Ride & Handling

The Focus' firm ride quality is common among small cars. You'll feel bumps and cracks in the road, but the Focus isn't quite as sensitive to them as a Civic.

The payoff for this firmer ride comes in the corners, where the Focus' resistance to body roll encourages you to drive it quickly. It may not have the moves of a Mazda3, but it's still willing to play a little when you encounter curves. It's a nimble little car.

On the highway, the Focus is a comfortable cruiser. It feels stable, and that's thanks in large part to the car's steering. There's no play in the wheel and the power-steering assistance isn't excessive, which gives the wheel a heavier feel than a Mazda3's wheel. There is a notable amount of wind noise in the coupe at 65 mph, though.

    See also:

    Global opening and closing
    You can also operate the electric windows with the ignition off via the global opening and global closing function. Note: Global closing will only operate if you have set the memory correctly for ...

    FCC and RSS-210 Industry Canada Compliance
    The Car2U system complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, ...

    Technical specifications
    4-door and 5-door Fuel consumption figures Estate Fuel consumption figures ...