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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
4-Door Manual DX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,846 $15,955
4-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,586 $16,755
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,744 $18,005
4-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,484 $18,805
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
4-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
4-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,141 $22,755
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
4-Door Automatic HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic PZEV HF 29 41 $18,225 $19,605
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $24,943 $26,305
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $26,364 $27,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,456 $19,855
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,558 $17,805
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 28 36 $14,660 $15,755
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV DX 28 39 $15,401 $16,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV LX 28 39 $17,299 $18,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX 28 39 $19,197 $20,655
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX 28 39 $20,586 $22,155
Coupe 2-Door Automatic PZEV EX-L 28 39 $20,539 $22,105
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 28 39 $21,928 $23,605
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $20,771 $22,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $20,956 $22,555
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,159 $23,855
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,345 $24,055
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 44 $22,479 $24,200
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 44 $23,590 $25,400
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 44 $23,868 $25,700
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 44 $24,979 $26,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$14,846
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$15,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped. The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 43.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 105.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 69.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 177.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.98 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2857 2608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.1 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electonic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4450 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6500 140 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.87
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.14
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.24
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Honda Civic Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.43
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.93 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear SLA Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 6.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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