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2018 Honda Civic Type-R vs Ford Focus RS: First Time For Americans

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In the past, the Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS were models that we can only admire from afar but that is no longer the case now. We got the 2016 Ford Focus RS model last year and this year, we will be getting the Honda Civic Type R as well. After years of waiting, we can finally witness the battle of Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS on our shore.

When it comes to design, both the Ford Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R has their own unique design features. While both models look aggressive, some people fee;l like the Honda Civic Type R might be a little too aggressive.

The Honda Civic Type R will be powered by a 2.0-liter engine that will be offering about 306hp and 295lb ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission only. The FWD model will need 5.4 seconds to hit the 60mph mark from a standstill and has a top speed of 168mph.

The Ford Focus RS will be powered by a 2.3 liter inline four cylinder engine that will be delivering about 350hp and 350lb ft of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The AWD model will only need 4.7 seconds to reach 60mph from 0 and has a top speed of 165mph. Despite its clear advantage when it comes to performance, the Type R is a little faster at the Focus RS at the end of the day.

If you were asked to pick, which model would you get?