2016 Ford Focus RS

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$35,900

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2016 Ford Focus RS
2016 Ford Focus RS

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2016 Ford Focus RS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The onetime top-selling car in the world will also now be among the fastest. The first U.S. offering of the Ford Focus RS arrives with a vengeance — boasting a 4.7-second zero-to-62-mph sprint and top speed of 165 mph. Those specs come courtesy of the performance-oriented RS’ 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which cranks out 350 horsepower and as many pounds-feet of torque, channeled through the Ford Performance all-wheel-drive system and unleashed with the help of launch-control technology.

The Focus will be the first RS model to feature launch control, Ford said. “The driver selects launch control from the cluster menu, engages first gear, applies full throttle and releases the clutch,” the automaker explained in a statement. “The system then delivers optimum drive — including distributing torque through the all-wheel-drive system, maintaining maximum torque using the turbo overboost function, managing traction control and setting the dampers.”

A light in the instrument cluster alerts the driver of the best time to upshift, and flashes a warning if the engine hits max rpm. Four driver-selectable modes — Normal, Sport, Track and Drift — elicit different performance responses and exhaust notes for different milieus, from the road to the track.

The RS’ EcoBoost engine is based on the one in the Mustang. The fastest Focus is roughly a second slower to 60 mph than the current fastest-estimated Mustang, the naturally aspirated 2016 Shelby GT350R; then again, it’s also roughly $12,000 cheaper at a starting price of around $37,000.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

3.0

It was a great looking vehicle

This particular went above my expectations fabulous design roomy interior decent gas mileage and overall fun. To drive I would highly. recommend to anyone in the market to buy give this car a look

4.7

The most fun I have ever had driving a car.

The best high performance car I have ever owned. This car has been engineered perfect for performance over all. The next owner will not be disappointed!

5.0

The perfect practical sports car

The perfect “practical” sports car with blistering acceleration, great handling, and lots of carrying capacity. I was amazed at how this car's handling is in the same league as a C7 Corvette Z06 which has much wider tires. The magic is in the advanced AWD system which can focus 70% of the power on either rear wheel which really pulls you through corners as if this car had huge wide tires. Really an accomplishment by Ford. Believe it or not, this car will outperform much more powerful cars at the track because of this AWD system.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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