The 2013 Ford Focus is a compact car that stands out in the crowd, plus offers vast options and technology. Let’s take a closer look.

Model — 2013 Ford Focus
The naturally aspirated motor is rated at either 27/38 mpg or 28/40 with the SFE package, and has 160 horsepower. The Turbo ST has 252hp.
Price — Starts at $16,200

Debuting more than a decade ago, the original Ford Focus was known for performance, value and versatility. Completely redesigned last year, the 2013 Ford Focus has changed some of its trim levels. The Focus Electric is offered for those who want a green choice. For the performance-minded, the high-performance Focus ST version is fun to drive and still offers good fuel economy and is a dynamic player in the super-competitive compact segment.

The Focus offers loads of premium touches that increasingly build through S, SE and Titanium trim grades and is available as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback.

Inside the car, the cabin looks and feels like a more expensive car, reinforcing that premium design and loads of soft-touch surfaces and comfortable seating.

Ford’s SYNC infotainment and telematics package is user-friendly and offers voice-command system and includes a premium 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD Radio, media hub, in-car Wi-Fi access and more.

Even the base Focus sedan boasts an impressive complement of power assists; air conditioning; tilt/telescoping steering column; keyless remote entry; AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio; front, front-side and side-curtain airbags. The SE trim adds SYNC with MyFord Driver Connect; cruise control; folding rear seat, 4-wheel disc brakes, programmable MyKey and 16-inch tires on alloy wheels. The Titanium trim level adds on leather upholstery, push-button starting, 10-speaker Sony HD sound system and 17-inch wheels.

Competes with:
• Chevrolet Cruze
• Honda Civic
• Hyundai Elantra
• Mazda 3
• Dodge Dart
• Kia Forte
• Nissan Sentra
• Toyota Corolla

The 2013 Ford Focus stands as one of the top choices in an increasingly competitive segment. It’s well-rounded and well-built with good 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. For more information, visit

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable
Aired: 4/18/2013

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