Poll Results
Published Oct 14, 2010
Public
 Statistically Significant 

What's better and why? Honda Civic or Ford Focus?

 Audience: 50 Responders General Population
Option A

Honda Civic


62%
31 votes
Option B

Ford Focus


38%
19 votes
Responses to Option A
1
It has a better retain on value. Ask Follow-up
2
I will never, ever buy a Ford automobile. You can drive a Civic forever. Try doing that with a Ford. Ask Follow-up
3
It sounds like a more economical car, plus I prefer Japanese made cars anyway. It was not an easy choice though, as the name "Ford Focus" sounds cooler. Ask Follow-up
4
Both cars are good, but the Civic maintains its value better and is a bit more reliable. Ask Follow-up
5
Quality and style Ask Follow-up
6
I've heard that Hondas are more reliable than Fords. Ask Follow-up
7
Honda vehicles last forever. Ask Follow-up
8
better quality and better resale value Ask Follow-up
9
In the past two decades Honda has had fewer problems with its cars. Ask Follow-up
10
I believe the Consumer Reports testing has shown superior findings for the Honda Civic Ask Follow-up
11
The Honda Civic holds its value better over time. Ask Follow-up
12
hondas last longer and parts are cheaper. Ask Follow-up
13
I have driven both. The Civic seems better all around quality in performance and interior features. The Focus is uncomfortable and slow to accellerate. Ask Follow-up
14
Japanese cars are simply superior to any American product. Ask Follow-up
15
The Civic is more reliable. Ask Follow-up
16
I own a Honda Civic and it's very economical and gets good gas mileage. While I can't speak to the Ford Focus's gas mileage, I think the Honda Civic is more attractive than the Ford Focus. Ask Follow-up
17
Honda civic is much better because of superior construction and longevity. Traditionally Ford cars are known to have problems. I have owned a Honda Civic for quite a long time now without any major problems. Ask Follow-up
18
Honda's make great cars Ask Follow-up
19
Honda quality has never done me wrong. I had a Civic for 14 years. Ask Follow-up
20
Based on PAST history,I choose Honda.In the future my opinion may change. Ask Follow-up
21
The Civic has the best safety ratings Ask Follow-up
22
Honda is a better brand than Ford. Ask Follow-up
23
I prefer Honda over Ford for cars. Ask Follow-up
24
Honda has proven reliability and efficiency. Ford is still playing catch up. Just look at the prices for comparatively aged vehicles on the secondary market. Ask Follow-up
25
Hondas all the way! Ask Follow-up
26
I have always had better luck with Hondas than Fords so I trust them inherently more just by the name. (I've owned both!) Ask Follow-up
27
It's got better gas mileage than the Ford. Ask Follow-up
28
More catchy Ask Follow-up
29
I always loved the way Honda's drive. And with their new look, I mean, who could pass that. Ask Follow-up
30
Any car from Japan will beat the best American car in performance and quality. Ask Follow-up
31
Honda Civic gets better gas mileage. Ask Follow-up
Responses to Option B
1
I lke the look of the Ford Focus, it is sporty, but not too racer car like. Ask Follow-up
2
I've owned a Ford and a Honda and have driven recent models of both. The Ford cars are getting better, while Honda cars are not improving. The Civic gets good MPG, but has a number of technical problems, including inferior window electrical mechanisms. Both are good models, though, for cost minded people. Ask Follow-up
3
They both stink but I guess Honda is worse Ask Follow-up
4
Ford cars are cheaper and a better value. Ask Follow-up
5
i think ford is just better made than honda Ask Follow-up
6
I prefer American made brands, and I like the style on them more then Civics. Ask Follow-up
7
I choose a Ford Focus because I think it is a better family car and I have a family so that is why I made my choice. Ask Follow-up
8
i drive a focus and they kick ass Ask Follow-up
9
I like the car better Ask Follow-up
10
it's merely my opinion, but a ford focus is cuter and more economically friendly. Ask Follow-up
11
I have never driven anything but a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury and thus, I trust the Focus to be a good, reliable car Ask Follow-up
12
More jobs and the profits stay here. Ask Follow-up
13
Better engineering and has a better looking shape than a Civic. Ask Follow-up
14
I've had better experience with Ford cars generally than with Hondas Ask Follow-up
15
I have actually had a Ford Focus and it took a beating and kept on ticking. The Honda I personally have had in the past did not like. Ask Follow-up
16
I was in a bad accident and finally appreciate the focus... the car held up nicely.. i think my old civic would have been demolished. Ask Follow-up
17
They are both good cars, but one is made by an American company. Ask Follow-up
18
While they are both priced similarly, I prefer Option B. I like the look of it and the mpg is really good. Ask Follow-up
19
Because it is American made Ask Follow-up

All Responses

Gender

Female (56%)
Male (44%) 44
Female (56%) 56

Age

18-34 (44%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (44%) 44
35-49 (42%) 42
50-64 (12%) 12
65+ (2%) 2

Income

$0-30k (42%)
$0-30k (42%) 42
$30-60k (34%) 34
$60-100k (20%) 20
$100k+ (4%) 4

Ethnicity

White (84%)
White (84%) 84
Black (4%) 4
Asian (6%) 6
Hispanic (6%) 6
Other (0%) 0

Education

College (58%)
High School (16%) 16
College (58%) 58
Grad School (26%) 26

People who chose A

People who chose B

Gender

Male (52%)
Male (52%) 52
Female (48%) 48
Female (68%)
Male (32%) 32
Female (68%) 68

Age

35-49 (52%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (32%) 32
35-49 (52%) 52
50-64 (13%) 13
65+ (3%) 3
18-34 (63%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (63%) 63
35-49 (26%) 26
50-64 (11%) 11
65+ (0%) 0

Income

$30-60k (39%)
$0-30k (32%) 32
$30-60k (39%) 39
$60-100k (26%) 26
$100k+ (3%) 3
$0-30k (58%)
$0-30k (58%) 58
$30-60k (26%) 26
$60-100k (11%) 11
$100k+ (5%) 5

Ethnicity

White (81%)
White (81%) 81
Black (6%) 6
Asian (6%) 6
Hispanic (6%) 6
Other (0%) 0
White (89%)
White (89%) 89
Black (0%) 0
Asian (5%) 5
Hispanic (5%) 5
Other (0%) 0

Education

College (52%)
High School (13%) 13
College (52%) 52
Grad School (35%) 35
College (68%)
High School (21%) 21
College (68%) 68
Grad School (11%) 11

A

Votes by demographic segment

B

Gender
72%
Male (22)
27%
53%
Female (28)
46%
Age
-
3-17 (None)
-
45%
18-34 (22)
54%
76%
35-49 (21)
23%
66%
50-64 (6)
33%
100%
65+ (1)
0%
Income
47%
$0-30k (21)
52%
70%
$30-60k (17)
29%
80%
$60-100k (10)
20%
50%
$100k+ (2)
50%
Ethnicity
59%
White (42)
40%
100%
Black (2)
0%
66%
Asian (3)
33%
66%
Hispanic (3)
33%
-
Other (None)
-
Education
50%
High School (8)
50%
55%
College (29)
44%
84%
Grad School (13)
15%
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