Compact car market is receiving more and more new vehicles and among those is the 2014 Ford Focus. We were able to see significant improvements and upgrades for vehicles that come to this segment and it is getting harder for buyers to decide which one to buy.
The 2014 Ford Focus is offered in four door sedan and five door hatchback version plus on top of that we are getting ST performance model so this is a pretty filled up lineup. Main competition that we were able to see will be the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Nissan Sentra, Mazda 3, Dodge Dart and similar.
2014 Ford Focus Review
New, 2014 model comes with only few slight changes. Those include availability of the rear spoiler while in the interior we are getting shift knob and steering wheel in a leather wrap. Also new Sport Appearance Package for SE trim comes with sport cloth seat.
Under the hood we have interesting choice with electric version of this vehicle. It brings 107 kW or 143 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque electric motor that is supplied from 23 kWh Li-Ion battery pack and offers 76 miles of range and 105 MPG3 combined rating from EPA. Standard powertrain includes 2.0 liter direct injection inline four cylinder gasoline unit that brings 160 hp at 6500 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 4450 rpm. Fuel economy goes from 26 to 28 mpg in city drive condition and 36 to 40 mpg in highway drive conditions depending on the trim level and transmission.
When it comes to price of this vehicle it starts from $ 17.000 for the 2014 Ford Focus S model. SE Sedan is priced at $ 19.000 and SE hatchback at $ 20.000 while Titanium version of sedan and hatchback cost $ 24.000 and $ 25.000 respectively. When you add most options price goes easily over $ 27.000 and this might be price that more buyers is willing to pay for some other vehicle.
Price Of 2014 Focus
For the 2014 Ford Focus electric model you will need to pay $ 40.000 before incentives and tax credits from government. Simply, if you want to go green you will need to bring a lot green paper for it.But have in mind that in this case you will need a lot less money for fuel/electricity and that the maintenance costs are significantly lower. The zero tailpipe emission and no CO2 emissions can further pushed to the next level with installation of solar panels and similar technology to your home where you will be able to recharge your vehicle for free.
One of the major advantages of the 2014 Ford Focus is the pretty good handling that is offered thankfully to the European tuned suspension. It brings quick response and confidence when attacking curves. If you choose 18 inch wheels and 40 series tires it will bring firmer ride but it will be even more responsive.
Interior of the 2014 Ford Focus offers pretty good feel and it is comparable with vehicle of even higher class. This is one of the segments where we can notice significant improvements of vehicles in this market segment. With 8 inch touch screen you will be able to control all systems in vehicle. There is enough space for five passengers and their luggage.