The 2012 Ford Focus Sedan can be said to be one of the best handling small family cars on the market. Considering, the price, it is amazing that one is granted such an upscale design for both the exterior and interior. The vehicle is simply gorgeous, yet priced low enough to fit in nearly any budget. It is a very comfortable car with loads of space in the back seat and trunk.
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The 2012 Ford Focus Sedan has four doors and it is available in a few different trims. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers an impressive 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph is achieved in only 8.3 seconds. It comes standard with a five speed manual transmission which can be said to be an extra advantage. A six-speed automatic is standard on SEL and Titanium trims; this has been dubbed their Powershift, as it is technically dual-clutch automated manual. Fuel-economy is a strong selling point with this vehicle, returning an average of 26 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Those are numbers anyone can appreciate.
The interior design can be said to be a little inferior when compared to its competitors. However, it has one feature that sets its aside from all the rest; the Ford Sync System. This system was developed with help from Microsoft. It allows you to operate devices such as cell phones through voice commands. The system receives the voice command, and then does what it has been instructed to do. This increases the safety of the car and makes it fun to drive.
Speaking of safety, the 2012 Ford Focus Sedan received a "Good" rating on frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests. It also has the ability to stop from 60 mph in only 110 feet, which pretty much blows the competition away. A few standard safety features that you will appreciate include child seat anchors, dusk sensing headlamps, engine immobilizer, electronic brakeforce distribution, post-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes and airbags galore. There is even a driver knee airbag, which you won't find anywhere else in this class.
Steering is precise, which is what you would expect, considering it is electrically assisted, and you can take turns with ease, and not feel a ton of body roll. Due to the four-wheel independent suspension, all passengers enjoy a smooth ride and bumps and holes are absorbed like a sponge.