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Selected Style 5-Door HB 5-Door HB (SE)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,127
$30,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,200
$32,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$533 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 49 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.7 93.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 176.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 44.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.5 21.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 10.6
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System NA - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ - TBD - - TBD -
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement NA 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ - TBD - 134 combined
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 50
Battery Range (mi) - TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 110 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 105 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 51
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code 44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Electric Toyota Prius Plug-In
Body Style Hatchback 5 Door Liftback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.00 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA - 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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