2016 Ford Focus | Full Review

by Jessica Alger on December 26, 2015

2016 Ford Focus Exterior Front End

Nearly twenty years after its introduction, the Ford Focus continues to impress the automotive buying public, providing a compact and convenient vehicle with a sporty take. It is economic and budget-minded, but still packed with plenty of features and enjoyable driving characteristics. There are plenty of trims to choose from as well for the 2016 Ford Focus: S Sedan, SE Hatch, SE Sedan, Titanium Hatch, Titanium Sedan, ST, Electric, and RS.

Versatility with Plenty of Features on Tap

Whether you are looking at the hatchback or sedan model, the 2016 Ford Focus starts out the same at the front, with the hexagonal grille and raked hood that have become as much a part of Ford’s design language as the blue oval badge. It is a sporty look that translates well to both body styles. There are plenty of ways to personalize a Focus as well. Wheels range from 15-inch steel wheels, to 17-inch sparkle-nickel painted aluminium wheels, up to 18-inch premium painted aluminium wheels. A rear spoiler is available on the hatchback model, while a sunroof is optional on the SE trim level and above.

Seating for five inside the high-quality interior of the 2016 Ford Focus features handsome soft-touch surfaces and cloth upholstery being the standard surroundings in the cabin. Leather is available as part of the SE Luxury package, and is standard on models with the Titanium trim. For storage, there is 373.8 liters of cargo space in the trunk of the sedan, while the hatch boasts 672.9 liters with the second row up or 1267.7 liters with the second row stowed. A number of sound system options are available, ranging from the four-speaker system with CD player and USB port up to the premium 10-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio. A navigation system is also offered, available on both the SE and Titanium trim levels – it is accompanied by an 8-inch touchscreen for display and control. To help the Focus be comfortable in the winter, the Cold Weather package is a great addition with heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The heated mirrors and front seats are also standard on the Titanium trim, although the heated steering wheel is optional.

Plenty of Power options to Choose From

With an array of engines and five different transmissions to choose from, finding the right powertrain for a driving style is a breeze. Choose from a 5- or 6-speed manual, a 6-speed PowerShift automatic, a 6-speed Powershift with SelectShift auto-manual, or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

2016 Ford Focus Engines

2.0L I-4 GDI Ti-VCT TBD
1.0L GTDI TBD
2.0L GTDI EcoBoost® I-4 252 horsepower with 270 lb-ft of torque
1.0L EcoBoost® TBD
107kW permanent magnet electric traction motor 143 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque

2016 Ford Focus Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km City Highway
2.0L I-4 GDI Ti-VCT TBD TBD
1.0L GTDI TBD TBD
2.0L GTDI EcoBoost® I-4 TBD TBD
1.0L EcoBoost® TBD TBD
107kW permanent magnet electric traction motor TBD TBD


Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

2016 Ford Focus Interior Dashboard

Awards

The 2016 Ford Focus is just the most recent of an award-winning line of models:

  1. 2013 Car and Driver Magazine Ten Best List
  2. 2013 Automotive All-Star from Automobile Magazine
  3. 2005 Ideal Vehicle Award Winner from AutoPacific

Safety Features

The 2016 Ford Focus features some of the latest available safety technology from Ford:

  • Front, front side, and driver knee airbags
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Stability control
  • Ford Sync system with automatic emergency crash notification
  • Rearview camera standard on all trims
  • Optional blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-departure warning system on Titanium

Warranty

Ford backs the 2016 Ford Focus with numerous warranties.

  • Basic warranty: 3 years/60,000 km
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Rust-through Body Sheet Metal Coverage: 5 years/Unlimited Distance

Some conditions apply. See your local Ford Dealer for full details.

2016 Ford Focus Exterior Rear End

Compact and versatile, sporty yet sensible, the Focus has become one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. The 2016 Ford Focus offers even more reasons to find out what has made this car so popular. Get behind the wheel of a great Ford model!

Jessica Alger
Content Manager
amazonautonation.com

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