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2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Ford Focus

Both the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus are fierce competitors in the compact car arena, and both of these compacts are available as either a hatchback or a sedan. If you are specifically curious about the sedan models, and want to know which one is right for you, then you are bound to be interested in our 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Ford Focus comparison.

To show that both of these compact sedans have luxury we will be comparing the lowest trims that include leather for these two vehicles. For the Honda Civic Sedan that means we will be looking at the EX-L, which is the second from the highest trim. For the Ford Focus we will be looking at the Titanium trim, which is the highest trim level available excluding performance trims. If you want to take a look at some of the other Civic trims available in the Indianapolis area, then click the link below to see our new Civic inventory at Indy Honda.

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2017 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L VS 2017 Ford Focus Sedan Titanium
174 Horsepower 160
15.1 Cubic-Feet Cargo Volume 13.2 Cubic-Feet
95.0 Cubic-Feet Passenger Volume 90.7 Cubic-Feet
Standard Variable Assisted Steering Not Available

Honda and Ford compact sedans compared

You may not always think about things like power or performance when you are considering a four-door sedan, but these things are important. You want a car that will get you where you need to go, but you also want something that is fun, and that’s where the Civic EX-L edges out the Focus Titanium. Not only does it have 14 more horsepower, but it also beats the Focus in terms of torque with 162 pound-feet of torque compared to 146 pound-feet of torque for the Focus. Not only do you want a four-door sedan, but you want something that has interior room and cargo space. Once again, the Honda Civic EX-L comes out on top. With over 4 cubic-feet extra on the inside and nearly 2 cubic-feet of extra room in the trunk, you will have plenty of room for people and cargo. Then there’s the Variable Assisted Steering. This is a wonderful feature employed by Honda that allows your car to adjust its steering ratios based on your speed. This means you will have to turn the wheel less at low speeds and you will have a finer degree of control at high speeds. This is a feature that the Focus doesn’t provide. If you live in the Indianapolis are and you are interested in a Civic Sedan, then let the team at Indy Honda help you out. We have a wonderful inventory and a friendly staff that’s ready to get to work for you.

2017 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L steering wheel and dash
2017 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L Honda LaneWatch
2017 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L center console
2017 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L rear seats folded down

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