Returning once again this year is Ford’s affordable small car, the 2013 Ford Focus. The 2013 Ford Focus is powered by a 2.0L engine that generates 160hp, 146 lbs. of torque with a fuel rating of 28 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The Focus can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 seconds. There is a more powerful variation, the EcoBoost ST, whose engine has a turbocharger that ups the output to 240hp and a faster acceleration of zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Out on the road, the Ford Focus performs excellent be it on city drives or on the highway. The model with the EcoBoost almost performs like a sports car, demonstrating superb handling and steering not usually found in small cars. With electric power steering and a great suspension system, the Focus ride experience was exceptionally great.
The 2013 Ford Focus is available as a sedan or a hatchback. The hatchback features more cargo space at 23.8 ft3, expandable up to 44 ft3 by folding down the rear seats. Critics like the interior design of the Focus, saying there’s enough room for even tall passengers and the seats are quite comfortable.
There are three trims available – S, SE and Titanium. All models have air-conditioning, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry, audio system with CD player and AM/FM/MP3 radio. On the higher trims, you get to have other features like leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a navigation system, a touchscreen display with Ford Sync and MyFord Touch,a 10-speaker Sony HD sound system and Sirius satellite HD radio. You can also add sporty features like a sport suspension plus performance tires.
Depending on the trim and features, the 2013 Ford Focus costs from $16,200 to $23,200. The Focus is one of the best small cars for several reasons. It performs great on the road; a good no. of standard features offered; finally, the base price of the Focus is quite affordable.