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Selected Style 5-Door Sportback ES FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,444 $21,345
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
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,108 $18,300
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $19,110 $20,500
5-Door HB SEL 28 38 $19,838 $21,300
4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 38 $20,657 $22,200
5-Door HB Titanium 28 38 $21,112 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,618
$15,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$16,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$275 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 43.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 8.98 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 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) 8.0 x - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.4
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.09 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T145/70D16 Compact
Front 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) 3021 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.52 3.67
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.45
Trans Type 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ford Focus
Body Style 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.93
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - 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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