INTRO: All-new for 2012, the 5-passenger Ford Focus takes aim at the 40 mile-per-gallon compact competition with sedan and hatchback models loaded with style, performance and hi-tech features. Trims for the Focus include the base S, SE, SEL and the top of the line Titanium.
FEATURES: The new Focus offers aggressive styling that can be coupled with an available Super Fuel Economy package to boost highway mileage to the 40-mile per-gallon threshold with unique aero wheel covers, low rolling resistance tires and active grille shutters to improve aerodynamics. The MyFord Touch feature adds an 8-inch touch-screen display with steering-wheel button control and advanced voice control for climate and entertainment.
PERFORMANCE: A 2.0-liter inline-4 powers the Focus sending 160 horsepower to the front wheels through either 5-speed manual transmission or available 6-speed automatic.
FUEL ECONOMY: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
PRICING/WARRANTY: Base MSRP for the 2012 Ford Focus S model sedan is $16,500. A Titanium hatchback starts at $22,700. The Focus is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: Improved performance and efficiency in an advanced hi-tech package makes the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus a fast-moving target in the race for fuel efficiency.