In the driveway this week is the 2012 Ford Focus SEL. I put about 40 miles on it today, mostly on the highway. I was easily able to get about 31 MPG, which is great. The car is rated 27 city and 37 highway MPG, by the way. The inside is very styled and has a futuristic feel. And this is another vehicle with a lot of tech goods, including Ford's SYNC system and a great stereo.
I really like the look of the latest Focus. It's modern, somewhat European, and it feels very solid on the road.The ride feels impressive on the highway, although cornering feels a bit soft. The 2.0-liter engine is equipped with the PowerShift 6-speed dual-clutch trans. Power seems adequate thus far, but not neck snapping. I'm looking forward to getting Mercedes' impression of the vehicle, as she'll be driving it the next couple of days. Stay tuned!