There are a lot of reasons why the Ford Focus has become one
of the most popular picks in the compact car market. The sedan is a solid
choice for families while hatchback models offer an outstanding amount of roomy
goodness. Both are exceptional in safety given the price point. Finally, buyers
who want a fuel efficient vehicle
that's actually fun to drive can have their cake and eat it, too, with the Ford
That rare mix is primarily achieved thanks to the
powertrain. For 2016, buyers of the Ford Focus have a choice of two engines.
The base powerplant is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that churns out 160 horsepower
and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. Transmission is either a manual or Ford’s Powershift
automatic, the latter estimated to get an impressive 40 mpg on the highway.*
The second engine, a turbo-charged four from the automaker's EcoBoost lineup,
returns 30 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg when cruising along the highways of
America. Reviews from Edmunds found the Focus and its electric steering to be
responsive: drivers always felt the car to be stable and secure on the road.
The 2016 Ford Focus can be had in three, well-equipped trim
levels. All have an interior that both looks and feels extremely upscale for
the segment. Many buyers will find the base S trim to be an appealing option
thanks to its impressive amount of standard features. A rearview camera system,
for example, is found throughout the lineup. Same with blindspot mirror
inserts, keyless entry via a fob and a USB port. Ford's unique MyKey, which
allows owners to limit select car systems like vehicle speed and even stereo
volume, is also standard. All these, and more, are accessible via the easy-to-use
Upgrades like heated front seats, navigation, premium audio and
the all-new SYNC infotainment system are available on select trim
As mentioned previously, the 2016 Ford Focus is on top in
providing protection for passengers. Besides the normal assortment of airbags,
all models are equipped with an AdvanceTrac stability control system to help keep
them out of harm's way. A driver's knee airbag is also standard as well as the
rearview camera mentioned above. Advanced safety options like blind-spot monitoring
and a lane-keeping system are also available.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates.
Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your
actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.