2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
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2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,209
32 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,482
80 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
Kyree Rollerson 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...

2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

In the world of Honda enthusiasts, few words generate more buzz and passion than “Civic Type R.” And while the performance car was hot enough as it was, for 2021, Honda takes things a ...

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

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
10
Josh writes:
The car drives like its on rails when driving in the canyons but where I live the roads are terrible and the r...
Value Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD better.
"The interior and it does not have major recalls like the focus rs. Although the 2018 models I believe addressed the gasket issues."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Volkswagen Golf R 4-Door AWD better.
"It fits my lifestyle better. I think the golf r is a better daily commuter than the focus. The focus is more fun but as an everyday car I dont think it surpasses the golf"
20
GuruWY277 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."
5
AaronTV writes:
The Focus RS is a lovely mix of fun and practicality. Its a great year round hot hatch that owns snowy roads w...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Honda Civic Type R better.
"The Civic Type R has a wider hatch opening and more overall cargo volume. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"I live in Wisconsin and the Focus RS does a better job year round due to its AWD and amenities like heated seats and steering wheel. If I lived in a year-round warm climate Id probably pick the Type R. "
2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD
Neil writes:
Fantastic car glue to the road with instant acceleration
Value Ranked 2020 Nissan 370Z NISMO RWD worse.
"Price"
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Nissan 370Z NISMO RWD worse.
"Better value and better handling plus four door convenience "

Specs

2018 Ford Focus RS
Hatchback
2021 Honda Civic Type R
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
Rollover 4 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
Maximum Payload -- 763 lbs
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
2021 Honda Civic Type R
FWD

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