2012 Honda Civic vs. 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Honda Civic HFIf you are considering a 2012 Honda Civic as your next vehicle in Westminster or the surrounding Colorado areas, you should be aware of all your options. Our team at Fisher Honda, located at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, is utterly committed to matching you and your family to the right vehicle. To help you make a more informed decision when purchasing a new car, we have placed one of our best-selling and most respected models — the Honda Civic — under the magnifying glass alongside one of its key competitors: the Ford Focus.

The New Civic Sedan Offers More Value for Less

For the purpose of this comparison, we put the new Honda Civic up against a similarly outfitted 2012 Focus model to account for any possible discrepancy between standard and optional features. Both cars were base-trim sedans with automatic transmissions in this case.

First off, Westminster area Honda enthusiasts will be pleased to find that both the base MSRP and the comparatively equipped priced of the 2012 Civic were significantly lower than the Focus – by $745 and $1,845, respectively. Furthermore, ALG — an independent body of automotive researchers — place the Civic ahead of the Focus in terms of its residual value after five years, thus rendering the Honda a better fiscal investment in our opinion.

In terms of safety, the Focus performed poorly in relation to the current Civic, scoring only a 4 in frontal and side crash tests, and a 4 overall according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s evaluations. The Civic, on the other hand, scored a 5 — the highest score possible — in all of these categories, earning a 5 out of 5 overall as well.

The interior of the Civic proves to be a lot more comfortable as well, surpassing the Focus in terms of headroom, front and rear legroom, and overall passenger volume.

Make Your Own Comparison at Fisher Honda

We hope we’ve given you a good basis for comparison on paper, but there’s nothing like driving a 2012 Civic for yourself. Visit us at Fisher Honda for more information about our dealership and to see how you can get behind the wheel of a new Honda model today.