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Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Ford Focus 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Focuses, 7.3 months of data per Focus, average 6200 miles
2015 Honda Civic 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 8200 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 34
56.2857142857% 56.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 19600 miles

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2014 Honda Civic 15
12.8571428571% 12.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Civics, 10.2 months of data per Civic, average 13300 miles

 

2013 Ford Focus ST 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Focus STs, 9.4 months of data per Focus ST, average 36100 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Focuses, 9.5 months of data per Focus, average 38300 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 26200 miles

 

2012 Ford Focus 45
58.9285714286% 58.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  89 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 51000 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012 Honda Civic 16
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Civics, 9.2 months of data per Civic, average 47500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2011 Honda Civic 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Civics, 10.0 months of data per Civic, average 53700 miles

 

2010 Ford Focus 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 65000 miles
2010 Honda Civic 21
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 67500 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Focuses, 11.1 months of data per Focus, average 87300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Honda Civic 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 78800 miles

 

2008 Ford Focus 36
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 97400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Honda Civic 37
19.2307692308% 19.2307692308% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  67 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 93700 miles

 

2007 Ford Focus 91
73.1168831169% 73.1168831169% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 107600 miles
2007 Honda Civic 34
13.8961038961% 13.8961038961% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 111800 miles

 

2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.5 months of data per Focus, average 109300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Honda Civic 44
22.6817042607% 22.6817042607% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  72 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 126900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 130500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Honda Civic 59
32.0861678005% 32.0861678005% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Civics, 8.4 months of data per Civic, average 128500 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.8 months of data per Focus, average 120100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Honda Civic 66
34.8614072495% 34.8614072495% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Civics, 8.5 months of data per Civic, average 142500 miles

 

2003 Ford Focus 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.7 months of data per Focus, average 129500 miles
2003 Honda Civic 73
32.0512820513% 32.0512820513% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Civics, 9.8 months of data per Civic, average 139800 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.3 months of data per Focus, average 138700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2002 Honda Civic 56
20.1298701299% 20.1298701299% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 126500 miles

 

2001 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 139300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Honda Civic 93
46.7032967033% 46.7032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Civics, 9.4 months of data per Civic, average 160600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Had a clunking noise in first 1000 miles that required front struts to be replaced. Clunking noise appears to be slowly reappearing. Starting to occasionally hear a low groaning noise when transmission shifts between 20 & 30 mph. full 2012 Ford Focus review
2015 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 103-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I backed into a GMC people carrier. Massive damage to his front end. Mine looked like it just came off the assembly line. Not even dust on the clearcoat. full 2014 Ford Focus review