Once again, the Focus comes as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. The latter offers greater cargo-hauling capability, while the sedan is hardly devoid of convenience, with its split-folding rear seat.
- The standard engine is, again, a 2-liter four-cylinder, developing 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. It mates with either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
- Optional only for the SE model, the EcoBoost 1-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine produces 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet. A six-speed manual is the sole transmission. An EcoBoost Focus with manual shift is estimated at 35 mpg in combined driving, versus 30 mpg for the equivalent 2-liter. The difference is smaller when comparing automatic transmissions.
Available only in sedan form, the entry-level Focus comes with a rearview camera, Ford’s SYNC voice-activated phone and audio interface, a four-speaker sound system with CD player, and power front windows, locks and mirrors. The S rolls on 15-inch steel wheels.