Audiophile AM/FM Stereo 6-Disc MP3 Capable CD Play, Sirius Satellite Radio, Ambient Interior Lighting, 4-Speed Overdrive Automatic Transmission, Antilock Braking System (ABS) w/Traction Control
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
140 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
136 @ 4,250
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 3.67:1; II = 2.14:1; III = 1.45:1; IV = 1.03:1; V = 0.77:1; R = 3:73:1; Diff. = 3.56:1
Tall, widely spaced gearing hurts acceleration and emphasizes lack of power.
This stopping distance is clearly tire-related. Even hard, long-wearing tires should stop shorter than 130 feet in a car this small and light.
Skid pad: Lots of body roll despite low-grip, long-wearing tires. Balance is good and Focus, despite its age, has impressive manners. Slalom: Love the steering. Nice weight, speed feedback and sense control despite low limits.