2008 Ford Focus  -  $15,065


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,065
Base Invoice: $14,239
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 24 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: 2dr Cpe S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 Duratec engine

Model Highlights

The Ford Focus gets a very different look for 2008; the redesign borrows cues from Ford's larger Fusion sedan, with flared wheel arches, a mix of smoothed transitions and sharp creases, and the attention-getting chrome-bar grille.

Inside, the Focus has new seats with more lateral and lumbar support than before, along with a larger center console, bins, and cup holders. At the top center of the instrument panel is a new display, and the center console that allows a more open footwell area in front. Ice Blue lighting is now used for instrument and interior illumination, but a newly available ambient lighting system lets the driver choose from several colors with an in-dash switch.

Mechanically, some of the previous Focus's components are carried over. Two different engines power the Focus. A 140-horsepower, 2.0L four-cylinder engine is standard. A cleaner-burning Duratec 20E version, which meets California PZEV requirements, is offered in California-emission states and optional in neighboring states. The engines can be paired with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

With improved aerodynamics and reduced weight versus last year's model, the Focus expects to maintain its impressive fuel economy. Initial estimates had the manual tallying 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, while the automatic is estimated to achieve a rating of 24/33.

The 2008 Focus is also expected to have a retuned suspension for a softer ride, and also a new braking system with aluminum components--discs in front and drums in back. Anti-lock brakes remain optional.

Both thorax side air bags and Safety Canopy side curtain air bags are now standard on all Focus models. The curtain bags remain inflated for several seconds.

The Focus is the first model to offer Sync, a feature co-developed by Ford and Microsoft that allows mobile phones and media players to interface with the car's audio display, allowing users to use the vehicle's sound system controls and displays to access music and phone functions. Sync is an option on S and SE trims and is standard on the SES trim.


Pros

More contemporary appearance; ride comfort; safety features; fuel efficiency; available Sync system.


Model News

All hatchback and wagon models of the Ford Focus have been dropped for 2008, but a two-door coupe joins the lineup; the remaining sedan has been fully redesigned cosmetically for 2008, with a distinctive new look inside and out. Side air bags are standard on the new Focus.


Value Writeup

With increased standard safety equipment and improved ride and refinement for 2008, the economical Ford Focus ranks as an even better value than before. The Sync system is also a standout feature, bringing hands-free phone and wireless music functions into a price class where it hasn't otherwise been offered. What's more, the styling, especially inside, lends a more contemporary, upscale feel to the Focus's interior.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
455.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99N

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

EPA Classification
Compact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
50.4 in

Second Head Room
38.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Second Hip Room
48.3 in

Wheelbase
102.9 in

Length, Overall
175.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.9 in

Height, Overall
58.6 in

Track Width, Front
58.2 in

Track Width, Rear
58.1 in

Liftover Height
29.1 in

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2588 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Control blade

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P195/60R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V541000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 14, 2007

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
45

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED.

Consequence
THIS CONDITION MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER AIR BAG FROM PROPERLY DEPLOYING AND REDUCE OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE YOUR DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 20, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

FORD RECALL NO. 07C19. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08E050000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2008

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1921

Summary
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 Duratec engine

Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY states. Optional on fleet vehicles in all states*

5-speed manual transmission

Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver

110-amp alternator

Electronic engine control

Front wheel drive

European-inspired 4-wheel independent suspension

Control blade rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

Rack & pinion pwr steering

P195/60R15 all-season BSW tires

15" steel wheels w/6-spoke covers

Tire inflation kit

Front disc & rear drum pwr brakes

Body-color bumpers

Chrome 2-bar grille

Halogen headlamps

Black door handles

Black remote mirrors

Solar-tinted glass

2-speed intermittent wipers

2-way front cloth bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

60/40-split rear bench seat

Full floor center console w/armrest & metallic top plate

(2) front cupholders, (1) rear cupholder

Tilt steering wheel

Instrumentation w/black applique-inc: clock, tachometer, trip odometer, trip computer

Tire pressure monitoring system

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume, (4) speakers

Air conditioning

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

(2) 12V pwr points

Front integral map door pocket w/bottle holders

Dual visor mirrors

Front header courtesy light w/theater dimming

Dome light

City 24/hwy 35 (2.0L engine/5-speed manual trans)

City 24/hwy 33 (2.0L engine/4-speed auto trans)

Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection system

Front seat side air bags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

3-point front seat belts-inc: height-adjustable D-rings, pretensioners

Rear 3-point safety belts for all positions

(2) child safety seat anchors/tethers

Side impact door beams

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSION/CROSS BORDER STATES PZEV EMISSIONS
$0

 
2.0L DOHC 16-VALVE I4 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$815

 
S ORDER CODE
$0

 
TIRE INFLATION KIT
$0

 
MINI SPARE TIRE
$60

 
CLOTH SEAT SURFACES
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM W/TRACTION CONTROL
$385

 
FRONT FLOOR MATS
$30

 
(4) ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
$70

 
CHROME-TIPPED EXHAUST
$65

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$455

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR
$295

 
FOG LAMPS
$355

 
LOW PROFILE HOOD DEFLECTOR
$80

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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