Two key competitors in the small car market are the Honda Civic and Ford Focus. We are going to compare these two popular choices to show you why the Civic is still on top.
The Honda Civic is highly-rated in safety. It earned a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick recommendation thanks to its top crash test scores and available front crash prevention technology. The Ford Focus does not receive this same recognition. Standard safety features in the Civic include traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, a multi-angle rearview camera, LED daytime running lights, and airbags.
Another place the Civic shines is in interior design and comfort. Despite being a small sedan, the Civic is one of the roomiest options in the segment. It also boasts high-quality materials and even offers some luxurious options on the higher trim levels. In the Focus, front seat passengers may have adequate space, but that disappears once you try to squeeze into the back seat.
Small sedans may not be big on space, but the Civic has more than the Focus, both in passenger space and cargo volume. The Civic’s trunk boasts 15.1 cubic feet of space, while the Focus only offers 13.2 cubic feet. There are also plenty of interior storage cubbies and pockets inside the Civic.
The standard engine on the Civic sedan is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. When paired with the continuously variable transmission (CVT), this combination delivers an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.* For even more efficiency, there is a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that offers up to 42 mpg on the highway.*
As for the Focus, its standard 2.0-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission only promises 38 mpg on the highway.*
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*Comparison based on EPA mileage ratings. Actual mileage may vary.