Is the Ford Focus Right for You?
Is the 2017 Ford Focus Right for You?
The 2017 Ford Focus lineup is one of the most diverse offerings in North American auto. You can choose from Sedan or hatchback, gasoline or electric power, and S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST, and RS trims. Needless to say, the Focus can be tailored to a wide range of drivers. So, the question you should be asking…
You may not realise it, but the most unique car in the Focus lineup is the Focus Electric. The zero-emission, fully electric hatchback comes with a driving range of 185 km. It also features an eco-conscious interior, design with While that makes it an adept, cost-effective option for the city, it offers limited practicality for highway driving. After all, you won’t find any electric charging stations between Yorkton and Humboldt. So, for now, the Focus Electric may not be right for you.
SE, SEL, and Titanium
Nearly every Focus you see on the road will come in one of three trims: SE, SEL, and Titanium. For the sake of space, we’ll focus only on the hatchback models. Although the SE model is the base trim, you get more features than you’d expect. The SE gives you the SYNC infotainment system, a 4.2-inch touchscreen, and standard Rear View Camera. With a balance of sportiness, safety, and style the SE is a good choice for students and city commuters alike.
If you upgrade to the SEL trim, you’ll receive a few advantages. Specifically, you get standard fog lights, a power moonroof, Sony 10-speaker audio, and the SYNC 3 system. For safety, the Focus’ Rear View Camera is combined with Reverse Sensing System for extra security. Drivers who want the latest in vehicle technology without paying luxury car prices for it, should consider the Focus SEL.
At the top of the standard lineup is the the Focus Titanium. It combines the same sporty performance of the lower Focus models with luxury appointments and bold styling. On the inside, you get 8-way adjustable, heated front seats; leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel; and push-button start. Outside, the signature grille receives chrome cross bars and the wheels are upgraded to a 17-inch aluminum set. You also get access to available safety features like Blind Spot Information System, Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Keeping System.
ST and RS
From there, Ford Focus options become tailored towards racing-inspired performance. That much is obvious just by looking at the Focus ST. It’s central exhaust, street-racing body kit, and unique high-mounted spoiler are anything but conventional. Inside, you’ll find aluminum racing pedals and RECARO® full-leather heated front seats. The ST receives the same first-class entertainment suite, but what’s important sits under the hood. The standard, high-output 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine is capable of 252 horsepower. Ultimately, the ST’s blend of compact practicality and thrilling performance make it the ideal choice for any driver looking to dominate every commute.
The Focus RS was named AutoGuide.com’s Car of the Year Award for 2017. “Its combination of hard-core performance in a practical package made it an undeniable choice,” says Group Editorial Director Jonathan Yarkony. I can’t overstate the hard-core performance. After all, 2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost DOHC 4-cyl was on Ward’s 10 Best Engines List. Capable of cranking out 350 horsepower, the setup somehow maintains a 10.9L/100km fuel economy rating. Finally, the design is completed by RECARO sport seats, unique backlit gauges, and 19” forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Super Sport summer tires.
But this is just the beginning. You can tweak each focus to suit your preferences. So, follow the link below and start building your dream car.