Compare 2008 Honda Civic vs 2008 Ford Focus

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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,842
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,010
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Civic sedan rates well for safety, handling and green options, with only a few complaints about its rear-seat access. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 93.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.67 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2628 2588
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 140 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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