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2011 Honda Civic

2012 Ford Focus

  2011 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Auto EX-L Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Ford Focus
MSRP
$15,805
$16,500
Invoice $14,571 $15,635
MPG
City/Highway
21/36 26/38
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2011 Honda Civic is still a standout for its perky driving feel and responsiveness, but in most other respects it's no longer so impressive. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Peppy engines
  • Excellent manual gearbox
  • Well-isolated interior
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Natural-gas, Hybrid, and performance (Si) variants

Dislikes:

  • Tight headroom, especially in back
  • Backseat tough to enter/exit
  • Ride can be choppy

Likes:

  • Awesome poise and handling
  • Good steering feel
  • Firm but supple ride
  • Coolness of MyFord Touch

Dislikes:

  • Seats don't fold neatly
  • Moderate road noise
  • Cluttered audio controls (base layout)
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