The Ford Focus is reportedly fun to drive with an easy-to-use infotainment system and good fuel-efficiency (though not as good as the Fiesta). It’s clear, 8-inch touchscreen and attractive looks make it a great option, overall. Out of all trim levels, we think the SEL really offers the whole package. Originally $22,345 (prices will have most likely dropped), this trim gets you a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple Carplay/Android Auto and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Cold Weather Package is also available, offering a heated steering wheel and heated seats. Manual transmission and a very simple infotainment system are available, as well.
Fuel efficiency for this model is approximately 30 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway; impressive numbers for a sedan as the numbers actually rank above the average.
Unfortunately, we did find lots of plastic trim throughout the cabin and the back seat is short on leg room, making it pretty cramped for passengers. The Focus is also not the strongest competitor in terms of safety, offering only a few available features such as: lane-keeping assist, lane-departure signal and blind-spot monitoring. However, if you don’t need suites of luxury features, the great fuel economy and performance might just be all you need.
Handling is peppy and zippy, making it especially exciting for anyone behind the steering wheel.
So, if you seek a car that is fun to drive, with great mpg and straightforward technology, this is the one for you.