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Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,127
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,200
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is fun to drive, matches the Nissan Leaf for range and efficiency, and looks just like a "regular" car, which may appeal to some buyers. It's available only in very limited markets, however, and its $40,000 price will likely turn off some potential customers. Want a practical electric car for commuting, or as a second car? The 2012 Mitsubishi i is the simply the most affordable and efficient pick.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 -
Passenger Capacity 5 -
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 -
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 -
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 -
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 44.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.5 -
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 -
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 -
Spare Tire Size NA -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material NA -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA -
Engine
Engine Type Electric -
Fuel System NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ - TBD - -
Engine Order Code - TBD - -
Displacement NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ - TBD - -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA -
Battery Range (mi) - TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code 44H -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Type 1 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric -
Body Style Hatchback -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 0.63 -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.00 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
 
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