2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS RS Base 4dr
  • MSRP$35,900 Invoice$34,285
    • 19 City
    • 25 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower350 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,575 $1,076 $827 $677 $578 $507

2016 Ford Focus Buyer's Guide

For all of you die-hard North American Ford Focus fans out there, we are pleased to inform you your prayers have been answered. Your letters (OK, emails, Facebook posts, and Tweets) to Ford’s HQ have been heeded. The wait is over, and now the big daddy, top dog, hottest of the hot hatchbacks Ford Focus RS has finally come screaming across the Atlantic to be found (okay, probably more like ordered) in a Ford showroom near you. Let the lines begin. Yes, Focus ST is an admirable ride—and still offered—but the 2016 Ford Focus RS is on an entirely different plane. The new pinnacle of the Focus lineup, the Focus RS is actually challenging our ability to generate hyperbole. It’s really that good.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Ford Focus S
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • SYNC infotainment interface
  • Rearview camera
2016 Ford Focus SE
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Upgraded stereo system
  • Trip computer
2016 Ford Focus ST
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Limited-slip differential
  • Foglights
  • Sport body kit
2016 Ford Focus Titanium
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power driver's seat
  • Heated seats
  • Dual automatic climate control
2016 Ford Focus Electric
  • HID headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Heated seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition
2016 Ford Focus RS
  • 19-inch premium painted alloy wheels
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine
  • RS body kit

What makes it move?

Power comes from a 350-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, which is capable of generating 350 ft-lbs of torque. If you were still on the fence about Ford’s EcoBoost engines, this one will push you right over into the “loving it!” category. The rest of the powertrain is offered in but one configuration; a six-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive. Oh, for civility’s sake, the driveline does incorporate hill-start assist. An automatic stop/start system is also fitted, in a respectful nod to fuel economy.

Why buy the 2016 Ford Focus?

Focus ST is already one of the best handling cars in its class, just imagining the platform with all wheel drive is a salivation-inducing experience. Plus, 350 horsepower in a car this small all but guarantees absolutely stellar performance potential—we’re talking supercar levels of acceleration. Ford has also fitted the Focus RS with selectable drive modes, so you’ll putter around town with ease and in comfort in the “normal” mode. In the “sport” mode, you’ll dial up a stiffer suspension setting as well as a more aggressive steering calibration, engine note, throttle response, and stability control settings for track days and back road ballets. Meanwhile, while the torque vectoring all-wheel drive system will help keep Focus RS glued to your chosen line through the corners.

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