2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Ford Focus

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic
2016 Ford Focus

2016 Ford Focus

Malin and Keno drivers looking for a first-rate compact sedan often end up comparing the 2016 Honda Civic to the 2016 Ford Focus. Both are popular choices, but only one can offer everything that you need. Keep reading to see how they stack up against each other.

Trim Levels

Malin and Keno drivers will have five trim levels for the 2016 Honda Civic to choose from:

  • LX: The entry-level LX model includes a multi-angle rearview camera, electric parking brake, 5-inch color LCD screen, and LED daytime running lights.
  • EX: The EX provides a one-touch power moonroof to let you open up your ride, plus a Honda LaneWatch feature and Android Auto™/Apple CarPlay® connectivity.
  • EX-T: The EX-T fits a sporty turbocharged 1.5L engine, while also adding dual-zone climate control and heated front seats.
  • EX-L: The EX-L includes leather-trimmed seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment.
  • Touring: The Touring provides the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance technologies as standard, plus a 450-watt 10-speaker premium audio system and heated outboard rear seats.

The 2016 Ford Focus offers just four trim levels. The S model starts with basic base level features such as a four-speaker sound system and air conditioning, while the SE adds a six-speaker system and the Titanium includes leather seating. Models work their way up to the ST, which comes with an upgraded 2.0L engine.

2016 Honda Civic

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda Civic comes with a choice of two all-new powerhouse engines:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Delivers up to 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque while earning up to 27 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway* with a six-speed manual transmission or 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway* with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Puts up to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque at your disposal, and allows for up to 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway* with a CVT.

The 2016 Ford Focus comes with four available engines:

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4
  • 1.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost
  • 2.0L EcoBoost
  • 2.3L EcoBoost

However, that array means that no single engine can be said to ably blend power with efficiency. Power peaks with 350 hp from the 2.3L EcoBoost, but that means spending plenty of time and money topping up the tank. Efficiency comes in at a meager 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway with the base 2.0L engine. The 1.0L EcoBoost comes close to matching the Civic with 30 mpg city/42 mpg highway, but it produces only 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Honda Civic


The recent redesign of the Honda Civic changed the body to offer midsize dimensions without sacrificing the agile lines of a compact, so the 2016 model truly trumps the 2016 Ford Focus when it comes to interior space:

  • Passenger Space: Up to 97.8 cubic feet in the 2016 Honda Civic vs. just 90 in the pokey 2016 Ford Focus.
  • Trunk Space: Up to 15.1 cubic feet in the 2016 Honda Civic vs. a vastly inferior 13.2 in the 2016 Ford Focus.
2016 Honda Civic

Comfort and Convenience Features

The generous dimensions of the 2016 Honda Civic create an upscale environment that is further emphasized by the vehicle’s high standard of technology. The following features are found in the 2016 Honda Civic but not the 2016 Ford Focus:

  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto: Sync your smartphone to the vehicle, then access a wide range of the features and apps on its 7-inch display audio touchscreen.
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Use three viewing modes to reverse with confidence.
  • Heated Outboard Rear Seats: Unlike the Focus, the Civic allows you to heat the seats in the rear as well as those in the front.
2016 Honda Civic

Safety Features

The 2016 Honda Civic continues to impress when it comes to safety technology, offering a whole range of driver assistance systems that the 2016 Ford Focus fails to provide.

Malin and Keno drivers will be pleased to know these features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Employs state-of-the-art radar technology to automatically adjust your speed in order to compensate for the gap between your Civic and the vehicle ahead.
  • Honda LaneWatch: Signal that you’re moving left and you’ll activate a small camera beneath the passenger-side mirror. It displays nearly four times more than the mirror alone right on your touchscreen.
2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic is a Superb Compact Sedan

The 2016 Honda Civic presents a stronger list of features, a greater amount of space, and a more driver-friendly engine lineup than the 2016 Ford Focus. To experience it for yourself, just come down to the showroom at Klamath Falls Honda today or call us at 541-205-4917 to set up a test drive. We look forward to putting our Malin and Keno customers behind the wheel of this spacious compact sedan!

* Based on 2016 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.