2015 Ford Focus vs. 2015 Honda Civic

Is the 2015 Ford Focus Right for Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia Drivers?

The reputation of the 2015 Ford Focus as a fuel-efficient and affordable compact car is pretty well-known around Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia area, but can you get a good new car at the basic Focus S trim level? The Focus comes in three trims, but that S trim is pretty bare, with standard features limited to a height-adjustable driver’s seat, power accessories, and air conditioning. Ford Sync is about the only modern feature on the basic model, though there are many upgrade options available. The Focus does remain pretty efficient at 36 highway and 26 city mpg, though.

While the Focus’ fuel economy specs may sound decent, the Honda Civic with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 39 highway and 30 city mpg* and just took home a 2015 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Small Car Best Buy Award.* Fuel economy and value seem to be in the Civic’s favor, and the features make for the hat trick. The Civic is helping Honda redefine the “standard” in “standard features” by equipping the basic LX trim with SMS texting, Pandora radio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a rearview camera, a 5-inch customizable touchscreen interface, and much more. But you should really experience the Civic for yourself to understand what it’s capable of, and we would be happy to set you up with a test drive at a Tri-State Honda Dealer.

Before you get behind the wheel of the new Civic, see how the Ford Focus compares to it in our side-by-side chart of standard features below:

*For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle