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Selected Style 2-Door HB
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 19 27 $32,631 $33,990
4-Door HB 19 27 $33,207 $34,590
2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,071 $35,490
4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,647 $36,090
5-Door HB
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,631
$36,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,990
$39,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$653 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 19 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 41.7 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 33.2
Front Head Room (in) 51.2 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 90.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 165.8 172.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 14.8 14.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.0 44.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.9 11.0 x - TBD -
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) 13.6 x 1.2 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/40R18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size 225/40R18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3325 3640
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 NA
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 256 @ 6000 143 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Electric
Fuel System Direct Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 2400 - 5200 181 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 99
Battery Range (mi) - - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 110
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 105
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 NA
Trans Order Code NA 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.24/3.27 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf R Ford Focus Electric
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA 1.00
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 NA
 
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