Initially was looking at the Honda Fit or Toyota Yaris but once I test drove the 2011 Focus SES it was the clear winner for performance to fuel economy ratio. I was in market for commuter vehicle that would be great on gas, fit all 6' 4" and almost 300 lbs of me, and the Focus did one better by throwing in 140 HP. I love the handling and feel of the SES over all the other test drives, plus I really love all the features provided by SYNC through the great sound system.
140 HP engine Gas Mileage Handling Space SYNC
Paddle shifters would be nice - Like the Fit Steering wheel adjustment could use telescopic adjustment Visors could be a little bigger or have sliding extensions built in