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For decades, the Ford Focus has had a strong following. But for many years, the Focus devotees have been demanding a higher-performance version of their hatchback. In 2016, Ford delivered when they introduced the Ford Focus RS. Since its inception in 2016, the Focus RS has become almost as well loved as the traditional Focus itself. Check out our 2017 Ford Focus RS review below to find out more about this unique hatchback:
The Ford Focus RS is all about power and performance, and that is made abundantly clear in its powerful standard engine for the 2017 model year. This year comes with a turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine at 350 horsepower. You’ll also be delighted that this vehicle comes standard with all-wheel drive.
Despite being available in just one trim/configuration, there are plenty of ways to customize your Ford Focus RS with various packages. The 2017 model year offers an RS2 package, which includes a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and heated side mirrors. It also includes leather upholstery with suede inserts. Another package option is the Winter & Wheel Package, which offers winter tires and larger 18-inch wheels.
Even without any of the add-on packages, the Ford Focus RS comes with some generous standard features. In both the 2016 and 2017 model years alike, standard features include blind-spot mirrors, front Recaro sport seats, 10-speaker sound system, 8-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth® connectivity, and smartphone integration. The Ford Focus RS also comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and push-button start.
Drivers and passengers will enjoy the well-appointed interior on the Ford Focus RS. Outfitted with soft materials and a stylish design, the Focus RS offers a surprising amount of head and leg room for both front- and back-seat passengers.
The Ford Focus RS comes standard with the Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, which includes a standard 8-inch touchscreen display with a user-friendly interface that is similar to that of a smartphone. The 2017 Ford Focus RS offers standard smartphone integration for both Android and Apple devices that's easy to use and set up.
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MyFord Touch® infotainment system
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The 2017-2020 Honda Fit LX base trim features:
Five-inch infotainment display
Four-speaker audio system
The Toyota Yaris dishes up good value without compromising on-road fun. All 2019 trims work off a 1.5L four-cylinder that pumps out 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque for lively acceleration when boarding on-ramps or passing on the highway. The 2019 Yaris also boasts a standard six-speed manual transmission with a compact gearbox for lightning-fast gear shifts, but a six-speed automatic is available on all trims if that's your preference. Have a passion for performance? Just throw the 2019 Yaris into Sport Mode and you'll feel the sedan come alive with sharper throttle responses and more dynamic handling. This is a practical car that also makes for a fun daily driver.
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RepairPal gave the Ford Focus an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford Focus 15th out of 44 among Compact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Ford Focus
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