2012 Ford Focus

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      99
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      143/181
    • ENGINE
      N/AL ELEC
    • MSRP
      $39,200
  • 2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      36
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $18,300
  • 2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,300
  • 2012 Ford Focus SEL Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,500
  • 2012 Ford Focus SE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      36
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,500
  • 2012 Ford Focus S Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      36
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $16,500
  • 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $22,700
  • 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      37
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/146
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $22,200
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2012 Ford Focus Review

This is a Focus?

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Overview
The 2012 Ford Focus enters the market with an all-new look, featuring a very expressive design that is sure to set a new standard in the compact class. The 2012 Focus has an all-black front grille, fog lights, and more intricate lines than the model it replaces.

Not only does it have an impressive look, it can also get up to 40 mpg highway if you opt for the six-speed automatic SFE Package. The standard engine for the 2012 Focus is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. If equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the Focus delivers 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. The 2.0-liter engine with the six-speed automatic delivers 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

The 2012 Ford Focus is all-new, and it received numerous changes. The Focus four-door sedan and hatchback are making their debut this year. Other new items include an SE sport package, a Titanium edition, and its 2.0-liter engine is all-new for 2012. The Focus was in need of a makeover, and that's exactly what Ford did.

The Range

Body Style: sedan/hatchback
Engines: 2.0-liter, inline-4
Transmissions: five-speed manual; six-speed automatic
Models: S, SE, SEL, Titanium sedan and hatchback

What's New

The all-new 2012 Ford Focus exterior features a new sleek, sporty design. On the interior is an array of new technologies and features that rival even larger vehicles. Making their debut in 2012 are the Focus four-door sedan and five-door hatchback. Also, an SE sport package is now available, as well as an all-new Titanium edition. The 2.0-liter engine that powers the focus is also new, along with Active Park Assist.

Exterior

The 2012 Ford Focus features an all-new sleek and sporty exterior design. The addition of more intricate lines, an all-black grille, and fog lights have sure turned this compact vehicle around. The front-end of the 2012 focus is much more aggressive than in the past, which Ford hopes will attract customers looking for a sporty, cheaper car.

Interior

The distinctive design of the 2012 Ford Focus's interior completely matches its exterior. The interior is extremely modern. It features a soft-touch instrument panel, and high-class trim materials that make the car feel more expensive than it really is.

Performance & Handling

The all-new Ford Focus has much-improved steering and ride quality, which make up for its lack of power. This vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. The Focus is now equipped with electronic power-assisted steering that delivers precise responses.

Safety

The 2012 Focus is equipped with front and side airbag technologies that deploy to individual passengers, rather than just an area. Also included are Safety Canopy curtain airbags, and the driver's airbag has a reconfigured shape that lessens the impact on the driver's chest and ribs.

EPA Fuel Economy

Focus w/ 5-speed manual: 26 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway
Focus w/ 6-speed automatic: 28 mpg city/ 38 mpg highway
Focus w/ 6-speed automatic and SFE package: 28 mpg city/ 40 mpg highway

You'll Like

  • All-new design
    Great fuel economy
    Increased technology and features
    Low price

You Won't Like

  • Not very spacious

Sum Up

This is a Focus?

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