2012 Ford Focus SE

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2012 Ford Focus SE – Car Review by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

Are you in the market for a spacious, comfortable, and economic car? Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes the 2012 Ford Focus SE for a test drive.

The 2012 Ford Focus SE is now eleven years old. Ford has completely redesigned the Focus to be edgy and sporty. Let’s take a closer look.

Make/Model – 2012 Ford Focus SE

MPG — 28 city/38 hwy. mpg.
Engine – 2.0L 4-cyl. engine
Price — starts at $17,400

Standard Features:

•Bluetooth
•iPod input
•Side/Curtain Airbags
•Stability Control
•Traction Control
•Navigation System (Optional)
•Satellite radio (Optional)

The 2012 Ford Focus is available in four trim levels — S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Ford has redesigned the Focus for the 2012 model year. The new Focus is available as a sedan or hatchback, both 5-passenger vehicles.

All models receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, torque vectoring control and airbags with adaptive venting technology that reduce pressure for smaller occupants.

The 2012 Focus includes two other great features: MyFord and MyKey. MyFord integrates entertainment, navigation and communication into a touch screen console. MyKey is a safety feature that restricts vehicle speed and stereo volume for teen drivers.

Competes with:

•Chevrolet Cruze
•Mazda3
•Volkswagon Jetta
•Hyundai Elantra
•KIA Optima
•Mazda 3
•Subaru Impreza
•Honda Civic

Likes:

•Nimble handling;
•Refined ride;
•Stylish Europen design
•Well-made soft touch interior;
•Peppy engine;
•Abundant list of upscale and high-tech options

Dislikes:

•Cheap interior plastics
•Excessive wind noise
•Slow throttle response

The 2012 Ford Focus SE has excellent fuel economy, a great European look, and tight handling, all at a solid value.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

Courtesy of YNN/ Time Warner Cable
Aired: 1/05/2012