2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback

Small hatchback cars appeal to car shoppers looking for a vehicle that offers the fuel economy ratings of a compact car, without the confining compact trunk space. A hatchback body style adds storage space, and versatility to models in the compact class. Looking at the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs the 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback compares two models in the compact hatchback segment.

The draw of the compact class is the increased amount of storage space this body style provides. With the rear seats folded down, the 2017 Civic Hatchback offers a maximum storage capacity of 46.2 cubic feet. Ford Focus models offer 43.9 cubic feet of storage space.

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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback VS 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback
1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder
174 hp 167 lb-ft torque Engine Performance 160 hp, 146 lb-ft torque
5 Trim Levels 3
46.2 cubic ft Cargo Space 43.9 cubic ft

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback, Ford Focus Engine Performance and Trim Options

The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and 2017 Ford Focus Hatchback are both powered by four-cylinder engines. The Civic comes equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while the Focus is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The Honda engine produces 174 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque, while the Ford engine is rated at 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque.

Honda and Ford each offer their compact hatchback models in multiple trim levels. The Civic Hatchback is available in five trims, while the Focus is offered in three. Each trim level comes equipped with a different collection of comfort, safety and technology features.

Both cars can be equipped with one of two transmission options. Honda offers a manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) while for offers a manual and an automatic. When equipped with the manual transmission, the Civic can earn up to an estimated 30 miles per gallon in the cities, and 39 miles per gallon on the highways. CVT-equipped models check in at an estimated 31 miles per gallon in the city, and 40 miles per gallon on the highways.*

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback interior
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2017 Honda Civic Hatchback trunk

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