Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS are close rivals. Each of these cars have their own strengths and it is on the basis of these strengths that you should base your purchase decision. Here is a brief comparison of the two:
Honda has a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 316bhp, on the other hand, Ford has a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that produces 345bhp. Ford is more powerful compared to Honda because of its EcoBoost engine which is slightly larger than that of Honda. Additionally, Ford has an all-drive system which enables it to hot a torque of 470Nm, 70 more than the torque for Honda. This means that Ford has a better acceleration compared to Honda.
Both cars are attractive and appealing to the eye. The Honda Civic Type R, which is newer since it was released recently, looks fantastic. It has a huge rear wing with an aggressive stance which makes it look ready to take on any other car on a race. Although Focus RS was released a few years back, it has continued to impress, amaze and excite car enthusiasts. This car looks magnificent especially when finished in lurid Nitrous Blue. The enormous exhaust and the exterior finishing on the Honda makes it stand out from the rest. It is clearly not a car for those who would prefer to keep a low profile.
Both the Ford RS and Honda Civic have usable and functional five seats with a spacious boot. This means that the cars can be used as a family car because it can carry up to five people at a time. The spacious boot can be used to ferry family shopping. The spacing between the front and back seats is sufficient to ensure that the passengers seated at the back are comfortable. However, Honda’s interior has a contemporary look and it is driver focused. On the other hand, Ford looks quite understated with the interior looking and feeling bland and lacking the wow factor that is often associated with cars of its class.
The pricing for Honda undercuts that of Ford by about £ 1,200. In the UK, Honda Civic Type R retails from £ 30,995 while the Ford RS is priced as from £ 32,265. These two cars are priced competitively because they are considered to fall in between the categories of luxury cars and family cars. In the US, the Honda and Ford hot hatches are priced from $40,181 and $41,827 respectively.
So, which one should you buy?
The answer to this question depends on factors such as your taste, preference and budget. Ford has a faster acceleration but Honda looks classy. Honda is cheaper than Ford, but Ford has been around for some time, it has been tested and found to perform as expected.
In conclusion, both the Ford RS and Honda Civic have features that can potentially appeal to and attract different classes of buyers. Both of these cars have amazing features suited to the needs of different car enthusiasts. If looking for a fast car, go for either of them but if looking for a car that looks and feel good, go for Honda.