It's our job to make sure you find the right vehicle for you. Below we've created a chart so you can gather helpful information on these two vehicles at a quick glance, with some more detailed explanations below.

2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Honda Civic

Important note: For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the base trims for each model.

 2016 Ford Focus2016 Honda Civic
Engine1.0L 3-cylinder, 2.0L and 2.3L 4-cylinder1.5L and 2.0L 4-cylinder
Horsepower123, 160, 350174, 158
Torque125, 146, 350 lb-ft162, 138 lb-ft
mpg City30, 27, TBD31, 27
mpg Highway42, 40, TBD41, 40

Small Sedans, Tons of Character

There are certainly a lot of options in today's market for a compact sedan. That fact aside, both the 2016 Ford Focus and the 2016 Honda Civic offer a unique experience.

The Focus is a spirited and proficient vehicle that instills exciting flexibility in its driving capabilities. Featuring multiple lively engine choices, extremely responsive steering, and a glamorous cabin, the Ford Focus is a blast to drive and will truly bring out your inner enthusiast.

On the other end, the Honda Civic brings a more unadventurous approach to its design and drivability. Despite the fact that the 2016 Civic offers a newly redesigned body, it takes much more of a neutral stance next to the Focus. Nonetheless, the Civic will provide straightforward proficiencies such as a collected ride and high fuel efficiency.


The base engines in both of these vehicles are quite relatable to each other - two liter, four-cylinders that deliver similar horsepower. They're also close together in fuel efficiency. Additionally, these vehicles are offered with manual, automatic, and CVT transmissions.

However, the 2016 Focus offers a 1.0L EcoBoost engine featuring 30 city/42 highway mpg in addition to the power of its turbo. All things considered, these numbers are exceptional.


Both of these compact vehicles contain chic and comfy interiors. Drivers that frequently run errands or take long trips will come to appreciate the sizeable cargo room and comfortable seating for five.

Anyone leaning toward the Ford Focus will find an additional option for a hatchback design that cannot be found in the Civic. This hatchback design offers an additional 8 cubic feet of trunk space over the amount of space available behind the back row of the Civic. And, unfortunately for those edging toward the Civic, a hatchback version is not available.

Additional interior features in both vehicles include Bluetooth, rear cameras, and USB ports that are sure to keep your devices charged and your passengers entertained during those long trips. The Focus also includes Ford's SYNC voice-control system as a standard feature. This system will allow the driver to change settings and multimedia options without removing their hands from the steering wheel or their eyes from the road.

2016 Ford Focus vs. 2016 Honda Civic

Since both of these stylish sedans have such similar specs, the decision is really going to come down to the particulars. If you're looking to have more options to select from and also a sporty driving experience, there's no doubt that the 2016 Ford Focus is the vehicle for you!

Now that you've started your research we strongly suggest test driving both vehicles to help you make the decision that is right for you. Richmond Ford has two stores. Richmond Ford West in Glen Allen, VA (most convenient to those in Short Pump, Ashland, and Wyndham) and Richmond Ford Lincoln of Richmond, VA (convenient to Chesterfield, Henrico, and Mechanicsville). Click on either store for our Focus inventory and schedule a test drive for the vehicle (or vehicles!) of your choosing. Our product specialists and sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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