The process of buying a car can be long and difficult, filled with indecision and even some doubt. But it can be an enjoyable one even at the same time that it provokes anxiety, as buying a car today is like buying a luxury experience. Your new car represents worlds of possibility, of potential adventures, of roads yet to be traveled. Your new car represents comfort and safety and the willingness to try new things. But once you’ve narrowed it down to two cars, it can be difficult to make a final decision. Oftentimes, these two cars will be remarkably similar, different only in the details. But those details can matter more than you may initially think, at least in the long run. Though this article is only an example of how to compare two different but similar motor vehicles, feel free to use it as a template of sorts of how to set up these comparisons, for what to compare, and to get to the process of a final conclusion and ultimate decision. The following article with compare the 2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Honda Civic. Though the 2018 Ford Focus vs. 2018 Honda Civic is a difficult decision to make, it can be done if the key factors are assessed thoroughly and with great care.
The 2018 Ford Focus
The 2018 Ford Focus is a car characterized as a sedan, with five total seats and four doors, as well as a five-speed manual transmission and overdrive. The 2018 Ford Focus looks like, right off the bat, a reliable car – and not an unstylish one at that, with ten exterior color options and three interior colors to choose from.
The safety features on the 2018 Ford Focus are also admirable. With a total of seven airbags, the Ford Focus is ready to protect you and your passengers in the event of an accident. Among these airbags are dual front side impact airbags, a knee airbag, and overhead curtain airbags in both the first and second row. Additional safety features that come standard with the car include traction control, brake assist, and side impact sensors. There are a number of other important safety features that the Ford Focus includes as part of its standard package, meaning that the potential owner and driver of the 2018 Ford Focus will not to pay premium costs for safety.
There are a number of features that make driving the Ford Focus a wholly enjoyable experience no matter what the circumstances. For instance, the Ford Focus comes fully equipped with powerful air conditioning, as well as an air filter to keep the air inside the car as pleasant and breathable as possible. A tilt steering wheel and power windows make driving the Ford Focus a luxury experience. There are also a number of storage options within the body of the car, like the full console with a covered box and rear door bins. The Ford Focus also comes standard with an overhead storage bin, perfect for storing games and activities for your kids on long road trips, or even other small essentials like first aid kits, snacks, and etcetera. The standard remote keyless entry makes your car driving experience as simple and streamlined as possible, as do the auto locking doors, adding another degree of safety to your ride, particularly if you have children and want to ensure their safety while the car is in motion and you have to keep your eyes on the road.
The 2018 Ford Focus also has a number of admirable entertainment features, perfect for parents and kids alike. The creators of the Ford Focus know what it’s like to try to bring a child on a road trip, and know that it’s not always easy. The internet access and steering wheel mounted radio controls make traveling long (or even short) distances all the easier.
The 2018 Honda Civic
The 2018 Honda Civic, much like the Ford Focus, is also classified as a sedan. It too has five seats and four doors, as well as a good amount of storage space. However, the 2018 Honda Civic comes with a six-speed manual transmission that also comes equipped with overdrive. It has twelve exterior color options, two more than the Ford Focus offers, and five interior color options.
Let’s start with the safety features (when making comparisons, it’s important to line up feature to feature). The Honda Civic has only six airbags, one less than the Ford Focus. These airbags range from similar curtain airbags to the Ford Focus as well as side passenger airbags. Unlike the Ford Focus, a knee airbag is not included or offered as an option. Traction control and brake assist also come standard with the 2018 Honda Civic, and a panic alarm as well as the option for remote keyless entry. Side impact bars can additionally help to keep the driver and any passengers safe in the unfortunate event of a crash or collision.
Convenience features include the premium feature of distance pacing cruise control (though this is more than likely to cost an additional fee) as well as a manually tilting steering wheel. Air conditioning is an automatic features in the 2018 Honda Civic, as well as general automatic temperature control. Storage features include driver and passenger door bins both in addition to a full floor console that has a covered box.
Entertainment features are also a huge selling point for the Honda Civic and include but are not limited to speed sensitive volume controls as well as the option for wireless phone connectivity.
Making a Final Decision
In order to make your final decision after narrowing down your choices to two motor vehicles or cars, it is important to see both cars in person in order to inspect them and go on test drives. A test drive is important, as it can help you get a feel for the car as it is on the road, something that can’t be done by anything else but actually driving it.