After a very long wait, American buyers finally get a world-class small car from a Detroit label. The 2012 Ford Focus is the segment's new benchmark.
- Nimble handling
- Refined and quiet ride
- Stylish and well-made interior
- Lively engine
- Abundant list of upscale and high-tech options.
- Infotainment controls are finicky to learn and use
- Backseat is a little short on legroom
- Quirky automatic transmission response.