In the current economic climate, consumers are keen to save money when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle. In addition, they demand a car that also provides great gas mileage. Ford Focus stands out in the affordable small cars segment due to its low price and great mileage. For 2012, Ford Motor Company decided to make a good thing even better and decided to revamp the car inside and out. As a result, the 2012 Focus is edgier, sportier and better looking. Over 55% of the vehicle's body is constructed out of steel; that's more than any other Ford on the market. There are four trim levels available; S, SE, SEL and Titanium.
The Ford Focus' engine won't win any drag races by any means but it's more than enough for riding to work and running errands. The engine is a four cylinder 2.4 Liter with 155 hp and 145 lb feet of torque. Ford has plans for a newer Focus with an efficient Ecoboost engine. Two transmissions are available; a manual transmission and a dual clutch gearbox. Gas mileage stands at around 40 mpg, which is pretty good. The Focus is the ideal every day car for anyone who wants a practical and efficient car without spending a fortune.
One new aspect that can only be enjoyed in the 2012 model is the innovative torque vectoring control. This system improves performance around corners and curves by splitting power between the wheels and applying brake pressure. If you want to be creative you can even add cool graphic tattoos to your vehicle. This is fun and easy way to personalize your car and give it an extra special little something. The cabin inside is top notch and designed using high quality materials. Features for your convenience include a rearview camera, keyless entry and a system to help facilitate parking in narrow spots. Ford's MyFord system is also available which allows you to easily switch up songs and adjust music volume from the convenience of the steering wheel.
The base model comes with features such as a standard audio system, power windows and an adjustable steering wheel. If you choose the upper level SE trim you get Ford's Mykey system which allows parents to set the speed limit at which their teens are able to drive. Standard safety features for all models consist of a comprehensive airbag system with chest protection, side airbags and advanced side restraint systems. The Titanium model adds in a sunroof, a premium Sony sound system and Ford MyTouch which allows the drover to use the phone and command the audio system via voice commands.
With the recession in full swing, it makes sense to save money by purchasing an economy car and save your money for a rainy day. In addition, the Focus offers excellent mileage, a feature that can end up helping you save a lot of money at the gas pump. Pricing for the sedan starts at $15,999 and $19,899 for the hatchback.