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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,635 $16,500
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $16,380 $17,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,788
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,200
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$220 / month
$275 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance. With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 31.2 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.1 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 98.0 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x - TBD - 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.0 12.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 36.0
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P185/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2578 2857
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.8 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 112 @ 5000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code 99J NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 6350 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.07 3.82
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.61 3.72
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fiesta Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Twist Beam SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.7 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2011) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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