The 2017 Ford Focus RS unquestionably eclipses all of the RS models that came before it, through a balance of everyday livability and performance. This new model is in every way, the benchmark of how a performance hatchback should be contrived. Some of the vehicle’s noticeable features include an aggressive front grille, flared guards and a much wider stance. The interior design features a number of updates together with a few RS badges. The traditional RS sports seats featured in the newest Ford Focus RS are exceedingly comfortable. Some of the 2017 Ford Focus RS main competitors include the Volkswagen Golf R which offers a perfect balance between comfort and performance. Another key competitor is the Subaru WRX STI, which is an ideal choice for individuals who are looking for big thrills. With that said, here is a breakdown of the key features and specifications of the 2017 Ford Focus RS.
2017 Ford Focus RS – Features and Design:
The 19-inch alloy wheels, performance brakes, summer tires, xenon headlights, LED running lights, integrated blind spot mirrors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and adjustable suspension settings are offered as standard. Other standard features include cruise control, rearview camera, dual climatic control, partial leather upholstery, sync 3 infotainment system, 10 speaker sound system and front Recaro seats. The 2017 model also features alloy sports pedals and extra instruments cluster which have been mounted on the center console.
An optional RS2 package, which includes a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, a navigation system, a 6 ways power driver seat and leather upholstery is also available. A winter and tire package which comes with 18-inch winter tires is also optional. Stand-alone options include 19-inch alloy wheels, track focused Michelin Pilot two sports tires and a sunroof.
2017 Ford Focus RS – Engine and Performance:
The car is powered by a 2.3 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 2.3 liter turbocharged engine delivers an estimated 350 pound per feet of torque and 350 hp. A 6-speed manual transmission, an automatic stop-start system, and an all-wheel drive come as standard. The vehicle also comes with a torque vectoring system which allows it to run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under 5 seconds. This system also allows, the 2017 Ford Focus RS to have a top speed of 165 miles per hour.
The standard safety features include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, a driver knee bag, full length and full front side airbags. A Sync 3 system is also available, and it includes an emergency crash notification. Other standard safety features include a rearview camera, Ford’s MyKey System, and blind spot mirrors.
2017 Ford Focus RS – Cost and Availability:
The new model will have a price tag of $36, 995 and is expected to be officially released towards the end of 2016.
The 2017 Ford Focus RS is undeniably the Grade A choice in its segment. It not only evokes an emotional sensation of a racing vehicle but also has the performance and dynamic credentials which puts places the vehicle among the hot hatchbacks that are close to twice its price.