2012 Ford Focus  -  $17,295


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,295
Base Invoice: $16,430
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 30 | City: 26 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 4dr Sdn S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine

Value Writeup

The new Ford Focus is a small car that offers a number of features otherwise seen in larger or more luxurious vehicles. For instance, the Focus is also the first vehicle in its class to offer Active Park Assist, which can actually guide and steer the car into a parking space if the driver moderates speed with the brake. It's also the first small car to offer Ford's new MyFord Touch system, which relies on a sophisticated touch-screen system and has advanced voice-command features and can even provide wifi for the car and the area surrounding.

Technology aside, the new Focus stands out from the class for its excellent handling and poise, sporty driving feel, and impressive fuel economy.


Pros

World-first small-car technology like Active Park Assist and MyFord Touch; handling and poise; fuel-efficient powertrains; sleek, charismatic new style; choice of hatchback or sedan; fully electric Focus available


Model Highlights

The new Focus is offered in 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback forms, in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trims-although hatchbacks aren't offered in base S form. S and SE models can be had with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission. SEL and Titanium models only come with the automatic.

All but the electric Focus include a new 2.0L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, making 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Ford's Ti-VCT variable valve timing system helps provide stronger response through the rev range while saving fuel at other times. Ford anticipates up to 40 mpg on the highway.

With a 4-wheel independent suspension-combining a semi-isolated front subframe and a control-blade multi-link rear suspension-along with 4-wheel disc brakes in all but the S and SE models, the Focus has stronger performance credentials than most small cars. The suspension is tuned to be quite firm yet has enough give to soak up heaves and potholes; Ford's electric power-steering system provides good steering weighting and responsiveness as well. In addition, a new torque vectoring system, included with the standard stability control system, balances torque delivery between the front wheels for better poise out of corners.

With an all-new shape influenced by what Ford calls 'kinetic design,' the new Focus sedan and hatchback employ some of the same design attributes ahead of the rear doors, with a crisp, narrow grille, lower trapezoidal intake, steeply sloped windshield and a deeply sculpted hood and front fenders. Deep creases running along the doors also accent the wedge-like stance.

Front seats in the Focus are supportive buckets, with even better, firmer bolstered ones provided with the Sport Package. Both the sedan and hatchback have about the same back-seat space-just ample for most adults. Cargo space is quite generous in either model, with a relatively wide trunk opening in the sedan. In either model, the back seat folds forward nearly flat.

The Focus S model is quite basic, but includes air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and CD sound. SE models add fog lamps, larger wheels, cruise control, and Ford's MyKey system; SEL trims get SYNC, dual-zone climate control and upgraded trims. A Sport Package, including a stiffer suspension, larger 17-inch wheels, summer performance tires and sport seats is included with the Titanium and available on the SEL.

All Focus models but the base S come with Sync, which provides voice-command-based connectivity with phones and media players and can perform other actions such as reading texts. A new feature called MyFord Touch is included in all Titanium models (optional on SEL) and brings a huge, colorful eight-inch touch-screen display, which can also be controlled through steering-wheel buttons. This system includes more advanced voice control for climate control, entertainment, and other vehicle functions, and can also turn the vehicle into a wireless hotspot with a USB-based cellular data modem. It's also packages with an upgraded Sony sound system, as well as satellite radio and HD Radio with an iTunes Tagging function. Other available features in the Focus include multi-color interior ambient lighting, a rearview camera, push-button start, and an Active Park Assist system that steers the car into a parking spot while the driver only modulates the brakes.

Ford has made a limited number of battery-powered Focus models available in some markets for 2012. The Focus electric is very similar to the conventionally powered model, includes 17-inch wheels, a Sony audio system, SYNC and a choice of cloth or leather seating. Base prices start around $39,000.


Model News

The Ford Focus is completely new for 2012, with an all-new design, more fuel-efficient powertrains, and improved handling, along with a host of new technology features. Ford is recognizing that with the possibility of higher fuel prices, small, more fuel-efficient cars will be more appealing, so it's added a top Titanium model that has many of the top-tech features from Ford's larger, more expensive models. A limited-availability battery-only Focus can be had in some markets for 2012.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
322.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
446.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4450

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

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)
0.80

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82

Total Cooling System Capacity
6.1 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
90.7 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.9 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
43.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.7 in

Second Hip Room
52.7 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
178.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.8 in

Height, Overall
57.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.2 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2857 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
SLA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.93 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size
P195/65R15

Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

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

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
8.98 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.4 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
12V149000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 02, 2012

Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
140,310

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FOCUS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 18, 2011. A SEAL IN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR MAY BE MISSING.

Consequence
WATER OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS MAY ACCUMULATE IN THE CONNECTOR, RESULTING IN AN INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR, REDUCING VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND AS NECESSARY, CLEAN AND PROPERLY SEAL THE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR CONNECTOR. ANY INOPERATIVE WIPER MOTORS WILL BE REPLACED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE. FORD EXPECTS TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

FORD'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12S29. OWNERS 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
16V643000

Mfg's Report Date
September 6, 2016

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,046,297

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

Consequence
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S30.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent McPherson strut front suspension

Independent control blade rear suspension

Rear stabilizer bar

Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering

Front disc & rear drum pwr brakes

Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler system

15" steel wheels w/wheel covers

P195/65R15 tires

Mini spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Black grille w/chrome trim -inc: active shutter

Black rocker moldings

Quad-beam halogen headlamps

Black folding pwr mirrors w/spotter

Variable intermittent wipers

Black door handles

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

Mast antenna

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 4-way driver seat, 2-way passenger seat, 4-way adjustable head restraints

Folding rear bench seat w/(3) removable headrests

Full floor center console w/storage

Driver left foot rest

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Tachometer

Pwr front windows w/1-touch driver down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Manual air conditioning w/air filtration system

Rear window defroster

(2) front cupholders

Front 12V pwr point

Front/rear/cargo dome lights

Rear coat hooks

Front door storage bins

Anti-lock brakes (ABS)

AdvanceTrac w/electronic stability control

Dual stage front airbags

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Passenger occupant detection system (PODS)

3-point front safety belts -inc: height-adjustable D-rings, pretensioners, Belt-Minder

Rear 3-point safety belts for all positions

Rear door child safety locks

LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSION PZEV EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.0L GDI I4 FLEX FUEL ENGINE
$0

 
2.0L GDI I4 PZEV ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED POWERSHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,095

 
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
KONA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SONIC BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
STERLING GREY METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM W/WARM STEEL SURROUND
$0

 
EXTERIOR PROTECTION PKG
$245

 
CARGO MANAGEMENT PKG
$115

 
FOCUS GRAPHIC PKG
$375

 
STAINLESS STEEL DOOR SILL PLATES
$95

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$445

 
KEYLESS ENTRY KEYPAD
$95

 
CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
$75

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$25

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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