2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Honda Civic

Compact sedans are often the automobile equivalent of plain vanilla ice cream, boring. Thought to be a daily driving car for only the most practical of folks or a starter car for new drivers, compact sedans don't always exude fun. They can be overlooked on the road and in dealerships for other flashier model types. There are a few compact sedans worth giving a second look, however. Let's look at two front-runners in the market. In this comparison of the 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Honda Civic we will see if one of these models can stand out from the crowd.

The 2017 Ford Focus will keep a little more money in your wallet with a starting MSRP of $16,775 compared to the Honda Civic's slightly larger starting MSRP of $18,740. Even with the lower starting MSRP the 2017 Ford Focus provides equal ride quality to the 2017 Honda Civic and its cabin may even be quieter on the road. In this case, the lower price point is a good value.

2017 Ford Focus VS2017 Honda Civic
$16,775 Starting MSRP$18,740
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine2.0-liter four-cylinder
Seating Capacity5

Technology Available in the 2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Honda Civic

Added technology used to be just the cherry on top of the cake, but is now more important than ever to car buyers. Now an integral part of any car, technology helps car drivers stay connected, navigate the streets, and get home safely. While both the 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 Honda Civic provide an impressive array of up-to-date technology the 2017 Ford Focus's technology may have a leg up. The available Ford Sync3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2017 Ford Focus is a lot more user friendly than the 2017 Honda touchscreen interface. A user friendly touchscreen can sometimes seem like a nitpicky detail, but it can mean the difference between being focused on the road or focused on the screen. Not to mention the touchscreen is likely a feature that drivers will be using each and every time they get in the car. The 2017 Ford Focus's standard and available safety features also seem to operate more smoothly than that of the 2017 Honda Civics. The available forward collision warning system and available adaptive cruise control system in the 2017 Civic can be slow to respond and can feel jerky once it does. The 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 Honda Civic are overall both great choices in the compact sedan market. The lower starting price tag and user friendliness of the 2017 Ford Focus may give it overall a better value for your dollar.

Anyone interested in more information on the 2017 Ford Focus can contact our knowledgeable staff at Heritage Ford. Ready to test the smooth-handling Ford Focus out for yourself? Schedule a test drive here today.

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