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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
The interface [SYNC] is achingly simple
the control relationships are good
Car and Driver
The 2008 Ford Focus makes up for its unappealing styling with a feature-rich interior that offers one of the most advanced entertainment and communication systems available.
The 2008 Ford Focus is available in three trim levels, according to Edmunds: the S, the SE, and the SES. While the base S model includes "air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, center console, split folding rear seat, AM/FM/CD/MP3 player, digital-media player connection, tachometer, rear defogger [and] intermittent wipers," the SE adds "power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote entry system [and] floormats" to the Ford Focus 2008, reports ConsumerGuide. The SES adds even more convenience to the Ford Focus with "leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls, cruise control, wireless cell phone link, voice recognition, iPod adapter [and a] automatic day/night rearview mirror." MyRide.com notes the SES trim level includes a "moonroof, alarm, anti-lock brakes, traction control, ambient interior lighting and Sirius satellite radio."
MyRide.com praises the new system put into place in the Ford Focus 2008 by both Microsoft Auto and Ford. This system is called SYNC, and it "brings wide-ranging compatibility and voice recognition to the table." In fact, "voice recognition can find any song, artist or playlist on any music device connected to the USB2 input; you can even put songs on a simple $10 USB 'thumb drive' and have all of SYNC's functionality."
Additional option packages for the Focus include the Deluxe package and the Driver's group package, says ConsumerGuide. The Deluxe package includes "heated power mirrors, unique interior and exterior trim, fog lights, chrome exhaust tip, sport suspension, [and] 205/50R16 tires."
The 2008 Ford Focus sports the latest in music and cell phone gadgets, along with other useful features.