2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Ford Focus

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Ford Focus

2016 Ford Focus



The 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Ford Focus are both top choices in the increasingly competitive small car segment for drivers here in Elgin and Schaumburg, IL. This year the Honda Civic is all new and completely redesigned, so it’s even more ready to take on the competition. The Ford Focus has spent a few years on the market, but it’s still a top contender in this comparison. You can see how these two model stack up below!

Performance and Efficiency

You’re probably looking at this segment for its blend of fuel economy and fun-to-drive agility. Neither of these cars will fail to fit the bill, but they aren’t equals.

In terms of fuel economy, the 2016 Honda Civic is capable of an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/41 mpg highway/35 mpg combined* with the base 2.0L four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission. Choose the more powerful turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder and you’ll find an EPA estimate of 31 mpg city/42 mpg highway/35 mpg combined.

The Ford Focus is only capable of a 27 mpg city/40 mpg highway/31 mpg combined estimate from the EPA in the base trim with its 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

While the Honda Civic is the clear winner when it comes to fuel economy, whatever engine you choose, you’re probably still curious about performance. That’s where the Honda Civic ships with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine good for 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque in the base model, or a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that cranks out 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Focus sedan is only available with a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque.

If you’re looking for more muscle, and more fuel economy, the Civic is the clear winner.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

Just because you’re picking a compact car doesn’t mean you want to be crammed into a tiny interior, and it doesn’t mean you want a smaller trunk. No, you probably want the most space possible in this small car class. The 2016 Honda Civic offers a total of 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, while the 2016 Ford Focus falls short with 13.2 cubic feet. The Civic offers a total of 97.8 cubic feet of passenger inside the cabin, while the Ford Focus again falls short with 90.7 cubic feet for you and your passengers.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can find the latest Honda Civic right here at your local Elgin and Schaumburg area Honda dealer, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so visit us today to find out more about the latest Honda Civic!

*Based on 2016 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.