Compare 2011 Honda Civic vs 2012 Ford Focus

2011 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
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4-Door Sedan S
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
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,571
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,805
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.8
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 43.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 90.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 71.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.70 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2630 2857
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)
6.8 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 160 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.72
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -
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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