Terry's Ford Stocks the Third Generation Ford Focus
The Ford Focus has been a respected contender in the compact class since its release over a decade ago, and Terry's Ford of Peotone is pleased to report that this spirited car has only become more refined through successive releases. The current third generation is available in either a hatchback or sedan, and they have features and gas mileages that GM fans applaud.
Come test drive the recent model Ford Focus at our showroom in Peotone at 363 South Harlem Avenue.
Beginning with this model's release in 2000, the Ford Focus was one of the few cars designed to take on Japanese competitors that were dominating the market.
At the time, Ford was only known for making large vehicles at the time and this foray into the compact world garnered Ford much needed respect. The first generation Focus spanned from 2000 - 2004, whereas the second generation lasted from 2004 - 2011.
For the 2012 model year, Ford unleashed both an international and North American model that are the foundation for the current, third generation vehicle. Available in both a hatchback and sedan, the 2012 Focus is available in the trim levels of S, SE, SEL and Titanium. They come equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that are capable of producing 160 hp and 146 lb-feet or torque.
For transmissions, drivers are offered a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic, which, in reality, is closer to a dual-clutch automated manual. On average, the top rating for these engines, depending on which gearbox you have, often registers at 37 mpg on the highway. Opting for the Special Fuel Economy package on select models can push the EPA rating up to 40 mpg highway. (There's even a Focus Electric version of the sedan that can get up to 76 miles per full charge!)
Drivers enjoy the features and options available for the different models of this vehicle. The S sedan comes standard with air-conditioning, keyless entry, power locks and front windows, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, and a CD player with auxiliary input for the 4-speaker sound system. Opting for the Winter package adds amenities like heated mirrors and heated front seats, which come in handy during Chicagoland winters.
Visit Terry's Ford of Peoptone today to see the full range of the Ford Focus family in our new and pre-owned inventories. Don't just take our word on the quality of Ford vehicles like the Focus, and then come see for yourself!