2017 Ford Focus Release Date, News, Review – The new 2017 Ford Focus offers a balanced ride and handling, a high-tech feature galore, and an attractive and quiet interior. However, it isn’t much of a standout as it was a few years ago. Its date of release, engine specifications, interior and exterior design, and price are covered below, so keep reading on.
You’ve probably been told by someone how important it is in life to “think big.” Well, we however think you should try “thinking small.” The change in platitude is particularly occasioned by none other than the 2017 Focus which offers an urbane daily driving experience that’s hard to beat in its class.
For instance, when it comes to the elusive fun-to-drive factor, the Focus tops the class as it intricately balances ride comfort and nimble handling. The cabin comes chock full of soft-touch and high-tech technologies. For example, the sharp looking interior features an all-new Sync 3 touchscreen interface that, unlike in other models, is user-friendly and offers a quicker response.
Beneath the bonnet, you’ll be impressed by the roster of powerplants available for you to choose from. And regardless of your choice, all engines offer impressive fuel consumption ratings and improved range in case you opt for the plug-in hybrid.
This year, though, there are multiple appealing choices in the market to choose from. With its hatchback and sedan body styles, the 2017 Mazda 3 is undoubtedly the closest you get to the Focus. It carefully balances good fuel economy ratings and sporty handling to give you an uncompromised ride quality.
In case you like cool exterior designs and value, you’ll find both the 2017 Honda Civic and 2017 Chevy Cruz appealing choices. Also, the 2017 Kia Forte is among our favorites in the segment and offers a spacious cabin and a refined ride quality. Nonetheless, the 2017 Ford Focus has plenty of reasons why it should be the best in this segment.
Trims Available – Ford Focus
The new 2017 Ford Focus will come in two body styles: hatchback and sedan. Both are offered in three trims: S, SE, and Titanium. You will find the Ford Focus RS and ST in separate reviews elsewhere in this blog.
Interior Changes & 2017 Ford Focus Exterior Hatchback Review
The S’s list of standard amenities includes power front windows, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, 15-inch steel wheels, a 4.2-inch central display, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, integrated blind-spot mirrors, a four-speaker sound system, dual USB ports, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, power mirrors and locks, a cloth upholstery, and Ford’s MyKey.
Stepping up to the SE trim gets you cruise control, a trip computer, 16-inch alloy wheels, a removable package tray, a steering wheel-mounted auxiliary controls, additional front headrests, body-color exterior mirrors, rear air vents, a rear spoiler, and automatic headlights.
Standalone options available for the above trim includes rear parking sensors, rear disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, a multicolor ambient interior lighting, foglights, foglights, LED running lights, satellite and HD radio, black exterior trim, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and a rear center armrest.
The SE further adds rear discs, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, a sport body kit, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, dual USB ports, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, automatic dual-zone climate control, foglights, a 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite and HD radio, remote start, a sunroof, keyless-entry pad, steering-mounted paddle shifters, the Sync 3 infotainment system, and a sport body kit.
Springing for the Titanium trim gets you keyless entry and ignition, remote start, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, hill-start assist, a rear spoiler, and a navigation system.
Wheelbase: 104.3 in
Length: 171.6 in
Width: 71.8 in
Passenger volume: 93 cu ft
Cargo volume: 24 cu ft
Curb weight: 2960 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,9 sec
MPG: 26/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black and Tectonic Metallic
Towing Capacity: N/A
Engine Specs – 2017 Ford Focus
Under the hood of the S and SE trims is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 160 hp and 146 lbs. ft. of torque. A time of 9 seconds is what you require to get from naught to 60 mph with the available automatic transmission, and 8.3 seconds with the manual.
There is also the three-cylinder turbocharged 1.0L engine that is offered as an option. The power generated – 123 hp and 148 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the front wheels via the six-speed manual/automatic transmission system. With the manual, expect 29/40/33 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Finally, the 2017 Ford Focus Electric comes with an electric drive motor rated at 143 hp and which draws power from a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack. With this combo, you require 9.6 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph.
Price & 2017 Ford Focus Release Date
Its date of release should be expected in July 2017. As for its price, expect a base MSRP of $17,225 for the Focus Sedan, $19,015 for the Focus Hatchback, and $29,170 for the Focus Electric. The Focus RS Price is estimated at $35,730.
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