2016 Honda Civic front viewWhen Albany area drivers go searching for a sporty, practical, and fuel-efficient small car, the 2016 Ford Focus ST price often puts it on the shortlist, but does it deserve to be driven home? We want to compare the Focus ST to the 2016 Honda Civic—which has a turbocharged engine available for the first time—to see which one delivers a superior value to Albany drivers.

Compare the Costs

The first thing you might notice about the 2016 Ford Focus ST price is that it’s a bit higher than the average model—it starts at $23,350—and we want to make sure you know that you can enjoy the benefits and power of a turbocharged engine at a lower price. The 2016 Honda Civic EX-T Sedan with CVT has a 1.5L turbocharged engine with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, with a starting MSRP of just $22,200.*

The 2016 Civic EX-T Sedan with CVT is also the most efficient of the new 2016 Civic models, earning an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg** to the 32 highway mpg of the Ford Focus ST.

Features of the Civic

The 2016 Ford Focus ST is built for performance, yet you don’t need a performance-tuned (and performance-priced) small car in order to have a powerful and thrilling ride. In addition to the fuel economy and price advantages of the 2016 Civic, it also has some of the best standard and available features in its class. You can find these features on even the base LX trim of the 2016 Civic:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Bluetooth for phone and audio
  • 5-inch color LCD screen
  • LED daytime running lights

Even the basic Civic LX can be had with Honda’s new Honda Sensing suite of safety features, many of which require significant trim level upgrades on the Focus.

Test Drive a Civic

The Civic and the Focus have frequently butted heads, but if you think the 2016 Ford Focus ST price is the best you can do for a turbocharged small car, let us show you the Civic LX-T. This is the first time Honda brought a turbocharged engine to the American market, and they picked a great car for it. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.

**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, 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.