The 2012 Ford Focus vs. the 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Ford Focus

Perhaps the most competitive auto market is the compact segment, but the 2012 Ford Focus distinguishes itself as a worthy member, especially when it comes to sticker price and engine performance. If you're in the Chicago area, come visit Terry's Ford of Peotone to test drive this outstanding line of family cars. We're conveniently located at 363 S. Harlem Ave, and we feature a full range of new and pre-owned vehicles for smart buyers.

Here are some facts to consider when comparing the 2012 Focus S model against competition like the 2012 Honda Civic sedan EX-L.


Ford Offers Drivers Affordability, Power, and Protection

Purchasing a new vehicle is a distinctly American rite of passage, and savvy buyers frequently consider the bottom line first. The new Ford Focus S carries an MSRP of $16,500, whereas the Civic sedan lists at $22,105. When each of these vehicles are competitively equipped the Ford prices at $17,295, while the Honda comes in at $22,895. With a difference of at least $5,600, the Focus owners will see a savings up front on their purchase.

The new Ford compact car comes with a 2.0L Duratec I4 engine with flexible fuel capabilities. The Civic also has an I4 motor, but its a 1.8L model. The Ford engine produces 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. The Honda motor, on the other hand, generates 140 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. That variance of 20 hp and 18 lb-ft means the Focus will be quicker off the line and have more power available for drivers on the road.

One feature worth mentioning with the new Focus its battery saver and run down protection system. Ford engineers designed this tech component to make sure you don't get stranded on the road. It will monitor your battery voltage, and if the energy output drops too low because you left the cabin light on accidentally, it will shut down the electrical load and reserve enough power to start the engine. The Civic does have this feature available even as an option.


Test Drive a Focus Today

Terry's Ford of Peotone is a scenic drive south on 1-94 to I-57 from Chicago. Come out to see and experience our commitment to service excellence and the new Ford Focus for yourself.