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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
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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
EPA Classification Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 172.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.2
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 44.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA
Engine
Displacement NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Electric
Fuel System NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code - TBD -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA
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
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Order Code 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric
Body Style Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA
 
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