Compare 2008 Ford Focus vs 2008 Honda Civic

2008 Ford Focus
2008 Honda Civic
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
Focus 2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
Focus 2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
Focus 4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,392 $15,610
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,181 $17,560
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,658 $14,810
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,447 $16,760
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,437 $21,110
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,042 $22,860
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $20,803 $22,600
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $22,408 $24,350
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,575 $15,810
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $17,969 $19,510
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $19,574 $21,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,070 $20,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $20,675 $22,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,174 $24,590
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,364 $17,760
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $13,842 $15,010
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,235 $18,710
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $18,840 $20,460
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $18,336 $19,910
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $19,941 $21,660
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,630 $16,960
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $19,620 $21,310
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si Mugen 21 29 $27,132 $29,500
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $21,225 $23,060
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $21,409 $23,260
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $19,803 $21,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,569
$14,392
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,395
$15,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$240 / month
$260 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 83.7
Second Hip Room (in)
48.3 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.2 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.9 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 11.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
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)
- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 13.62
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.73
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2588 2650
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6250 140 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.02
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Cpe
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Control blade Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut

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