2017 Ford Focus v. 2017 Honda Civic


If you are in the market for a sedan that brings you incredible drivability for you and your family, then you are probably choosing between the 2017 Ford Focus S and the 2017 Honda Civic LX. These are two of the top sedan models on the market today, each one holding distinct advantages. This is why the team here at Tri-County Ford is here to help you decide which vehicle better meets the needs of you and your family. Our staff wants to assist you through each and every step of the car-buying process, especially the research phase. If you are stuck deciding between the 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 Honda Civic LX, then know that we have gathered all the facts to aid you in figuring out which one of these models better fits your lifestyle.

When it comes to power, the 2017 Ford Focus S holds the advantage. At 6,500 RPM, the engine of the 2017 Ford Focus S brings you 160 horsepower, while the 2017 Honda Civic LX tops out at 158 horsepower at 6,500 RPM. If you look at torque, this category goes to the Focus as well. The 2017 Ford Focus S brings you 146 lb.-ft. of torque while the 2017 Honda Civic LX gets slightly less at 138 lb.-ft. The engine of the Focus is flexible when it comes to fuel, as it can run on ethanol or gas. The engine of the Honda Civic runs on strictly gas. You can also have better control over your Focus S than the Civic LX, as the transmission of the Focus S is a manual 5-speed. The transmission of the Civic LX is an automatic CVT. The rear braking system of the 2017 Ford Focus S is a drum, while the rear braking system of the 2017 Honda Civic LX is the traditional disc braking system you find on most vehicles.

Ford will also have your back for a longer period of time, as their roadside assistance program lasts 5 years or 60,000 miles. The Honda roadside assistance program ends after 3 years or 36,000 miles. Not only does Ford have your back, they have your knees as well. The 2017 Ford Focus S includes a driver's knee-level airbag that the Honda Civic LX doesn't posses. The Ford Focus is 80.5 inches wide and 57.7 inches tall, while the Honda Civic is only 70.8 inches wide and 55.7 inches wide. This allows the 2017 Ford Focus S to bring passengers more room than the 2017 Honda Civic. For example, this Focus has 43.1 inches of front legroom, while this Civic peaks at 42.3 inches of front legroom.


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