2012 Ford Focus

2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Road Test

There's no question the compact car class is one of the competitive segments right now. With new entries such as the Dodge Dart and Hyundai Elantra. Ford recently launched an all-new Focus to compete against the stiff competition, but how does it stack up? That's the question we aim to answer in...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Ford Beefs Up Production By Cutting Down On Summer Break

The U.S. auto market is booming. As of April 30, automakers had sold more than 4.6 million vehicles -- a 10.3% increase over the previous year. Like many car companies, Ford is working overtime to keep pace with demand. Ford's sales are running nearly 5% above 2011, fueled largely by the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
2012 Ford Focus Recalled For Windshield Wiper Problem

Ford is recalling over 140,000 Focus vehicles from the 2012 model year. The recall stems from a problem that could affect the functionality of one of the car's windshield wipers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw in the Focus has been traced...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2012 model year Ford Focus compact cars over potentially faulty windshield wipers. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential units at 140,310. Affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Michigan...Read More»

Ford's Drive One 4 UR School program
Ford & Its Dealers Aim To Raise $1 Million For High Schools

Automotive advertising is big business -- in fact, no one burns through quite as many marketing dollars as car companies do. Add on the amounts spent by individual dealerships, and you're looking at a whole lot of dough. Some of those campaigns are laughable. Others are admittedly a little...Read More»

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Compact Sedans: Five Under $20,000

As a follow-up to 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, today we’re comparing what buyers get for the money in the base model of five main compact sedan competitors: Kia Forte, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. By way of comparison, it’s first instructive...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck Of The Year: The Finalists

The 2012 North American Car of the Year awards are due to be announced at next month's 2012 Detroit auto show, but the finalists are now decided--and have been announced at a press conference in Detroit. The finalists for the North American Car of the Year are: Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra VW Passat...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus, Toyota Prius Win Best Car To Buy Awards

Family car buyers looking for an attractive, fuel-efficient and comfortable vehicle have three clear winners from the three vehicles just named Best Car To Buy from TheCarConnection and GreenCarReports: the 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid...Read More»

Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S)
Best Car To Buy Awards, 2013 Toyota GT 86, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Best Car To Buy 2012 winners are announced and we review the 2012 Nissan Leaf. Toyota finally shows off the production GT 86 and Maybach is getting the axe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Ford Focus has been named The Car...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012

After driving thousands of miles in more than 200 new vehicles in the past year, and rating each one independently, High Gear Media's editors have chosen a winner. TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 is the 2012 Ford Focus. Each year, our team rates each new vehicle we review based on styling...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: TL, Verano, Sonic, 500, Focus

As we get ready to announce the winner of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, we're faced with a big task: narrowing down the field of 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs. It's not easy, since this year's contenders run in packs, with plenty of sedans and utility vehicles, but not as...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Family Cars With Self-Parking Technology

Remember back in driver’s ed, or when getting ready for your driving test at the DMV, when parallel parking was a tad tricky? Some drivers, even after navigating their cars for years, still have a difficult time parking, especially in tight situations. But several automakers offer...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Plummets In Consumer Reports Survey

Automakers keep a close eye on reliability surveys, and the results from Consumer Reports’ 2011 Annual Car Reliability Survey is disappointing, at best, for Ford Motor Company. Releasing its findings today, the publication said that Ford slipped 10 places, from 10th place last year to 20th...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 3.0T
Motor Press Guild Announces Vehicle Of The Year Finalists

The Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, and it’s membership includes some of the best known names in automotive print and broadcast journalism. While other media associations have awarded “Car of the Year” trophies for decades, the...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Ponies Up For Free Zipcars For Students

Going to college is tough on the wallet, no doubt about that. Getting around campus and environs with a Zipcar can be an economical alternative to owning your son or daughter owning their own car. With the new Ford “Students with Drive” grant program just announced, university students...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Five Vehicles You Can Safely Substitute For A Station Wagon

Looking for the perfect family vehicle that’s not a station wagon, not a full-size SUV, minivan or sedan? We’ve got five to consider, including three hatchbacks and two small crossovers. What they’ve all got in common is versatility, plenty of room for passengers and cargo, and a...Read More»

Zipcar will add the 2012 Ford Focus to its college car-sharing locations
Ford Promotes Its Cars To College Students With Zipcar Deal

It’s no secret that Ford is pulling out all the stops in an effort to entice younger buyers into its new products with test-drive promotions, including social media such as Facebook. Now, in a two-year agreement with Zipcar, Ford will be the largest single provider of vehicles to more than...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Test Drive A 2012 Ford Focus And Share On Facebook

Ride and drives are nothing new, but integrating Facebook and lasers brings the concept to a whole new level. Later this month Ford will launch its "Start More Than A Car. Get More Than A Test Drive" event. After a kick-off in Chicago on August 22, the marketing event goes on to 21 cities...Read More»

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