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2012 Ford Focus Review and Price

Latest update – Starting from the year 2012 model, Ford will be uniting the International and the North American models of the Ford Focus. The combined Unit will be called MK3.  It is also referred to as Ford Focus MK3. More details are awaited.

The information below is based upon the previous year models and has been extrapolated for the 2012 model of the ford Focus.

About 2012 Ford Focus

The 2012 Ford Focus is expecting to release in American showrooms in the sometimes in the first half of the 2011. Thus, consumers have a lot of time to spend evaluating and closely reviewing this vehicle and what features it has to offer.

Readers are encouraged to post their expectation, information about this vehicle.  Here are some common question about this vehicle.

Q. Who are the competitors of the 2012 Ford Focus ?

A.  The main competitors of the 2012 Ford Focus are the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and volkswagon Jetta. While corolla has been on decline, Honda has been the major gainer out if its decline with Ford Focus also gaining some share of it.

Q. Any information about the 2012 Ford Focus release date.

A. The release date for the 2012 Ford Focus will be announced by the Ford sometimes in early 2011. It is expected that the release date of the 2012 Ford Focus will be in the first half of 2011.

Q. Any comment on the styling of the 2012 Ford Focus ?

A. The changes in style for the 2012 Ford Focus are expected to be minimal . Follow this up in the comment section at the end of this article from the users and other car experts.

Q. How about the engines ?

A. The 2012 Ford Focus set for release in the US will come equipped with the 2.0-liter engine that is expected to deliver maximum of 155 horsepower and built with six-speed manual transmission. Ford expects to reduce fuel consumption with the 2012 model.
Q. . So what are its fuel economy ?

A. Although no specific details have been release about 2011 Ford Focus’s fuel economy rating yet, it has been estimated at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

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Pro’s of 2012 Ford Focus

*A comfortable riding experience;

*The dashboard is equipped with several gadgets;

*Addition of the PowerShift system could improve fuel economy;

*The pricing for 2012 Ford Focus is quite impressive comparable to Honda Civic and Toyota.

Con’s of 2012 Ford Focus

*People mindset still has the image that the Ford Focus need improvement in quality .

Pricing Details

Ford has not provided specific details on the pricing information for the 2012 Ford Focus yet. However, critics have their own estimates as to what the actual pricing might look like. The starting price for the base model should start at $16,000. There are additional fees that go with every feature that you decide to incorporate into the final model design. For instance, adding automatic transmission into the vehicle could cost you $900 more. The Luxury  models are expected to go a bit higher in price range, which is somewhere between $17,000 and $22,000 in price range. Finally, the top range versions are expected to be around $25,000 or more.

The Bottom Line

The 2012 Ford Focus is a good choice if you plan to drive it for 3 to 4 years. But it does not simply impress in terms of style, it has got all the useful functionalities you have come to expect from the manufacturer and that is certainly worth considering and investing your money on. You may want to consider Honda Civic or the Toyota Corolla.

  1. June 24th, 2010 at 22:06 | #1

    2012 Ford Focus is a bit far away. I would like to focus on the 2011 Ford Focus for now 🙂

  2. wd40oz
    January 1st, 2011 at 11:43 | #2

    Does not impress??? Take your lips off those japanese tailPIPES. There hasn’t been this much excitement about a car in a long time. 40 MPG with style and a proven powerplant? It beats the Mazda3 by over 15mpg and that style is way outdated. Get a clue tool!

  3. Lowell
    March 1st, 2011 at 13:55 | #3

    Why is it we are forced to take low profile 16 and 17 inch wheels/tires as we bump up to various trim levels? That is the biggest turn-off for me with the new Ford Focus as well as other models. Low profile tires are not suited to weather conditions and bad roads here in the northeast (Buffalo, New York). Also, why do we have to buy “packages” or move up to higher trim levels to get certain options? Fog lights and heated mirrors should be available as stand-alone options on ANY trim level as a matter of safety.