Compact cars are one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. It takes a combination of style, value and fuel economy to succeed. Redesigned for 2012, the Ford Focus addresses all three with a range of models from the basic S to the high-end Titanium. A standard 160-bhp, 2.0l four cylinder engine is one of the most powerful engines in the segment, yet maintains a respectable EPA rating of 28 MPG city, 38 MPG highway (6-speed AT). The Focus is slightly smaller than some competitive models in the segment but splits the difference in size between the smaller Ford Fiesta, and the larger Ford Fusion. Two body styles are available: a sedan and a five-door hatchback. The basic S and SE have low starting prices, but include common cost cutting items like rear drum brakes and steel wheels with wheel covers. The Focus 5d is also available as an dedicated electric vehicle.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||MPG
|Focus 5-door SE ||2.0l I4 (160-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||26 / 38 / 31 ||48 ||$20,445|
|Focus 5-door SEL ||2.0l I4 (160-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||26 / 38 / 31 ||48 ||$21,575|
|Focus 5-door ST ||2.0l I4 T (252-bhp) ||M6 ||FWD ||22 / 30 / 26 ||64 ||$25,075|
|Focus 5-door Titanium ||2.0l I4 (160-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||26 / 38 / 31 ||51 ||$24,375|
|Focus 5-door RS ||2.3l I4 T (350-bhp) ||M6 ||AWD ||19 / 26 / 22 ||66 ||$41,120|