Resale: $21,095
Value: Below Average Below Average
MPG: 110 city/99 hwy

2013 Ford Focus Electric

2013 Ford Focus Review

(0 Stars)  Building on its success.

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New For 2013
The long-awaited, enthusiast-oriented Focus ST hatchback, powered by a 252-hp turbo four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual, debuts for 2013. The SEL model has been discontinued, as has the sport package for the SE. The Titanium can now be had with a five-speed manual in addition to the six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Overview
Ford presented an all-new Focus last year, and the public has responded by making it one of the company’s most popular vehicles. Like the smaller Fiesta, the Focus is edgy and sporty, and it is available as a four-door sedan or a four-door hatchback. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 160 hp and 146 lb-ft powers S, SE, and Titanium models. A five-speed manual transmission is available only on the uplevel Titanium, meaning that the six-speed dual-clutch automatic will be the most popular choice. The Focus handles well, with little body roll and crisp turn-in, especially when equipped with the sport package (on Titanium models). True enthusiasts will rejoice to learn that the Focus ST hatchback is now available. The high-performance ST has a 252-hp turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, and a stability control system that has a sport mode for tail-out antics. All Focuses have seats that are uncommonly comfortable and a cabin that features a well-designed center stack and lots of available amenities, such as a rearview camera and Wi-Fi capability. The SFE (Super Fuel Economy) Package gets the Focus 40 mpg in highway driving. Speaking of fuel economy, an electric Focus recently debuted. It costs a rather pricey $39,995, although it is eligible for a federal tax credit.

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2013 Focus Electric Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Electric fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 110 MPG city, 99 MPG highway, 105 MPG combined and 76 mi. range
Power (SAE): 143 hp and 181 ft lb of torque

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'13 Ford Electric Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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