2015 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Honda Civic
The 2015 Ford Focus has benefited from a redesign, so Chicago and Manteno drivers are eager to know whether it still outclasses the 2015 Honda Civic. We compared each vehicle in order to find out.
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Trim Levels and Price
The 2015 Ford Focus comes in six separate trim levels, with both hatchback and sedan models available:
- S Sedan: Starting at $17,170, the S Sedan comes with cutting-edge technology such as speed-sensitive volume control and an AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system.
- SE Sedan: Starting at $18,460, you’ll enjoy automatic quad beam halogen headlights for both convenience and safety, while also benefiting from cruise control and an upgraded audio system.
- SE Hatch: The standard hatchback starts at only $18,960, and blends the same diverse array of features found in the SE Sedan with the space and versatility of a hatch.
- Titanium Sedan: Starting at $23,170, the Titanium Sedan includes a ten-speaker premium audio system, dual-zone climate control, and leather-trimmed front bucket seats.
- Titanium Hatch: The Titanium Hatch starts at only $23,670, and includes the same luxurious fittings and state-of-the-art equipment as the Titanium Sedan.
- ST: Starting at $24,370, the ST is a high-performance hatchback with power to write home about. You’ll enjoy 252 hp and 270 lb-ft torque.
The 2015 Honda Civic comes in only four trim levels, and fails to offer any hatchback option at all for Chicago and Manteno drivers:
- LX: With a minimum starting price of $18,490, the entry-level Civic is over $1,000 more expensive than the Focus S.
- SE: The Civic SE starts at $19,990, and offers a rearview camera and 15-inch alloy wheels.
- EX: The EX starts at $21,190, and provides a moonroof with tilt feature, plus a Smart Entry system.
- EX-L: This top of the line 2015 Civic starts at $22,840, and comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2015 Ford Focus makes three engines available, allowing drivers to prioritize power, efficiency, or a dynamic blend of the two:
- The standard 2.0L Ti-VCT can be fitted with either five-speed manual or six-speed Powershift automatic transmission, allowing you to attain 27 mpg city and an incredible 40 mpg on the highway, even while benefiting from a generous 160 hp.
- The 1.0L EcoBoost emphasizes efficiency, offering up to 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway.
- The 2.0L EcoBoost is all about performance, enlivening the vehicle with a formidable 252 hp and 270 lb-ft torque.
Honda has made a habit of equipping their vehicles with only one engine. Unfortunately, the 2015 Civic is no exception, fitting only a 1.8L i-VTEC across all trims. Even with the available continuously variable transmission, you’ll make 30 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway – less than the standard Focus engine, and far less than the ultra-efficient 1.0L EcoBoost. You’ll also find performance rather sluggish, with only 143 hp.
The 2015 Honda Civic provides an extremely small amount of cargo space – even for a sedan. You’ll only be able to carry 12.5 cubic feet of cargo as standard. If you want to take anything more than an overnight bag, the 2015 Civic is not for you.
However, the 2015 Ford Focus is an expansive superstar. Even with all seats occupied, you’ll be able to fit 23.8 cubic feet of cargo in the hatchback model — and if you flip down and stow the 60/40-split second-row seats, you’ll have 44.8 cubic feet of cargo-carrying potential.
Comfort and Convenience Features
Both the 2015 Ford Focus and the 2015 Honda Civic provide an enviable level of interior technology, with premium features such as a rearview camera being included as standard across all models. However, the Focus is fitted with a number of features you’ll only find in a Ford, including:
- MyKey: Programmable keys allow you to control the driving mode of other users — a particularly useful device for those with kids. A belt-minder warning charm can be activated, audio volume can be reduced by 45%, and a limit can be placed on speed.
- SYNC With MyFord Touch: Uses voice-activated technology and a customizable touchscreen display to improve your driving experience while still allowing you to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel.
Drive the 2015 Ford Focus Near Manteno, IL
The 2015 Ford Focus is more comfortable, more powerful, and more efficient than the 2015 Honda Civic. Find yours today when you visit Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We welcome drivers from Chicago, Manteno, and the surrounding communities, and we hope to see you soon!