Year

2016 Ford Focus RS Pricing

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Model Type

Hatchback

pros & cons

pros

  • Potent turbo power with all-wheel drive
  • tenacious grip
  • stylish interior with many high-tech options.

cons

  • No automatic transmission offered
  • scant rear legroom
  • standard Recaro sport seats may be confining for some.
Ford Focus RS 4dr Hatchback MSRP: $35900
Based on the Base Manual AWD 5-passenger 4-dr 4dr Hatchback with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG N/A
Transmission Manual
Drive Train All Wheel Drive
Displacement 2.3 L
Passenger Volume 109.9 cu ft
Wheelbase 104 in
Length 172 in
Width 71 in
Height 58 in
Curb Weight N/A
Ford Focus RS 4dr Hatchback MSRP: $35900
Based on the Base Manual AWD 5-passenger 4-dr 4dr Hatchback with typically equipped options.
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Multi-Zone Climate Control
  • Alarm
  • Rear Bench Seats
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Trip Computer
  • AWD/4WD
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control
  • USB Inputs
  • Back-up camera
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Upgraded Headlights
  • Keyless Entry/Start

Ford Focus RS 2016

2016 Ford Focus RS Acceleration Test

Our experts review the 2016 Ford Focus RS. How fast can the 2016 Ford Focus RS hatchback go? Edmunds Road Test Manager Jonathan Elfalan hits the quarter-mile at California Speedway in Fontana, California, to test out the 350-horsepower hot hatch's acceleration prowess.

Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING] JONATHAN ELFALAN: Woohoo! Wow, that was much better. Hey, guys. I'm Jonathan, and that is a Ford Focus. But don't let the unassuming gray paint fool you, because it's actually a Focus RS, which means it's all-wheel drive, it makes 350 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. We're going to find out what all that translates to right here in the real world. [MUSIC PLAYING] We're going to start off with a key-up run. We don't mess with any settings. And that kind of sets a good marker for where we start off. And it gives you an idea of, if you were to just get in the car and get going, that that's kind of the speed and acceleration you can expect. So with that being said, let's get going. Very nice. So yeah, I mean, I can feel all the-- all 350 pound feet of torque. And it just-- yeah, I mean, it's hard to believe this is a 2.3-liter engine. It's pretty quick in terms of, you know, if you're talking the broad scope of cars. But we know that this thing is much more capable of greater speeds. This RS happens to have a Launch Control mode. All-wheel drive cars can be sometimes tricky to launch because you have a lot of grip. And a lot of times, if you-- especially if you have a manual transmission, all that grip and trying to get off the line quickly sends a lot of shock to the drive train. So with systems like this, it's able to kind of optimize the all-wheel drive so that you're not sending all the power to all four wheels. It's going to be slipping clutches here and there and getting you off the line as quickly as possible. I've just switched it over to Sport Mode, too, which gives us a lower level of computer intervention. It's going to allow our wheels to slip a little bit more. Let's give this a shot. Woohoo! Wow, that was much better. Nice. I've got this little RS shift light that blinks as you're getting close to the 6500 RPM redline. [MUSIC PLAYING] I have Launch Control activated. This time, I'm in Track mode. And let's give this a shot. Whoa. Yeah. God, that off the line-- off the line, it feels really good. Yeah. I mean, the torque is really apparent. It just continues to pull even when you get up to the higher speeds, which is really nice. This thing's a blast. I love this. That is the Ford Focus RS. If you liked the video, please be sure to subscribe to Edmunds. On YouTube, and check us out at Edmunds.com. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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