2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Ford Focus

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The 2015 Honda Civic and the 2015 Ford Focus both provide Schaumburg and Elgin, IL area drivers with an efficient, fun-to-drive, high-tech platform for adventure. There was a time when the Civic was a no-brainer, since no other automakers could match its smart design, high fuel economy, and reliability. Nowadays, though, the Focus is a real contender. That doesn’t mean that it’s beating the Civic at its own game, however. Let’s take a closer look to see how these two compact sedans stack up.

Performance and Efficiency

If fuel economy is your number one priority, as it is for many compact car shoppers, then you’re probably best off with the 2015 Honda Civic. While the 2015 Ford Focus can achieve up to 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined based on EPA estimates, the Civic with continuously variable transmission does better at 30 mpg city/39 mpg highway/33 mpg combined*. What’s more, the HF trim level with continuously variable transmission is rated at up to 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined. That difference will really add up to a huge savings at the pump long term.


According to the IIHS the 2015 Honda Civic is the superior choice for safety. The Civic beats out the 2015 Ford Focus in the touch small front overlap test, by achieving a Good rating, while the Focus gets an Acceptable rating. The Civic is also rated at Basic when it comes to Front Crash Prevention, while there is no collision prevention system available on the Focus.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2015 Honda Civic offers more overall space than the 2015 Ford Focus. You get more overall passenger volume, more front and rear legroom, and more front headroom. That should please adult passengers in both front and rear seats. The Civic also comes standard with a remote trunk release feature, a stereo anti-theft feature, and variable assisted steering. None of those features are standard on the Focus.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

As a leading Chicagoland Honda dealership, we’d be happy to let you test drive the 2015 Honda Civic today here at our dealership at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL. We’re just minutes from anywhere in Elgin and Schaumburg, so come visit us soon!

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.