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»

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»

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»

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 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»

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»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Sales Dashed By Component Problem: Report

By all accounts, the 2012 Ford Focus is a sales success. Just a few months after the car’s launch, it’s become the best-selling passenger car in Ford’s lineup, and inventory is often sold before it hits the dealer’s showroom. Still, Chevy sold 3,500 more units of its rival...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
May Car Sales A Mixed Bag: Toyota, GM Down; Ford Even; Chrysler Up

New-vehicle sales for May are rolling in today, and the overall numbers are mixed as automakers absorb the double whammy of fewer cars to sell, and lower incentives cutting into demand. Reuters estimates the annualized rate for sales in May will check in around 12.6 million units, a strong increase...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid
IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for more than a dozen small cars and found that, thankfully, automakers have made significant progress in small-car...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Higher Prices, Fewer Choices For New Car Buyers Coming

There’s bad news on the horizon for new car buyers: demand is up and supply is down, so automakers are reducing incentives used to move new car inventory. It's most stark in small cars. Increasing fuel prices have caused a surge in demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, and...Read More»

money
TCC's Top Rated Vehicles Under $20k

Interested in getting the best vehicle for well below today's new-vehicle average of about $28k? If so, you'll need to do some smart shopping; and that early stage of car shopping can be exciting yet a little overwhelming if you simply Google reviews for a model. As you pore over specs, features...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Study: For Shoppers, Vehicle Cost Matters More Than The Environment

One of the hard realities of considering some of the greenest advance-technology vehicles like hybrids or electric cars is that they almost always come with higher price tags. And, as J.D. Power and Associates found in its 2011 Green Automotive Study, now that worries about hybrid performance and...Read More»

Focus Doug
Ford's Focus Doug: Like Charlie Sheen, Only Orange, And A Puppet

No human celebrity on earth would dare follow sensei Charlie Sheen's totally amazeballs assault on social media, hoping to come out huger and finish....higher. This week, one puppet is giving it a cold, calculating, point-perfect try. Meet Focus Doug. He's the orange puppet that Ford wants us all...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus Video: MyFord Touch And (A Few Of) Its 10,000 Words

The Ford Sync system is now installed in about 70 percent of U.S. Ford models, in a total of 2.5 million vehicles. With voice-command-based, hands-free access to cellphones and media players, via Bluetooth and USB, Sync arguably helps keep your eyes on the road by replacing button-pushing with...Read More»

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