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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
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
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 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
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 -
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
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA
Engine Type Electric
Fuel System NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code - TBD -
Displacement NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ - TBD -
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
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
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric
Body Style Hatchback
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA
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