2015 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Is the 2015 Ford Focus the Right Car for Central Illinois Drivers?

Ford’s famous compact car has found homes in quite a few Central Illinois garages in the recent years, and the 2015 Ford Focus is still a decent option for a small car. S, SE, and Titanium trims give drivers a wide range of amenities, and Ford has given Focus drivers choices when it comes to their small car, such as a fuel-efficient 1.0L EcoBoost engine. The basic Focus S has a tough time competing with a real modern car, however. The entry-level trim’s highlight is Ford Sync connectivity while the rest of the amenities are limited to power accessories, air conditioning, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat. The Focus is still pretty efficient at 26 city and 36 highway mpg, but it’s not the most efficient in its class.

One of the Ford Focus’s most enduring competitors, the 2015 Honda Civic, earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg (with the available CVT).* The efficiency is just the first way the Civic outperforms the Focus, and we think it’s clear why the 2015 Honda Civic took home a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award.* The Civic’s entry LX trim level outdoes the Focus on amenities as well, with a 5-inch customizable touchscreen interface, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, and SMS texting all standard. It’s part of Honda’s campaign to redefine the concept of “standard features,” and it marks the Civic as one of the best vehicles in its class while Ford is still trying to catch up.

Take a look at the differences between the standard features on the Focus and the Civic, then see the Honda firsthand at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer.


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*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle