Compare 2012 Ford Focus vs 2011 Honda Civic

2012 Ford Focus
2011 Honda Civic
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus 4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
Focus 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
Focus 5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
Focus 5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
Focus 5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,121 $16,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,387 $15,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,176 $17,555
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,441 $22,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,275 $24,205
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 43 $22,041 $23,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 43 $23,142 $25,150
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 43 $23,876 $25,950
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 43 $24,976 $27,150
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,305 $16,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,993 $17,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,790 $20,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,212 $21,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $22,046 $23,955
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $24,021 $25,490
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $17,093 $18,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,643 $19,155
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,571 $15,805
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,259 $16,555
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $18,056 $19,605
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,359 $17,755
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,910 $18,355
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,624 $22,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,459 $24,405
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,808 $22,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,635
$15,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,500
$16,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$273 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 83.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
43.7 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 175.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.5
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.98 x - TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.73
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 2652
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.1 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 140 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.53
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Honda Civic Cpe
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.93 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
SLA Multi-link
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)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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