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Selected Style 4-Door Manual DX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
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 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 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
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 w/Navi EX 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
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 Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
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
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
2-Door Coupe S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.6
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 15.8
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2628 2588
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6300 140 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4300 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Civic Sdn Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.39 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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