2017 Ford Focus Hatchback vs 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2017 Ford Focus Hatchback


2017 Honda Civic Hatchback

2.0-L I-4


1.5-L I-4

Heated Front Seats


Passenger Capacity


Serving Columbus, Westerville, and Gahanna, OH

Sporty and stylish, the 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback starts at just under $20,000. The Honda Civic Hatchback also has a similar starting price. Offering the turbocharged EcoBoost engines and Ti-VCT engine, the Focus Hatchback is more powerful than the Civic Hatchback. Equipped with the Torque Vectoring Control and AdvanceTrac technology, this Ford is also more versatile. You can customize the Focus Hatchback in Kona Blue, Race Red, Blue Candy or other stunning colors.


The 2.0 L Ti-VCT engine is standard in the Ford Focus Hatchback SE, SEL and Titanium trims. This four-cylinder engine generates up to 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Having the Flex Fuel design, the Ti-VCT engine is compatible with E85 fuel. Under the hood of the ST model is the 2.0 L EcoBoost engine that whips out 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Exclusively installed in the RS edition, the 2.3 L EcoBoost engine cranks out 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. By contrast, the Honda Civic Hatchback's four-cylinder engine only offers a peak output of 180 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Featuring the PowerShift and SelectShift technology, the six-speed automatic transmission system in the Focus Hatchback offers seamless changes in gears. Both models are also available with a six-speed manual transmission system that's suitable for a truly custom drive on any road.


Equipped with the Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system, the Ford Focus Hatchback is easy to handle in various conditions. With some leverage from the Torque Vectoring Control, you'll confidently navigate curved roads and inclined surfaces. This signature technology significantly improves the car's cornering capabilities. Additionally, the Focus Hatchback comes with the AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control that maximizes traction on dry and slippery surfaces. This patented installation is paired with the Anti-Lock Braking System to ensure a short stopping distance on wet pavement. Featuring a gas-charged hydraulic system, the vehicle's rear suspension system absorbs harsh bumps and shocks from rough roads. Control blades and stabilizer bars are also installed in the rear suspension. When equipped with active grille shutters, the Focus Hatchback truly offers excellent aerodynamic performance at fast speeds. Installed only in the RS model, a high-performance all-wheel drive system comes with multiple modes that can be customized according to driving conditions.

Digital Technology

The SYNC®3 infotainment system in the Ford Focus Hatchback includes an 8-inch LCD touch screen. Featuring 2-D and 3-D maps, the built-in GPS navigation system is connected to live updates on SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. The Honda Civic Hatchback's 7-inch navigation system is connected to Honda HD Digital Traffic. Both models offer access to music channels on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio. Featuring 10 premium speakers, the Focus Hatchback's Sony sound system produces better acoustics than the Civic Hatchback's generic audio system that includes a dozen speakers. Both cars include USB ports, 12-v outlets and auxiliary jacks that provide simple ways to connect mobile gadgets. Additionally, wireless Bluetooth technology is available in these high-tech hatchbacks.

Are you interested in test driving the 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback? Then plan a visit to Krieger Ford. When you visit our dealership, you'll surely understand that this premium Ford hatchback model is better than the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback in many important categories.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Make an Inquiry


Krieger Ford Inc.

1800 Morse Road
Directions Columbus, OH 43229

  • Sales: (800) 783-3673
  • Service: (614) 888-3320
  • Parts: (614) 888-3320


  • Monday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM-8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
AdChoices true true true true true true true true true true
{09:00-18:00=[Fr, Sa], 09:00-20:00=[Tu, Mo, Th, We]}