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Key specs of the base trim
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- Attractive styling
- Fuel economy
- Advanced electronic safety systems
- Tight interior space
- Options get pricey
- Visibility not the greatest
- Automatic transmission preformance
Sedan and four-door hatchback
Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions
Turbo three-cylinder engine option
New Sync 3 multimedia system
Automatic transmission available with three-cylinder
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What Is the 2016 Ford Focus?
The 2016 Ford Focus is a compact sedan that competes with cars like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Cruze. It comes in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. Also available are the Ford Focus ST, Focus RS and Focus Electric - all covered separately on Cars.com.
What's New on the 2016 Ford Focus?
Ford added its Sync 3 multimedia system to the Focus for 2016, keeping its tech up to date with Ford's other vehicles. The 2016 Ford Focus also comes with new paint and wheel combinations for those looking to customize their compact car. An automatic transmission is now available with the Focus' optional 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.
How Does the 2016 Ford Focus Compare to Other Compact Sedans?
The Ford Focus starts at a slightly lower price than the Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic and boasts a more refined powertrain that many of its compact sedan competitors. The Focus has better interior design than the best-selling Corolla and Civic, but its cramped interior is uncomfortable for some drivers.
What Features in the 2016 Ford Focus Are Most Important?
The Focus' standard engine is a 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Other engine options include a 159-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 123-hp, 1.0-liter three-cylinder. Six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are available on some trim levels.
The Focus comes standard with 15-inch wheels and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, as well as air conditioning, remote keyless entry, and a split-folding rear seat. Front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system (required in all new cars) are standard, as are side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and a knee airbag.
Available safety features include fog lamps and a reverse sensing system. Available tech includes Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, navigation, cruise control and automatic temperature control. In the cabin, drivers can opt for heated front seats, a power driver's seat, leather upholstery and a power moonroof. On the outside, drivers can add available 16-, 17- or 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors and a rear spoiler.
Should I Buy the 2016 Ford Focus?
The 2016 Ford Focus handles well, gets great gas mileage and boasts advanced electronic safety systems. The tight interior space is noticeable, however, and outward visibility isn't great, either. Those who opt for the automatic transmission may be disappointed by less-than-stellar performance. Moving up trim levels of the 2016 Focus can get pricey, and the features those trims bring don't always justify the bigger price tag.
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This car meets all my standards & beats my expectations. I've never owned a car with as many bells & whistles as my 2016 Ford Focus. I have a family of 5 and I thought at first it might be to small bc ... Read full review
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i love my new ford focus. i bought a 2016 with 35,000 miles on it and it is the safest and most reliable car ive ever driven. im very satisfied. Read full review
The 2016 Ford Focus currently has 3 recalls
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