The new 2017 Ford Focus remains a smart choice for anyone looking for a small hatchback or sedan, even though its standout appeal in the segment has diminished in the past couple of years. Strengths include an abundant list of upscale and high-tech options, reduced curb weight, balanced handling and ride, and a hush and a well-appointed interior. The Ford Focus 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the second-quarter of 2017.
Quite often, you might have heard someone tell you how important it is in life to “think big.” Well, it’s always a good idea to do so but you’ll have to suspend that school of thought a bit and instead try “thinking small.” The reason behind the flip in the familiar platitude is what underlines what the new 2017 Ford Focus is all about.
This is a well-rounded vehicle that boasts of an engaging driving character, sophisticated day-to-day driving experience, nimble handling, a sharp looking interior, and impressive ride comfort. Just to single out the 2017 Ford Focus interior, it comes laden with some of the latest technologies and materials, the seats are comfortable and provide exceptional lateral support, and the all-new Sync 3 infotainment system promises nothing short of perfection.
Focus Goes Electric?
When we come to the performance figures, those looking for impressive fuel economy ratings will undoubtedly find the turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder engine their best pick, while those who prefer to go green will find the 2017 Ford Focus Electric irresistible. However, with an all-electric range of just 75 miles, it falls a bit short relative to what its competition offers.
While the new 2017 Ford Focus might not be able to regain its lots glory, it is still a solid choice in its class thanks to the efforts Ford has invested in it. Some of its rivals include the Chevrolet Cruze, the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, and the Kia Forte.
What Are The 2017 Ford Focus Trims?
It is offered as either a hatchback or sedan, each of which is offered in three trims: S, Titanium, SE, and Electric. Both the high-performance 2017 Ford Focus ST and the RS reviews have been handled separately elsewhere.
2017 Ford Focus Interior Accessories and Exterior Changes
2017 Ford Focus S model list of accessories and features include a 4.2” central display, a height-adjustable driver seat, a fifteen-inch steel wheels, a USB port, power locks and mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth phone and audio control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, integrated blind-spot mirrors, a four-speaker sound system, a CD player, Sync voice controls, a rearview camera, power front windows, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Upgrading to the Focus SE trim model adds you cruise control, a removable package tray, a trip computer, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, rear air vents, steering-wheel mounted auxiliary controls, automatic wipers and headlights, six-speaker sound system, additional front headrest adjustment, body-color exterior door handles and mirrors, and a front center armrest.
Spring for the Focus Titanium and you get yourself all the features above plus automatic tri-zone climate control, a navigation system, keyless entry pad, remote start, heated front seats, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, a rear spoiler, and hill-start assist.
Engine And Fuel Consumption On 2017 Ford Focus
A power output of 160 hp and 146 lbs. ft. of torque is generated by the 2.0L four-cylinder engine fitted beneath the hood of the front-wheel drive 2017 Ford Focus. Two transmissions are offered: a six-speed automatic and a five-speed manual. The latter is standard for both the S and SE trim models, while the automatic is standard for the Focus Titanium.
The 2017 Ford Focus 0-60 mph, according to Ford, is rated at a lackluster 9.0 seconds with the automatic-fitted Focus SE. the manual brings the figure down to about 8.3 seconds.
When we come to the fuel economy, EPA rates the manual at 26/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/40/31 mpg with the automatic.
The 1.0L turbocharged EcoBoost three-cylinder engine rated a 123 hp and 148 pounds-ft. of torque, while that of the 2017 Ford Focus Electric at 143 hp.
When Will We Get The 2017 Ford Focus Release Date & Price?
Rumors within industry circles say the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017. As for the 2017 Ford Focus price, expect the Focus Sedan to start from an MSRP of $17,225, the Focus Hatchback at $19,015, and the Focus Electric at $29,170. For all additional details please take a look on the official Focus page.
You can get a detailed 2017 Ford Focus video at Ford online forums.
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