2018 Ford Focus vs Honda Civic

Sedan shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle might be wondering if the 2018 Ford Focus or the 2018 Honda Civic would be a better fit for their lifestyle. In this detailed comparison, we at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg will show you how these two impressive vehicles compare in categories you care most about.

Read ahead to see how the Focus and the Civic stack up against each other when it comes to performance, technology features, and safety!

Focus vs Civic: Performance Specifications

As competitively capable sedans, the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Honda Civic have a few things in common under the front hood. Both come standardly equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that work alongside a standard front-wheel drivetrain.

The Focus takes efficiency to the next level, though, with its Electric trim level. This trim level is powered by a 107 kW electric motor and 1-speed automatic transmission. This duo allows the Ford Electric to achieve an unbelievable EPA-estimated 118 city / 96 highway MPGe1. The best you'll do in the Civic is an EPA-estimated 36 combined MPG.

Focus vs Civic: Technology Features

Both the 2018 Ford Focus and the 2018 Honda Civic offer a variety of advanced technology features to keep you entertained and in the loop while you're on the go. In the Focus, you'll have a standard SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System.

The Focus doesn't stop there, though. You can opt for the available SYNC® 3 system which boasts an 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and a plethora of capabilities. Access all of your smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® and use Google Maps™ to get voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation with live traffic updates along your route.

As for the 2018 Honda Civic, you won't have quite as much to enjoy. Standardly, you'll have Bluetooth® connectability like the Focus but you'll miss out on the convenience of standard voice command. The Civic's available navigation can only be found in the top two trim levels.

Focus vs Civic: Top-Notch Safety

As 2018 models, the Ford Focus and the 2018 Honda Civic offer some of the most highly sought-after active safety features on the market. Both models offer LED daytime running lights, rear view cameras, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, and stability control.

On top of these passive features, both models sport a variety of active safety features including Lane Keep Assist. This feature helps you stay in your lane by monitoring where your vehicle is in relation to your lane lines. If this feature senses that you're veering from your lane, you'll be notified so that you can get back on track.

One extra feature you'll get with the Focus is a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert. This feature keeps an eye on your blind spots and warns you when another vehicle is there so that you can avoid it.

2018 Ford Focus vs 2018 Honda Civic: The Verdict

While the 2018 Honda Civic offers some good features, it's clear that the 2018 Ford Focus comes out on top. Come see for yourself what this sedan can do at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg! Shoppers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today.


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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6320 Carlisle Pike
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