Vehicle Overview

Introduced for 2000, the European-designed Focus quickly became Ford's top-selling passenger car. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. They include the ZX3 two-door hatchback, ZX5 four-door hatchback, ZX4 sedan and ZXW wagon. Trim levels include the entry-level S, midrange SE and upscale SES.

Another selection, the ZX4 ST sedan, rides on a performance-oriented suspension that borrows components from the old SVT Focus. The ST's 151-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder exceeds the standard for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles.

Regular Focus models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 136 hp. In states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp version is installed.

For 2007, Ford has increased the available options with two new exterior colors, leather-trimmed sport seats and an Interior Upgrade Package. The Street Appearance Package is available on all but the S trim. All Focus models have a CD/MP3 player, and the optional six-CD changer adds steering-wheel controls.

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