Honda Civic Vs. Ford Focus

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Ford Focus

2017 Ford Focus


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If you’ve been in the market for a good entry-level compact, you’ve probably seen two names come up again and again: the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus. The world of compact cars is as competitive as ever, and with quality models like these choose from it can be hard to know which is your best investment. But while both are affordable, efficient takes on the class, the Civic edges ahead, offering more of just about everything you’ll find in the Focus.


One of the primary deciding factors in choosing a compact is its fuel-efficiency—it’s one of the hallmark features of the segment, so you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. And the Ford Focus does offer some economic performance, with the ST earning EPA ratings of 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway (although the other trims fared worse). But the Civic blows even those high marks out of the water: the 2017 Honda Civic gets an astonishing 32 MPG city/42 MPG highway* with its EX-T trim, and its other trims beat out even the best that the Focus can offer.


For any vehicle you invest in, safety is going to be a top priority—unfortunately, the Focus doesn’t do so well here. It scored poorly in IIHS tests, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of safety features. Meanwhile, the 2017 Honda Civic was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, and offers the comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of safety tech, which includes features like:

  • Lane Keeping Assist

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

  • Collision Mitigation Braking

  • Road Departure Mitigation

All of these smart driving features help you drive safer, preventing accidents as well as protecting you if they do occur.

Try the 2017 Honda Civic at Underriner Honda

When you’re ready to see just how much better the 2017 Honda Civic can be, check out our extensive inventory here at Underriner Honda. As your premier source for fine Honda vehicles in Billings, our expert sales team and flexible financing options make it easy to buy the compact car you’re looking for. So contact us online, and test drive a Honda Civic today!


* 28 city / 40 highway/ 32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city / 40 highway / 34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city / 42 highway / 35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city / 42 highway / 36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors