Ford Focus RS Review & Features

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2016 Ford Focus RS Reaches Dealerships

DEARBORN, Michigan — The highly anticipated 2016 Ford Focus RS, the most powerful production Focus in the world, is now arriving at Ford dealerships across the U.S.

"The wait is finally over," Ford said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Focus RS, a high-performance hatchback, is priced from $36,775, including an $875 destination charge.

Competitors to the all-new Focus RS include the Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen Golf R.

The first customer to take delivery of the Focus RS is showcased in a new Ford video.

The Focus RS is propelled by a specially engineered version of Ford's 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The engine produces 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and has a top speed of 165 mph.

Power is transmitted through a six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that monitors inputs from multiple vehicle sensors 100 times per second.

The Focus RS provides four different drive modes, including Normal, Sport, Track and an exclusive Drift mode.

The cabin features partial-leather Recaro sport seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and alloy pedals.

Edmunds says: It's time for performance enthusiasts to check in with their Ford dealer if they want to get their hands on one of the most talked-about hot hatches on the market.

Ford Focus RS Review

In the 1960s and 1970s, Detroit's automotive engineers took great delight in stuffing the most outrageously powerful engines they could build into ordinary coupes and sedans. It was a simple formula that gave birth to the first muscle cars. Decades later, the Ford Focus RS represents the modern take on affordable high performance.

Though it may seem odd to refer to what is essentially a compact hatchback as a muscle car, the fact of the matter is that the Focus RS has the goods to back up that claim. Under the hood is a highly tuned turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine good for a stout 350 horsepower. That's more powerful than the Ford Mustang's V8 from less than a decade ago.

There's more to the RS than just straight-line speed, however. A torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system is standard for enhanced traction and handling prowess, and powerful brakes slow down the RS in a hurry.

Naturally, this focus on performance comes with some distinct downsides. But when it comes time to tear up the asphalt of a winding mountain road or a closed course where this racetrack-ready machine can really strut its stuff, the Ford Focus RS has no equal.

Current Ford Focus RS
The Ford Focus RS is a highly tuned version of the regular Ford Focus hatchback. Standard equipment starts with 19-inch alloy wheels, high-performance summer tires, performance brakes, an adjustable suspension, automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights, foglights, and remote entry with push-button start. Inside, you'll get dual-zone automatic climate control, partial leather upholstery, Recaro front sport seats (with driver height adjustment), a rearview camera, a 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD and satellite radio, two USB ports and the Sync 3 infotainment system, including an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Moving all of this down the road is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 350 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive and a limited-slip front differential are all standard.

In our reviews, we've found the Ford Focus RS to be a hoot to drive. But the ultra-firm suspension that makes driving over freeway expansion joints seem as if you're going over railroad ties likely limits the car's appeal to all but the most dedicated drivers. Still, the Focus' inherent hatchback practicality remains; it offers more rear passenger and cargo space than similarly priced sports cars and performance coupes.

Used Ford Focus RS Models
The Focus RS has changed little since its 2016 introduction. For the first two years of production, a few features were optional as part of the RS2 package. That package became standard equipment for 2018.

Ford Focus RS Cars for Sale

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$43,040
 Request price quote Jerry's Ford of Leesburg(6mi)(6)
Dealer Notes

Equipment Group 600A, Heated 3 Point Steering Wheel, Heated Front-Seats, Heated Mirrors, Navigation System, RS2, SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link, Unique-RS Car Cover (Dealer Installed), Voice-Activated Touch-Screen Navigation System, and Wheels: 19 Premium Painted Forged Alloy. If you want an amazing deal on an amazing car that will not break your pocket book, then take a look at this gas-saving 2017 Ford Focus. The very practical cargo-carrying hatch space of this superb Focus will make it a favorite among our more educated buyers. We will beat ANY competitors deal by $250.00 in-stock only. Just bring in a signed buyers order. New Ford inventory. No prior offers. No Dealers please. Call us today at 703-777-0000. Let the Competition Beware!

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$44,440
Special Offer See special offer Koons Sterling Ford(6mi)(1)
Dealer Notes

