Ford Focus vs Honda Civic

2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2024 Honda Civic
2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
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2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
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2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$17,225

MSRP

$23,950

Average price

$9,216

Average price

$17,950

Listings

4628

Listings

9182
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Brakes can’t withstand repeated hard use
  • Irritating driver assistance technology

Reviews Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

Reviews Summary

Unchanged since it last received a redesign for the 2022 model year, the 11th generation 2024 Civic Si takes everything that is good about the standard Civic Sedan and amplifies it for people who love the journey as much as the destination. It has a high-output turbocharged engine, comes only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, and boasts dynamic improvements that make it more rewarding to drive. In addition, because you must know how to use a clutch pedal to operate this car, owning one is like joining an exclusive club limiting membership to legitimate car enthusiasts.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Engine

2.0L 158 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

Horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

31

MPG Highway

36

MPG Highway

40
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Honda Civic
2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Ford Focus
$17,225MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Honda Civic
$23,950MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$17,225
$23,950
Average price
$9,216
$17,950
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.2
4.4
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

8.0 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • All-wheel drive not available
  • Brakes can’t withstand repeated hard use
  • Irritating driver assistance technology
Summary

For as red-hot and competitive as the economy-car segment is, success in this corner of the market is based on some pretty mundane variables. It comes down to things like fuel economy, price, number and location of cupholders, ride quality, and other items. It basically has to be economical, reliable transportation for the everyday commute. There are other nuances, such as the ease of use of its controls, but success in this segment requires automotive pragmatism at its best.

It's through this lens that we consider the 2016 Ford Focus. This 4-door, 5-passenger small car has been refreshed for this model year, building off the success of the third-generation car, which debuted in 2011. That was the first car under the “One Ford” plan, under which one car is sold on multiple continents in multiple markets with minimal changes.

The result of the plan was a car that was much more refined than the two generations before it and positioned the Focus for the past several years as the best American Small Car. That accolade is as much about the Focus’ refinement as it is about the deficiencies of American-made competitors, including the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze. A second-generation Cruze has recently been unveiled, but it’s still too early for us to render a verdict on that car. It is import rivals, such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, that pose the greatest threat to the new-look Focus.

Unchanged since it last received a redesign for the 2022 model year, the 11th generation 2024 Civic Si takes everything that is good about the standard Civic Sedan and amplifies it for people who love the journey as much as the destination. It has a high-output turbocharged engine, comes only with a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, and boasts dynamic improvements that make it more rewarding to drive. In addition, because you must know how to use a clutch pedal to operate this car, owning one is like joining an exclusive club limiting membership to legitimate car enthusiasts.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 160 hp I4 Flex Fuel Vehicle
2.0L 158 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG City
26
31
MPG Highway
36
40
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