2012 Ford Focus Titanium Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2012 Ford Focus - Road Test Specs

2012 Ford Focus Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. FFV 6-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2012
Style4dr sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)
Base MSRP$22,995
Options on test vehicleTuxedo Black Metallic ($0); Rapid Spec 401A ($1,490 -- includes Titanium Premium package: leather-trimmed seats, six-way power driver seat with manual lumbar, reverse sensing system, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror and rear armrest with storage); Voice-Activated Navigation ($795); Titanium Handling Package ($595 -- includes 18-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, summer performance tires, full-size spare tire); Titanium Winter Package ($470 -- includes all-weather floor mats, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps); Interior Style Package, Tuscany Red ($450 -- includes black/red two-tone leather-trimmed seats with matching door trim inserts and front center armrest lid, red steering wheel trim. premium floor mats, red interior finish, rear 60/40-split seat with rear seat armrest, stainless-steel door sill plates); Rapid Spec 401A Discount (-$195)
As-tested MSRP$26,600


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated direct-injected inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,999/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)160 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)146 @ 4,450
Fuel typeFlex fuel (E85 or 87-octane regular unleaded)
Transmission typeSix-speed dual-clutch automated manual with column shifter and lever-mounted shift button
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.917; II = 2.429; III = 1.436; IV = 1.021; V = 0.867; VI= 0.702 ; FD = 3.850 (I, II, V, VI); FD = 4.278 (III, IV, R)


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.7
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Sport 3
Tire typeSummer, performance
Tire size, front235/40ZR18 95W
Tire size, rear235/40ZR18 95W
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.9-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.7-inch solid cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph (sec.)12.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.4 @ 85.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.5
@ Full throttle (dB)75.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSluggish off the line, but then the normally aspirated inline-4 pulls hard and the dual-clutch automated manual shifts quickly. Car goes into a launch mode when power-braked with stability control off and gearbox in Sport, where it holds revs at 2,800 until you release the brake; still manages only minor wheelspin. Can be shifted manually via rocker switch on console lever; blips throttle on downhifts; will not hold gears at redline.
Braking commentsUtterly consistent stops with excellent pedal feel. A minimum of nose dive keeps everything very stable, secure and confidence-inspiring. Tires feel like they are gripping extra hard.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Credit for excellent grip goes to the sticky summer tires, spot-on steering and a well-snubbed suspension, all delivering a minimum of understeer. Slalom: Quick, tight steering and great grip from summer tires give confidence. Suspension feels a little springy during transitions, but overall composure is excellent. Front torque vectoring helps put power down on slalom exit. Limiting factor is non-defeat stability control system, although its intervention point is thankfully high. Went a tenth quicker with traction control on versus TC off.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)52.8
Relative humidity (%)63.1
Wind (mph, direction)0.9, headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)28 city/38 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)27.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)12.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,935
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,076
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58/42
Length (in.)178.5
Width (in.)71.8
Height (in.)57.8
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Track, front (in.)61.2
Track, rear (in.)60.4
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)43.7
Legroom, rear (in.)33.2
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.2


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsFront-seat standard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard

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