Consumer Review: 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus: Best Value for the Dollar

Considering making an automobile purchase during the fall buying season? Want to save on a 2012 model loaded with incentives, lower interest rates and a lower price? Also, want a vehicle that has proven its ability with sales success all year long?

Then consider the 2012 Ford Focus, which is loaded with value: performance, good fuel economy, great options.

World-Class Car

After a long wait, American car buyers finally got a world-class car in the 2012 Ford Focus, says Edmunds in its appraisal of the machine.

The 2012 Ford Focus is edgy, sporty and decidedly European, says Automobile Magazine.

2012 Ford Focus: Performance

The reworked 2012 Ford Focus entered the marketplace in early 2011 and has proven itself more fun to drive than ever before, reported U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of the best available car models.

The front-wheel-drive 2012 Ford Focus gets a new 2-liter, inline four-cylinder enging that cranks out an impressive 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. You get a choice of a standard manual transmission or a powershift automatic to enable Ford Focus to put the power to the ground.

You get enough horsepower for all-day highway cruising and enough torque to get you up to highway speeds. Improved suspension design allows the 2012 Ford Focus to briskly hug mountain roads and speed along highway onramps

2012 Ford Focus: Body Styles, Interior

The 2012 Ford Focus gets an exciting, reworked appearance worthy more of a world-class car than what used to be considered an econobox family hauler. It’s available in four-door sedan and hatchback models. The 2012 Ford Focus is available in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels.

The 2012 Ford Focus gets Ford’s My Touch and My Ford features, which combines navigation, entertainment and communication into a touch screen center console. My Key restricts vehicle speed and stereo volumne while your teen drives.

2012 Ford Focus: Fuel Economy

Remember the price of fun-to-drive horsepower is always fuel economy, but the 2012 Ford Focus comes in at a reasonably good compromise. You get enough horsepower for fun driving and enough fuel economy to keep you from going broke. Focus averages 26 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.

2012 Ford Focus: Pricing

According to U.S. News, the 2012 Ford Focus has an MSRP between $16,500 and $22,700 and consumers typically paid between $17,032 and $23,284. Focus has an invoice between $15.635 and $21,112.

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