2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX vs 2016 Ford Focus S

Compact sedans have grown to be one of the most popular segments of the automotive industry and for good reasons, too. With a compact sedan, drivers are able to save money on fuel costs while still being able to offer seating for up to five passengers. Aside from the performance, compact sedans are often times quite affordable for the average driver, which is always a plus. This time our team here at Garden State Honda will give drivers an inside view into how the all-new, completely redesigned 2016 Honda Civic Sedan compares to the 2016 Ford Focus in a head-to-head battle.

To keep the comparison clear and simple, we’re only going to focus on the base models for both vehicles. The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX will be compared to the 2016 Ford Focus S in order to give drivers a better idea of what each of these compact sedans have to offer. To start, drivers will notice both vehicles are equipped with the same size engine. The Civic pumps out 158 horsepower, and the Focus gets 159 horsepower.

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX 2016 Ford Focus S
2.0-liter I-4 Engine 2.0-liter I-4
15.1 cu. Ft. Cargo Volume 13.2 cu. Ft.
37.4 inches Rear Legroom 33.2 inches
31 city/41 hwy* MPG 27 city/40 hwy

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Let’s look further into how these two compact sedans compare. It’s important to keep in mind there are higher trims available for both the Civic Sedan and the Focus that include additional features and performance capabilities. When it comes to safety, there are quite a few things the two have in common. We will name a few features including standard traction control, brake assist, tire pressure monitors and child proof rear door locks. However, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX does come out on top with standard safety features that are not available on the 2016 Ford Focus S including hill start assist, variable assisted steering and automatic headlights. Fog lights are optional on the Civic but not on the Focus.

When it comes to standard technology and convenience features, the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan LX also comes out on top in this category. The Civic has standard automatic climate control, cruise control, map lights, remote trunk release and an exterior temperature gauge. These features are not available on the base model of the Ford Focus. The 2016 Civic offers more cargo and passenger volume as well as more room for passengers overall in the cabin compared to the Ford Focus.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan are welcome to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this compact sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

*27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan taillights
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan front grille

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