2011 Ford Focus Review
The 2011 Ford Focus does not promise to give a fresh look as it does involve major changes. Though the 2008 model of Ford Focus involved a lot of changes but the interior design seems to have been outdated. The electric version of the Ford will be released in North America by the mid of 2010 and it has already created excitement among the crowd because of its fuel saving efficiency. The regular Focus is expected to be launched by the Fall 2010 which will include only a minor enhancement of interior features over the last year’s model and perhaps a little more space in the car’s interior. For specifications read below
Specifications of Ford focus 2011
The specifications of the 2011 Ford Focus include:
Pricing: The 2011 Ford is rated at an MSRP of $16300.
Engine: It has a 2 liter engine consisting of four cylinders capable of generating a horsepower of 140.
Transmission: It has a standard five speed manual transmission and the four speed automatic transmission is optional.
Fuel Economy: As per the Environmental Protection Agency, the estimated fuel economy for the car is rated at 24 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on highway.
Acceleration: The 2011 Ford is capable of racing from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 9.7 seconds.
Car Safety Features: The 2010 Ford Focus has received a mixed result as far as the crash tests for standard safety features are concerned. The features include 6 airbags consisting of side curtain airbags and side impact airbags.
Warranty: The standard warrant for the Ford comes for 3 years or 36000 miles.
But the overall rating of Cost of Ownership for 5 years for the 2010 Ford Focus is poor.
The 2011 model of Ford Focus is available in four different levels of trim, S, SE, SEL and SES either as sedan or coupe. The exterior features vary from level to level. The S trim exterior has steel wheels of 15 inches while the SE has alloys of 15 inches. The SEL is featured with chrome exterior accents, heated side mirrors, sportier suspension and alloy wheels of 16 inches while the SES is also featured with front fascia and wheels of 17 inches having a spoiler along with the features of SEL.
The ambient lighting in the interiors of the 2011 model Ford Focus adds a high tech and cool look to the cabin. It is though very unfortunate to have cheap material being used for making the gauges and the knobs. Long drives around the town are made comfortable with the high levels of focus. It provides enough capacity for the luggage by pulling up the split seats. The Sync system of the Ford is voice-activated and is very handy in navigation and controlling other electronic devices such as iPods and mobile phones.
The major competitors for the 2011 Ford Focus are the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, Kia Forte and the Volkswagen Golf. All the four competitors have comparable performance as the Ford and offer higher interior quality.
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