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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 $17,809 $18,595
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
4-Door Sedan S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
4-Door Sedan Titanium 26 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB Titanium 26 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$15,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,595
$16,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$280 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 33.2
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
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 12.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 36
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 590
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 3.82
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.72
Trans Order Code NA 44Z
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.59 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.03
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ford Focus
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 5.9
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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