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Aired: 1/05/2012

Are you in the market for a spacious, comfortable, and economic car? Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes the 2012 Ford Focus SE for a test drive.

The 2012 Ford Focus is now eleven years old. Ford has completely redesigned the Focus to be edgy and sporty. Let’s take a closer look. Learn about Ford models from the best car experts.

Make/Model — 2012 Ford Focus SE
MPG — 28 city/38 hwy. mpg.
Engine – 2.0L 4-cyl. engine
Price — starts at $17,400

Standard Features:
•iPod input
•Side/Curtain Airbags
•Stability Control
•Traction Control
•Navigation System (Optional)
•Satellite radio (Optional)

This car model is available in four trim levels — S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Ford has redesigned the Focus for the 2012 model year. The new Focus is available as a sedan or hatchback, both 5-passenger vehicles.

All models receive a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, torque vectoring control, and airbags with adaptive venting technology that reduces pressure for smaller occupants.

The 2012 Focus includes two other great features: MyFord and MyKey. MyFord integrates entertainment, navigation, and communication into a touch screen console. MyKey is a safety feature that restricts vehicle speed and stereo volume for teen drivers.

Competes with:
•Chevrolet Cruze
•Volkswagon Jetta
•Hyundai Elantra
•KIA Optima
•Mazda 3
•Subaru Impreza
•Honda Civic

•Nimble handling;
•Refined ride;
•Stylish Europen design
•Well-made soft touch interior;
•Peppy engine;
•Abundant list of upscale and high-tech options

•Cheap interior plastics
•Excessive wind noise
•Slow throttle response

The 2012 Ford Focus SE has excellent fuel economy, a great European look, and tight handling, all at a solid value.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

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