Honda Civic Type R vs. Ford Focus RS: How Do They Really Compare?

Since automobiles first began to be manufactured in this country, various car manufacturers have borrowed features and styles from one another. Today’s advancing technology in safety, convenience, and entertainment features may start with one car company soon to be shared on every brand.

Most manufacturers also have a similar selection of models, including sedans, SUVs, pickups, and coupes. The end result is that the inexperienced eye may have trouble telling the vehicles apart. Car buyers may compare prices between the two brands to make their decision on which one to buy, but the comparison should go much deeper than that.

Ford Focus RS

The Details That Set the Cars Apart

The Ford Focus RS and the Honda Civic Type R are two hatchbacks that may seem similar at first glance. We believe a close look at what each has to offer will help you make the choice to buy at Community Ford dealership in Indianapolis.

The Honda has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, giving it 316bhp along with 400Nm of torque. A slightly larger 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine makes the Ford the more powerful of the two cars. It also has 470Nm of torque, a hefty 70Nm more than that of the Honda.

Both vehicles offer comfortable seating for five, making them a good choice for families. The Ford adds another layer of convenience with the upgrade from three doors to five. The Honda scores high in the “race car” department with four supersized exhausts and 20-inch ContiSportContact 6 rubber tires in comparison to the Ford’s 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

Still, combined with the forged-aluminum wheel, the tires on the Ford Focus are as sporty as it gets.  The Ford also has an all-wheel-drive system in comparison to the Honda’s front-wheel-drive only. It gets incredible traction that makes it easier to handle, even on wet roads.

There may not be as great a fan base for the Honda since this model has only been available in foreign markets until this year. The Ford Focus RS, on the other hand, has been delighting fans since its first version was released in 2002.

Car buyers have had a lot of time to become familiar with the quality and performance of the car while enjoying the changes in its appearance with each new model. The addition of the spoilers, diffusers, and splits with vents makes it an exciting change that Ford drivers are anticipating.

New Ford Focus RS

The fact that the Honda Civic type R hasn’t made it to the dealerships yet still leaves room for some unanswered questions. Honda fans are likely to anticipate the introduction of the car with undying enthusiasm.

In many ways, the same is true for the Ford Focus RS. Drivers who have already driven previous models or who are simply dedicated Ford drivers are more likely to make their way to the Ford dealership in Bloomington for their purchase of the new Ford Focus RS. The new version of an old favorite makes it a good choice for drivers of any age.

Inevitably, the comparison between cars comes back to price, and this one is easy to make. Both cars are expected to be in the mid-thirties. The factor that will determine which car is the best value will be which one meets your personal style and your style of driving the best. There is also the fact that the Ford offers the greatest power and better traction that add to the fun factor.

To learn more about the release of the new Ford Focus RS or any of our new or used vehicles, call Community Ford at 317-831-2750. We have what you are looking for.