RS2.. NAVIGATION.. HEATED/LEATHER RECARO SEATS.. HEATED STEERING WHEEL.. MOONROOF.. WINTER TIRE WHEEL PKG.. CAR COVER.. 350-HP 2.3L ECOBOOST.. 19-INCH PREMIUM WHEELS.. SONY PREMIUM SOUND.. SYNC 3.. 2017 Ford Focus RS AWD Stealth Gray w/ Black Recaro Leather, 2.3L EcoBoost, 6-Speed Manual... This Focus is Loaded Up with RS2, Voice-Activated Touch-Screen Navigation, Leather Ricardo Seats, 8-Way Power Driver Seat, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Mirrors, Power Moonroof, RS Winter Tire Wheel Package, 19-Inch Premium Forged-Aluminum Wheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires, Unique-RS Car Cover, 350-horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost, Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Brembo Brakes, Michelin Super Sport Summer Tires, Chin Splitter, LED Signature Lighting, RS Badging, Sport Exhaust with Dual Bright Tips, Aluminum Pedals, Ambient Lighting, Unique-RS Engine Cover, Unique-RS IP Finish Panels, Rear View Camera, Perimeter Alarm, Launch Control, Automatic Headlamps, SYNC 3 System w/ 8-inch Touchsreen, Sony Premium Audio System with 10 speakers and HD Radio, SiriusXM Radio, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, 50-State Emissions... Call Koons Sterling Ford at 1-800-796-2075... NOT AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER... Call us about Additional Rebates that may be available to reduce your price even further! Some examples of Additional rebates that you may qualify for include Active Military, Recent College Grad Competitive Lease Conquest Rebates... WOW prices include some available rebates and incentives that may not be compatible with special rate programs and may require Ford Financing on select models! Financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are special internet prices only and do exclude freight, tax, tags, and processing. WOW prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and may vary based on zip code. Please let us verify all rebates that you qualify for... We are a full-service Ford Dealership. We have an Excellent Finance Department and secure financing for the majority of our customers. WE WANT YOUR CAR and are offering top dollar on nice trades. Be sure to call for availability. With our Best Deal WOW Price up front on all In Stock vehicles, our vehicles have been selling very quickly. If you aren't local, no worries. We have been selling vehicles throughout the U.S. for many years. We will gladly handle everything for you to ensure that this is an exceptional car buying experience. Give us a Call and let us WOW you with our Great Prices, Excellent Service and Top Quality vehicles!

Dealer Notes

2017 Ford Focus RS

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$38,065
Special Offer See special offer Battlefield Ford(19mi)(5)
2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$42,665
Special Offer See special offer Koons Ford of Falls Church(21mi)(3)
Dealer Notes

Are you interested in a simply great car? You won't want to miss this excellent value! Go anywhere versatility with roomy practicality! A turbocharger further enhances performance, while also preserving fuel economy. Top features include front dual zone air conditioning, adjustable headrests in all seating positions, high intensity discharge headlights, and 1-touch window functionality. It features a standard transmission, all-wheel drive, and a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine. Our sales staff will help you find the vehicle that you've been searching for. We'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don't hesitate to give us a call.

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$42,445
 Request price quote Jerry's Ford Alexandria(23mi)(16)
Dealer Notes

2017 Ford Focus RS in Shadow Black. Equipment Group 600A, Heated 3 Point Steering Wheel, Heated Front-Seats, Heated Mirrors, RS2, SiriusXM Traffic & Travel Link, and Voice-Activated Touch-Screen Navigation System. Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 to confirm availability! Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. If you have any questions, please contact us directly and we'll be glad to help! Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area!

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$42,070
 Request price quote The Frederick Motor Company(27mi)(2)
2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$42,445
Special Offer See special offer Cowles Parkway Ford(28mi)(20)
Dealer Notes

Optional Equipment 2017 MODEL YEAR SHADOW BLACK CHARC BLACK LTHR RECARO SEATS .EQUIPMENT GROUP 600A .2.3L GTDI .6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION MICH SUPER SPORT SUMMER TIRES 19 FORGED ALLOY WHEELS RS2 POWER/HEATED MIRROR HEATED FRONT SEATS HEATED STEERING WHEEL NAVIGATION VOICE-ACTIVATED FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET 50 STATE EMISSIONS POWER MOONROOF CAR COVER *DLR-INSTLD-ACCY

2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$46,070
Special Offer See special offer Koons of Silver Spring Ford(29mi)(1)
2017 Ford Focus RS Base
NEW 2017 Ford Focus RS Base
MSRP$36,995
 Request price quote Apple Ford Lincoln(37mi)(2)
Dealer Notes

6 speed! Get a grip with amazing traction control. If your on the fence about getting that 'new' car you've been wanting, the discounted price on this beautiful 2017 Ford Focus should be enough to shove you the right direction. It is nicely equipped with features such as 10 Speakers, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Automatic temperature control, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, High-Intensity Discharge Headlights, Illuminated entry, Knee airbag, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Panic alarm, Partial Leather Recaro Seats, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: Sony Audio System w/10 Speakers, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, and Wheels: 19 Premium Painted Alloy. This Focus not only has plenty of power, but also still manages to give you great fuel economy. When you purchase a New or Pre-Owned vehicle from Apple Ford Lincoln, we will provide you the following benefits, simply for choosing us... Engine Warranty For Life. Car Washes For Life. Oil Changes For Life. Safety Inspections For Life. Tire Rotations For Life. Customer for Life Program has stipulations, excludes certain vehicles and equipment. See dealer for details.