2017 Ford Focus Review

Though it may be a compact vehicle, the 2017 Ford Focus is big in power, safety, and interior comforts. In this review, our team at Richmond Ford Lincoln will closely examine the specifications of the Ford Focus, delivering our customers in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas the information that means the most to them. If by the end you're eager to learn more, we'll be here to help.

So, just what are the features that set the 2017 Ford Focus apart from the competition? 

Ford Focus Performance and Power

Though the body may be small, the engine in the 2017 Ford Focus was designed to deliver ample amounts of power, and to do so efficiently. With the 2.0L Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) 4-cylinder, the Focus can achieve up to 34 MPG highway and 25 MPG city.1 This mileage is due in large part to the design of Ford's signature VCT engine, which can reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency at a much higher rate than a fixed camshaft engine. A direct injection fuel system further optimizes this efficiency.

Generate up to 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque when cruising in your Focus, and put other compact cars to shame. With Torque Vectoring Control, you can maintain control of your vehicle even when reaching top speeds. Easily shift through the available 6-speed PowerShift automatic transmission, which can improve fuel economy by as much as 10 percent when compared to the traditional automatic transmission. 

2017 Ford Focus Safety

With a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you can rest assured your 2017 Ford Focus will keep you protected. Several structural features bolster this rating, like the front and rear ventilated disc brakes that offer drivers enhanced stopping power. First and second row side curtain airbags work with a traditional airbag network to create an improved Safety Canopy® System that'll deflect impacts away from passengers.

Added technologies help drivers maintain control, no matter what kind of surface they may be driving on. AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control with Anti-Lock Braking System detects wheel slip and sway, and will adjust traction accordingly. Paired with Electronic Power Steering, your Focus can stay on course even when the road is rough. 

Ford Focus Interior

With 90 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2017 Ford Focus is far from cramped. Passengers can stretch out with 43.1 inches of front and 33.2 inches of rear leg space, and an added 38.3 inches of front and 38 inches of rear headroom.

Technology adds style and comfort to the Focus. Ford's SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication and Entertainment System can be controlled by voice alone, so that drivers have no need to take their hands off the wheel. Passengers can charge their phones or plug other USB capable devices into the two smart charging USB ports. Or they can plug their MP3 player into the 4-speaker audio system to make their ride all the more enjoyable. 


Test Drive the 2017 Ford Focus Inventory

We hope that after reading this review, you understand that the title of compact vehicle doesn't limit a car in power or capability, especially not in the case of the 2017 Ford Focus. Your next step now is to schedule a test drive. If you live in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, or Ashland area, you can contact Richmond Ford Lincoln for more information. Schedule a test drive today


1. EPA-estimated city/highway MPG for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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