The 2012 Ford Focus is a winner and is arriving in the market just in time to meet consumer demand for high quality, stylish, fuel efficient, technology-rich yet value-priced vehicles. The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Edition wins on all. This vehicle is in the compact car category, but delivers performance and value well beyond consumer expectation from a compact.
From a first look, the 2012 Ford Focus five-passenger sedan (available in both a sedan and hatchback version) appears more like a performance sports sedan than compact commuter. Starting at the front, the black fascia is accented with massive faux air inlets on either side of the grill. Wrap around headlights lead to a sleek and youthful side profile that continues a feeling of in motion while standing still. The Titanium Edition as tested included 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels that gave the Focus an added impression of being more like a sports sedan than a compact. The trunk deck is short, but the larger wrap around tail lights offset it with a bigger look and feel.
The 2012 Ford Focus Titanim Edition comes very well equipped at $22,270. The base edition includes air conditioning with dual climate controls, intelligent access with push button start, power locks with remote keyless entry, 17-inch wheels, halogen lamps, spoiler and fog lamps; premium sound system, Sirius Satellite Radio, leather wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, MyFord Touch and SYNC Voice Activated System, 60/40 split folding rear seats and illuminated entry with ambient lighting.
The Titanium Premium Package added rear parking aid sensor, rain sensitive wiper system and six-way power driver’s seat. Additional options on the test car were the 18-inch alloy wheels and sport suspension, heated seats and heated power mirrors with approach light, full size spare tire, custom mats and door sill scuff plates. The two-tone seats with Arctic White Trim were extremely handsome and comfortable. The delivered price for this fully equipped Ford Focus was $25,805.
The value continues in the power plant and fuel efficiency that does not sacrifice any performance in this car. This 2012 Ford Focus tested was powered by the new high-efficiency Diratec 2.0L in line four cylinder engine generating 160 horsepower and coupled with a new six-speed automatic shift transmission. We drove this car around the city for a week and got 34.6 mph.
This power plant and transmission combination, when added to the all new chassis and suspension coupled with a cornering assist system, completes the sports sedan performance capability of the 2012 Ford Focus.
Ford has raised the bar in compact car performance and value with the new 2012 Ford Focus Titanium Edition.