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Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Civic or Ford Focus reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Civic and Ford Focus reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Ford Focus   24 Focuses, 4.0 months of data per Focus, average 2700 miles

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2013 Ford Focus 76 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 11100 miles

Focus ST has a common problem with motor mounts that permit too much engine movement with hard acceleration.
27
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Ford Focus ST 62 Focus STs, 8.5 months of data per Focus ST, average 10700 miles

Focus ST has a common problem with motor mounts that permit too much engine movement with hard acceleration.
66
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Civic 45 Civics, 7.3 months of data per Civic, average 5300 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Ford Focus 127 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 26300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. The SYNC system has required many software updates. The reported repair frequency would be much higher if we counted free software updates as repairs.
36
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Civic 86 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 24500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
14
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Civic   24 Civics, 10.2 months of data per Civic, average 31200 miles

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2010 Ford Focus 29 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 45200 miles31
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Civic 42 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 40300 miles13
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Focus   20 Focuses, 8.5 months of data per Focus, average 68400 miles

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2009 Honda Civic 68 Civics, 8.1 months of data per Civic, average 53300 miles17
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Ford Focus 27 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 75600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
20
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Civic 83 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 71300 miles28
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Ford Focus 41 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 91700 miles79
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Civic 72 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 87000 miles49
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Ford Focus 25 Focuses, 8.6 months of data per Focus, average 92800 miles67
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Civic 75 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 102800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
35
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Ford Focus 26 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 111400 miles

Refresh with new interior.
94
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Civic 31 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 99400 miles63
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Focus   14 Focuses, 10.4 months of data per Focus, average 105700 miles

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2004 Honda Civic 43 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 128100 miles44
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Ford Focus 29 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 123900 miles66
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Civic 40 Civics, 7.4 months of data per Civic, average 124800 miles61
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Ford Focus 26 Focuses, 7.3 months of data per Focus, average 132100 miles69
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Civic 47 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 140100 miles59
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Ford Focus   14 Focuses, 9.1 months of data per Focus, average 159400 miles

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2001 Honda Civic 33 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 161200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Ford Focus   16 Focuses, 8.0 months of data per Focus, average 138000 miles

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2000 Honda Civic 27 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 135400 miles48
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Civic 26 Civics, 6.8 months of data per Civic, average 151700 miles68
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Civic

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What Our Members Are Saying about Honda Civic Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2010 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
bulletproof reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Remains to be seen. Bought on basis of good reputation for this car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
excellent
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are many good cars in this regard, but Honda is again one of the leaders, as well as having the least expensive parts for maintenance and repair, according to a CAA Survey a couple of years ago.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I have put over 33,000 miles on it in the last 15 months, no maintenance beyond oil/filter changes & a set of new tires.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
They have a well-deserved excellent reputation. I had one several years ago and it just kept going. Sold it with 134k with the original clutch. Replaced the water pump, a dash switch, and the horn in eleven years.
2008 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is a low maintenance, low cost to own, and long lasting small vehicle that can be driven "worry free".
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
does what it is supposed to do
Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch should not go out in 9k miles
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Had an oil leak at 27,000 miles that required warranty work. It was a known problem. On returning home I found the engine grounding strap had not been reattached.
2007 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Came off the lot with many rattles and squeaks. Had to have both rear bearings replaced and had a third gear issue. Had to have transmission rebuilt to repair 3rd gear.
2006 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Major rear suspension problems that Honda refused to correct under Warranty. Definately my last Honda. I had to replace the rear control arms out of my own pocket

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