Spring for the Focus Titanium and you get the contents of the 201A package plus the Cold Weather package minus the heated steering wheel , and the Sony and MyFord Touch packages minus navigation but with expanded Sync functionality as standard. When you eventually get to the bottom then things begin to happen. The seats still feel too short — a common problem in new Fords — and when the numbers are stacked up, the Focus has the tightest interior of the competitive set. The most fuel-efficient Mazda3 is the sedan with a 2. Driving Impressions The 2015 Ford Focus is one of the more entertaining economy cars to drive around turns, particularly if you have the Titanium model with the optional 18-inch wheels and low-profile tires. Has left my stranded before with no warning.
The 201A equipment group a. A backup camera is standard. Has the new model righted those flaws in an otherwise pleasant compact car? Power is sent to the front wheels through a single-speed direct-drive transmission. The car handles properly, and presents very well with an impressive level of refinement. Facilities may access share among them, through a direct connection your vehicle, when diagnosing servicing your vehicle, service or repair, Ford Motor Company. The new three-cylinder turbo EcoBoost engine isn't as powerful as the standard four-cylinder, but its healthy low-rpm torque output that shove you feel at low speeds helps the Focus feels peppy enough in city traffic. I bought the 6 speed manual tranny and bought the car certified pre-owned at under 20000 miles which I highly recommend for the budget conscious shopper.
While in France a couple of years ago, I drove an ultra-light Caterham sports car fitted with an EcoBoost three that was putting out about 130 hp. Its electric motor and direct-drive transmission result in silky-smooth power delivery. Owners of Fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge. In Edmunds performance testing, the Electric went from zero to 60 mph in 9. But the biggest issue with the 1.
The recall began August 3, 2018. At least not at the moment. The hatchback styles offer considerably more overall room than the sedans, but the Focus beats them all in behind-the-seats cargo room. Front and especially rear legroom are tight, with the Focus coming in a stunning 8. As for safety systems, the Focus has some of the most advanced features in its class, with optional items like lane keeping assist, hands-free parallel and perpendicular parking, and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. Dealer replaced several parts but no fix. Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact.
Interestingly, the base Honda Civic, with a 1. Summary Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 1, 2014, to June 12, 2015, Ford Focus vehicles manufactured June 17, 2014, to June 12, 2015, and Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured April 22, 2014, to June 12, 2015. A new center console incorporating adjustable cupholders improves storage capacity. Standard on Focus for the first time, the rearview camera will appear on either a 4. Know your price point all sales are negotiable. But as with all electric cars, actual range will be highly dependent on your driving style and environment.
The Honda Civic feels like a more substantial vehicle than the Corolla, but its quirky interior styling puts some people off. Other smart choices include the stalwart , the value-rich and the sophisticated. Trade: mpg for leg room by kashfortheking on Mar 8, 2019 Vehicle: 2015 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan 2. The brakes are strong and progressive; the steering is direct and has good feedback through a meaty steering wheel, and despite some fairly pronounced body roll through corners, the Ford Focus feels athletic and capable. The debut of the new Focus four-door sedan and the Focus Electric in New York follows the Geneva Motor Show debut in March of the new Focus five-door hatchback and wagon. Though this year's updates have boosted the Focus's already admirable levels of refinement and equipment availability, there are a few other cars in the compact sedan class that are equally worthy of consideration.
The fully independent suspension keeps the rubber in contact with the road, all the while keeping chassis movements to a minimum. The update for 2015 improves on that, but the changes are subtle. What Owners Should Do Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. The five-speed manual transmission works well enough and gives the car a sportier feel, though we wish it had a 6th gear to lower engine speed while cruising at higher speeds. Brian Harper is a veteran journalist with decades of experience who has previously participated in the Targa Newfoundland and Clayton Seams is a newly minted journalist with an ancient and leaky 1969 Chrysler in the garage. The Focus Electric is equipped similarly to the Titanium, although leather upholstery and the power driver seat are optional.
While updates have improved refinement, this transmission is still hesitant in stop-and-go traffic and sometimes transmits drivetrain vibrations through the cabin. Ford put in extra effort at making the Focus Electric quiet, and indeed this is one of the quietest small cars you'll find. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Focus a Top Safety Pick rating, as it scored good out of a possible poor, marginal, acceptable and good in all crash tests except the small overlap front test, in which it scored acceptable. But one point I hope you will agree with me on is that the Focus sits on an excellent chassis. The hatchback model remains the better choice for the practical-minded, as it provides 23. The bum part of driving the Focus EcoBoost is its marshmallow-y throttle response. For now, however, it's paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission, which might be a problem for those who aren't accustomed to dealing with a third pedal.
Inside, the materials and dash layout have been improved, and for those in cold climates, there's now an available heated steering wheel. Manual Description The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of going to print, continuous development, we reserve the right to change specifications, design or equipment any time, retrieval system or translated into any language in any form by any means without our written permission, remote Control - Vehicles With: Keyless. It has some different powertrain options, however, including a full hybrid system and a natural-gas-powered version. Acceleration is impressive at low speeds, but tapers off considerably as speeds rise. Unlike the latter opting to go the fuel efficient route, Honda retained its 1. Should a Focus driver start to drift out of the current lane without a turn signal activated, the lane-keeping system provides a warning through a series of steering wheel vibrations that mimic a rumble strip. Apart from the obvious competitive nature of its segment, the Ford Focus Sedan still has a lot to prove if it hopes toppling its more established rivals.