2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Ford Focus

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2016 Honda Civic

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2016 Ford Focus

The10th-generation model of one of America’s favorite vehicles, the 2016 Honda Civic provides far more for College Place and Kennewick drivers than the 2016 Ford Focus. Whether you need more space in which to stretch out and relax or store your luggage, an impressive array of technologies, or a thoroughly modern interior, the 2016 Civic ticks all the boxes.

Trim Levels

Your 2016 Honda Civic comes in five stunning trim levels:

  • LX: The entry-level LX boasts premium technology. Reverse with confidence thanks to a multi-angle rearview camera, read vehicle information on a 5-inch color LCD screen, and stay safe and stylish thanks to LED daytime running lights.
  • EX: The EX offers Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay® connectivity on a 7-inch screen, plus a one-touch power moonroof, Honda LaneWatch feature, and a smart entry system with remote engine start.
  • EX-T: The EX-T offers a sporty ride thanks to its turbocharged, direct-injection 1.5L engine. Drivers also receive the comfort of dual-zone climate control and heated front seats, plus a complimentary subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.
  • EX-L: The EX-L adds comfort features across the whole cabin, covering the seats, steering wheel, and shift knob in soft, supple leather.
  • Touring: The Touring trim includes the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance features as standard, as well as rain sensing wipers, heated outboard rear seats, and a 10-speaker premium audio system.

The 2016 Ford Focus falls flat when it comes to features.

  • S: Offers features such as air conditioning, cloth upholstery, and a height-adjustable driver seat.
  • SE: Upgrades to 16-inch alloy wheels, then adds cruise control and a six-speaker sound system.
  • Titanium: Provides leather seating, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a sunroof.
  • ST: Upgrades to the 2.0L high-Output EcoBoost, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ST front grille, and ST fog lamps.
  • RS: For almost $10,000 more than the Honda Civic Touring, you’ll get a 2.3L EcoBoost engine, an RS front fascia and grille, an RS fog lamps, and an RS rear spoiler.
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Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda Civic’s redesign equipped it with a choice of two all-new powertrains.

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Harnesses 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque for capable cruising power, and earns up to 27 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway* with a six-speed manual transmission or 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway* with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes a sporty 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, all while earning up to 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway* with a CVT.

The 2016 Ford Focus comes with four available engines: 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4, 1.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost, 2.0L EcoBoost, and 2.3L EcoBoost. More power than you’ll ever really need comes with the 350-hp 2.3L EcoBoost, but it burns plenty of fuel to create that kind of power. Even the base engine only allows for 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The efficient 1.0L EcoBoost does offer 30 mpg city/42 highway, but its 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque makes for a fairly sluggish ride.

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The redesign of the Civic granted the 2016 model more than just advanced technology and well-rounded engine options. College Place and Kennewick drivers will now benefit from one of the largest cabins in the compact sedan segment, a superiority ably underlined by the noticeable disparity between the dimensions of the Civic and the 2016 Focus:

  • Passenger Space: Up to 97.8 cubic feet in the 2016 Honda Civic vs. just 90 in the 2016 Ford Focus.
  • Trunk Space: Up to 15.1 cubic feet in the 2016 Honda Civic vs. only 13.2 in the 2016 Ford Focus.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The 2016 Honda Civic offers both stronger standard technology than the 2016 Ford Focus and improved available technology. For example, the entry-level Civic comes with a 5-inch color LCD screen, multi-angle rearview camera, and cruise control, while the Focus includes a 4.2-inch display, a basic rearview monitor, and no cruise control function as standard.

The 2016 Honda Civic goes on to offer a score of available features that aren’t available with the Focus, including:

  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Connectivity
  • SMS Message Reader
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seats
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Safety Features

The 2016 Honda Civic reaches the same pinnacles of innovation when it comes to driver safety, offering the following features that are not available with the 2016 Ford Focus.

These features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Advanced technology monitors the gap between your vehicle and any vehicle ahead, then automatically adjusts your cruising speed in order to compensate.
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: The ACE body structure is able to intelligently crumple upon impact in order to direct impact energy away from you and your passengers.
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The 2016 Ford Focus Fails to Compete with the Cutting-Edge 2016 Honda Civic

For a fully up-to-date sedan that boasts the latest technology and one of the most comfortable cabins around, come down to Walla Walla Valley Honda today to test drive the 2016 Honda Civic. For more information, contact us online or call 509-593-4918. We can’t wait to put our College Place and Kennewick customers behind the wheel of this spacious compact sedan!

* 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.