Albany drivers on the hunt for a new small car, you should know that the auto market has changed in the last few years. While the 2015 Ford Focus S standard features might look a little sparse, a competing model like the 2015 Honda Civic LX features some of the latest in automotive technology as standard amenities while also including the features drivers have expected for years.
Let’s take a look at how they compare.
Setting the Standard on Features
Honda has been redefining what drivers think of when it comes to standard features, with the Civic leading the charge in the small car world. On each entry-level Civic LX, you can find features like:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink: Make phone calls handsfree and stream audio straight from your smartphone.
- Rearview camera: Have a clear view of what’s behind your Civic before backing up.
- i-MID infotainment system: The Civic’s convenient touchscreen interface lets you manage your technology and vehicle settings with ease.
- Steering wheel-mounted controls: Control your phone calls, audio, and cruise control without ever taking your hands off of the wheel.
While you can find some comparable amenities on the 2015 Ford Focus S standard features list, Ford doesn’t even include cruise control, in-vehicle map lights, a remote trunk release, or other modern conveniences.
Honda’s Reputation for Fuel Efficiency
At first glance, it might look like the Focus S bests the Civic LX CVT on fuel economy, but here’s a full look at their specs:
- The 2015 Ford Focus S is rated at 40 highway and 27 city mpg for 31 mpg combined city/highway driving.
- The 2015 Honda Civic LX CVT has earned an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg, for 33 mpg combined city/highway.*
For everyday driving, the Civic clearly comes out ahead on fuel economy, too.
Find Your Civic
The 2015 Honda Civic has three different coupe trim levels and four different sedan trim levels, and we want to help you find the one that’s right for you. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you to take a test drive of the Civic – don’t forget that we also have the sport-tuned Honda Civic Si available in sedan and coupe builds as well, if you need something ready for the track.