2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Ford Focus in Bourbonnais, IL

Honda Civic Vs Ford Focus

Are you looking for a new sedan to upgrade your daily drive? The 2017 Honda Civic sedan LX and 2017 Ford Focus SE are two exceptional models to consider. Both provide the advanced technology, safety features, and fuel efficiency you need for your commute. Since you're only buying one, the team of product specialists at our Honda dealership sifted through all the details to provide you with this comparison to help you discover which one meets your needs the best. Continue reading to find out which one will elevate your commute, and give Bill Kay Honda in Bourbonnais, IL a call at (877) 316-5359 if you have any questions.

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Performance

The Honda Civic offers more muscle than the Ford Focus, as you can see for yourself in the table below. As a result, the Honda Civic is quicker off the line, while the Ford Focus feels sluggish. You'll also appreciate the ECO Assist™ system offered with the Honda Civic because it helps you maximize fuel economy by subtly adjusting the engine's performance, climate control system, and transmission. The Ford Focus SE's auto start-stop technology contributes to its underwhelming acceleration. Check out what's happening under the hood in the following table:

Honda Civic LX


Ford Focus SE

2.0L I4


1.0L EcoBoost® I3

158 HP


123 HP

138 lb.-ft.


125 lb.-ft.

28/40 MPG*

MPG city/highway

30/40 MPG

6-speed manual


6-speed manual

*28 city/40 highway/32 combined MPG rating for LX model with six-speed manual transmission. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Used for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Safety & Technology

While the 2017 Ford Focus receives high marks for safety, the 2017 Honda Civic with Collision Mitigation Braking has received the IIHS "Top Safety Pick" award. There's no wondering why since the 2017 Civic has superior safety technology. For instance, let's compare their rearview cameras. The Civic's camera gives you a view from three angles, improving visibility behind you exponentially, while the Focus SE's doesn't. Additional Honda Civic safety features include:

  • Brake Assist
  • ACE™ Body Structure
  • Optional Adaptive Cruise Control

In addition to keeping you safe, tech features will keep you comfortable in your new Honda Civic. Stay warm with automatic climate control and optional heated seats, which are unavailable on the new Ford Focus. See what other technologies are offered on the 2017 Civic, and then peek at the new inventory at our Honda dealership in Bourbonnais, IL to find a sedan equipped with all the features you want.

  • Bluetooth® audio streaming/hands-free
  • Speed-sensitive volume control
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Automatic headlights
  • Power side mirrors

2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Ford Focus: Interior Design

Honda Civic Vs Ford Focus Interiors

Just because the Honda Civic and Ford Focus are compact sedans, doesn't mean you can't fit passengers and cargo in your car. Both sedans offer the cargo volume, passenger volume, and storage features to help you fit your gear comfortably. Carry more with less effort in the 2017 Honda Civic thanks to the following attributes that will upgrade your daily drive:

  • Both sedans offer fold-down rear seat backs, allowing you expand your cargo volume.
  • Fit your groceries and then some in the 15.1 cu. ft. cargo area in the 2017 Honda Civic or squeeze what you can in the Ford Focus SE's 13.2 cu. ft. trunk.
  • In the 2017 Honda Civic, elbowroom is plentiful for all five passengers with 95 cu. ft. of passenger volume compared to the 2017 Ford Focus SE's 90-cu. ft. passenger volume.

Test Drive a 2017 Honda Civic Today!

Honda Civic Vs Ford Focus Rear View

The 2017 Honda Civic is superior to the competition and provides the driving experience you need. Schedule a 2017 Civic test drive at Bill Kay Honda in Bourbonnais, IL by completing our online form. You should also complete the secure online finance application at home to save yourself time at your appointment. As always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact our friendly team at (877) 316-5359.