Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Focus RS

Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Picture of Ford Focus RS
Category Honda Civic Type RFord Focus RS
Max power (ps / bhp) 310 / 306350 / 345
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1401 / 30891547 / 3411
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 221 / 218226 / 223
Average price €37,000€41,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Honda Civic Type RFord Focus RS
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s1.4 s
0 - 50 kph 2.2 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 3.8 s3.5 s
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s4.7 s
0 - 120 kph 7.1 s6.8 s
0 - 130 kph 8.5 s7.5 s
0 - 140 kph 10.1 s8.8 s
0 - 160 kph 11.9 s11.2 s
0 - 180 kph 15.0 s14.8 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s18.9 s
1000 m 25.0 s @ 218.0 kph24.2 s @ 218.8 kph
0 - 60 mph 5.4 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 12.4 s12.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.9 s @ 87.0 mph9.5 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s13.1 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Honda Civic Type RFord Focus RS
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.4 s4.4 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.6 s5.6 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 8.7 s7.3 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.7 s9.6 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 11.8 s12.1 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 16.6 s15.5 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.3 s3.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.9 s15.1 s

General performance

Category Honda Civic Type RFord Focus RS
Top speed 270 kph (168 mph)268 kph (167 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 21.0 s @ 1788 ft20.1 s @ 1749 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 70.0 kph (43.5 mph)71.1 kph (44.2 mph)
Fuel economy 7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)34 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0 143 m (469 ft)134 m (438 ft)

Summary

Category Honda Civic Type RFord Focus RS
Track Performance 783792
Straight line speed 27943106
Total 35773898

Verdict

Focus RS is the fastest by a small margin.

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Pete  3y ago

Maybe the RS Focus engine cracked in the process of putting a lap time down.


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Nick Harry  4y ago

Now 7 track comparisons and the score now 4-3 to the Type R


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Simon  4y ago

Still love my Type R!


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Nick Harry  4y ago

'your' should be 'you're' BR2+. Sorry to be a pedant....
I'm not basing hot hatch credibility SOLELY on MPG, but it has to count, or just buy a supercar. A hot hatch has to take 4 or 5 adults too. These are things defining a hot hatch. Affordability and looks which are at least a little headturning. The Honda does over 30 mpg, while the RS is 25, AND in these 6 track battles, the Honda wins 4!


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saxy  5y ago

I get the everyday drivability aspect. That's like the whole point or else get straight up sports cars. But the new mega hatches are no longer cheap cars, so If you were on a budget, you wouldn't get these cars to begin with.

However now that you mention it. If every 100 miles you burn an extra gallon, after 100k miles, that would be 1000 more gallons!
So far no journalist has ever mentioned this


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BR2+  5y ago

.....Your basing a hot hatch's credibility on it MPG?......


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Nick Harry  5y ago

Real mega hatch/hot hatch comparisons should only be valid when consumption is 30+ mpg. The Focus is slightly cheating by that score. 21 mpg compared with 32 !! Hot hatches have to have 30+ mpg/looks/practicality/room for 5 plus luggage- in my opinion-as well as legendary track performance.


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Nixou  5y ago

Don't get me wrong i'm pretty sure it will be fun indeed.

For the performance part we will see later when it gets track tested.


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saxy  5y ago

The new focus RS is in a whole nother league in terms of fun. Practical with 5 doors as oppose to 3. 360+hp.

You're already writing this car not only being slower but also "worst"

Nice...


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Nixou  5y ago

My bad. Not sure comparing 4WD with FWD would be very smart and even then... Golf R is not doing better track times than Seat Cupra 280.
The new Focus will be even heavier.

But fastestlaps biased straight line calculation will make it win, I'll give you that lol


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saxy  5y ago

Lmao...!


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BR2+  5y ago

...Your comparing the 8 year old last generation Focus......................


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Nixou  5y ago

Well.. First off I have friends having both the old MRS 250 and the Focus RS and we made some comparisons. Focus RS is nose heavy, cornering wise feels quite worse than the MRS. 50 hp difference do not really translate performance wise. And we are not even talking about the better trophy version which only could compare with the Cupra 280 and Type R.
Those 3 being the fastest FWD on every track tested.
Then you have reviews. Here one example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75kL24n30t8
Finally i'm pretty sure that almost every track times involving either Trophy R, Type R, Cupra 280 and Focus RS has the focus RS being behind any of the others.


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saxy  5y ago

those cars are well ahead of the focus RS? and how do you know that?


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Nixou  5y ago

True dat, however the Type R (as well as Seat Cupra 280 and Megane RS trophy R) are still well ahead of Focus RS by quite some difference.


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BR2+  5y ago

...Why do people even bother to say anything about its Ring time when the thing wasnt even legit?..


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Nick Harry  5y ago

A bit early to say 'by a huge margin' with only one item of data , surely. The Type R has set a very impressive Nurburgring time, after all!