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Vehicle SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Review Recently chose a Focus as my first new car (SE sedan w/ the 4-cylinder and a manual transmission) after having driven the Mazda3, Golf, Jetta, Elantra, Forte, Cruze, Civic, Corolla and Lancer. Being a driving enthusiast (albeit on a serious budget) I found all but the Ford, Mazda 3 and the VW's to be pretty awful. In the case of the Focus it is for all intents and purposes the same car that I recently drove in Portugal and feels very much like a small European sports sedan. Steering is precise, handling is stellar for what it is, the interior is of high quality (with a bit of a playful, cockpit-like feel), the ride is taught and compliant, the 4-banger produces adequate power and and there's very little road noise compared to the competition. The fact that I paid less than $13,000 (with incentives and rebates) for such an experience is well...pleasingly ridiculous every day. That it came with nicer wheels and tires than the Mazda3 or Jetta (16" alloys with Continentals) and all the basic power and infotainment options including a backup camera, etc. just sweetened the deal. Yes, the VW's are more refined and the Mazda is a bit more playful but for those that love to drive value-wise the Focus blows everything else out of the water. I almost got the Jetta turbo but in the end was happy spending thousands less for a lot of fun while supporting American manufacturing (the Focus is built in Michigan) versus a company that knowingly poisoned the planet and deceived millions of consumers. Yes I was aware of the reliability issues surrounding the dual-clutch transmission and although I understand things have gotten better, I dealt with my concerns by getting the manual I wanted anyway. My only serious gripes about the car is that I would love a center armrest that extends like the VW's and the backseat couldn't possibly be any tighter and miserable than it is. Overall though I couldn't be happier with my purchase and highly recommend the Focus to anyone who loves to drive but doesn't have the funds to spring for a GTI, WRX or ST.
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The 2016 Ford Focus earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Ford Focus 2016 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hatchback, Coupe, Electric, Wagon, SVT
Available Trims: SE, Titanium, S, SEL, SES, Electric, ZX4 SES, ZX4 S, ZX4 SE, ZTS, ZX3, ZX3 S, LX, ZXW SE, ZTW, ZX3 SE, ZX5 SE, SE Comfort, ZX5, ZX5 Premium, ZX5 S, SVT, ZX4 ST, ZX5 SES, ZXW SES
Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Magnetic Metallic, Shadow Black, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Metallic, Race Red, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic (Late Availability), Kona Blue Metallic, Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Gold, Blue Candy Metallic, CD Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Performance Blue Metallic, Ebony Clearcoat, Tectonic Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tricoat, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Blue Flame Clearcoat Metallic, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Pitch Black Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Sterling Grey Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Blue Flame Metallic, Frosted Glass Metallic, Infra-Red Clearcoat, Sangria Red Metallic, Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Cloud 9 White Clearcoat, French Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Light Tundra Clearcoat Metallic, Lightning Blue Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Atlantic Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Ebony, Liquid Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Sonic Blue Clearcoat, Vermillion Red Clearcoat, Aqua Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Grabber Green Clearcoat Metallic, Jackpot Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Malibu Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Natural Neutral Clearcoat Metallic, Twilight Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Yellow Blaze Metallic Tri-Coat, Amber Gold Clearcoat Metallic, CD Silver Clear Coat Metallic, Cloud 9 Clear Coat, Fort Knox Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black Insert w/Warm Steel Surround cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Charcoal Black Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Warm Steel Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert cloth, Medium Light Stone cloth, Medium Dark Stone Surround w/Medium Light Stone Insert cloth, Charcoal Black w/Metal Gray Surround cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic leather, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone Surround cloth, Charcoal Black cloth, Tuscany Red Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Medium Stone cloth, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Stone leather, Charcoal Black w/Warm Steel Surround cloth, Light Stone leather, Medium Parchment, Metal Gray/Charcoal Black Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert premium cloth, Medium Graphite, Tuscany Red w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Charcoal Black Surround w/Arctic White Insert leather, Charcoal Upper/Charcoal Lower leather, Charcoal Upper/Light Flint Lower leather, Dark Charcoal, Dark Pebble Upper/Light Pebble Lower, Arctic White w/Charcoal Black Surround leather, Charcoal Upper/Charcoal Lower cloth, Dark Flint Upper/Light Flint Lower, Dark Pebble Upper/Light Pebble Lower cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Power Driver Seat, Leather Seats, Remote Start, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Engine, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Mobile Internet