The 2012 Focus benefits from eye-catching styling and a sharply designed interior dressed up with high-quality materials. It also comes with a new four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The interior design is complex—incorporating a cockpit-like instrument panel arrangement, with a thick center stack, some nice surface sculpting, and vertically-oriented vents. Trims and finishes look classy and inviting, and there’s a nicely tailored look to the entire interior that extends to door trim and even seats. The turquoise-colored gauge pointers are a nice touch.
In government crash testing, the Focus received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal impact protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Focus its highest possible rating of “Good” in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests, as well as the group’s Top Safety Pick status. All the expected safety features are here, including front, side, and Safety Canopy curtain bags, plus standard electronic stability control and anti-lock braking. Additionally, a torque vectoring control system helps provide balanced power delivery coming out of corners
When received the Ford Focus went through and passed our rigorous safety inspection. We replaced the engine oil, filter and horn assembly. We also replaced the front pads and rotors, window motor, front end links, and park brake shoe set. The tires are all 6/32nds. The front brakes are brand new, and the rear brakes are Drums.