Though it’s been known as an affordable small car for years, the 2016 Ford Focus standard features haven’t aged well. We compared it to a 2016 Honda Civic Sedan to give you an idea of what a state-of-the-art, truly modern small car is capable of. Just scroll down to see for yourself what the Civic has over the Focus; we think you’ll see why so many Albany area drivers have been choosing Honda’s small car.
Honda Sets the Standard for Features
Starting with the 2013 model year, Honda began outfitting their vehicles with one of the most competitive and diverse selections of standard features, and automakers like Ford are still struggling to catch up. When we put the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan up against the 2016 Ford Focus standard features, we felt like the Focus was still competing against those 2013 Honda models.
- Rearview Camera: Many modern cars come standard with a rearview camera these days—like the Focus—but the Civic comes with a multi-angle rearview camera to give you three views before backing up.
- Climate Control: While the Focus has heating and air-conditioning, Ford leaves you fiddling with the controls as you drive while the Civic comes standard with automatic climate control.
- LCD Display: The 5-inch diagonal LCD screen of the Civic makes it easier to see vehicle and media information instead of squinting at the Focus’s smaller display.
- Advanced Safety Features: While not technically standard on the Civic, Honda makes the Honda Sensing features available at every trim level, even the basic LX trim. The Focus has some advanced safety features, but they require multiple trim level upgrades; Honda lets you add them on without upgrading the rest.
These are just the basic features of each model, and if you climb up the trims, we think you’ll agree that Honda still leads when it comes to amenities.
Test Drive a Civic
The best way to see the 2016 Honda Civic is to get behind the wheel and take it for a test drive. We think you’ll see that the 2016 Ford Focus standard features leave something to be desired. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive of the brand-new 10th-generation Civic.
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.