2018 Honda Civic Type-R vs Ford Focus RS: Hot Hatch Revival!

During the recent Geneva Auto Show, Honda lifted the veils off its latest Honda Civic Type-R and there’s no doubt that this model surpasses its predecessor in many ways.

The 2018 Civic Type-R is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four that is capable of churning out 316hp and 295lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Civic Type-R, priced at about $30k, comes with three different driving modes: Comfort mode, Sport mode and R+, which makes the Type-R softer and firmer to drive.

Since the weight of the vehicle remains around 3,036 pounds, expect to see very little difference to its 5.7-second record on the 0-62mph sprint.

But, how does it compare against its direct rival, the Ford Focus RS?

The Ford Focus RS is fitted with a 2.3-liter turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4, producing 350hp and 350lb-ft and it is paired to a six-speed manual, as well.

This model, coming with a price tag of about $36,775, is capable of completing a quarter mile in 13.3 seconds and a 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds.

While the Honda comes as a front-wheel drive vehicle, the Focus RS is an all-wheel drive vehicle. Well, which of these hot hatch do you prefer?