Albany drivers drawn to the 2016 Ford Focus price, the first thing you should be asking yourself is “what do I get for my money?” We have to admit, though, that you might not like the answer. We compared the 2016 Focus to the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan and found that the Focus comes up short on features, on fuel economy, and on interior space, causing us to ask if there is value in the price of the Focus. You’ll have to decide for yourself, but we want to help.
Differences Between the Focus and the Civic
We already compared the Civic to the 2016 Ford Focus standard features, but just to recap: Honda gives drivers an edge on standard features and makes a suite of advanced safety amenities available on the base trim level. While the Focus is certainly better equipped than it was years ago, it’s still a bit behind the Civic.
One of the biggest advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic is its fuel economy:
- 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan models with a CVT earn an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city for 35 mpg combined city/highway.*
- The 2016 Ford Focus, however, only manages 40 highway and 27 city mpg for 31 mpg combined city/highway.
Whether you’re a highway commuter or a city driver, that’s a difference that will add up over time, and fuel economy specs should be on your mind before settling for a car just because the 2016 Ford Focus price is a bit lower.
The Focus also lives up to its “compact car” branding, featuring just 90.7 cubic feet of passenger space to the Civic Sedan’s 97.8 cubic feet, and any rear passengers will thank you for choosing the Civic with its available 37.4 inches of legroom (the Focus only has 33.2 inches of rear legroom).
Test Drive a Civic
The best way to see these advantages is in person; let us give you the best seat in the house: behind the wheel of the 2016 Honda Civic. See for yourself if it offers more value than the 2016 Ford Focus price is capable of. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you for a test drive of the Civic near Albany.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.