The Titanium edition Focus tester, with all its upgrades and technology options, comes in at an MSRP of $26,870 with destination and delivery. Take away the niceties and having to parallel park the car yourself, takes the price down to $22,765, and the Focus still comes with a long list of functional and safety features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, MyKey, and the nowadays standard set of airbags and ABS. This segment is so full of eager competitors these days, one has lots of options to choose from in compact cars. Chevy Cruze, Mazda 3, VW Golf, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Elantra, the list goes on and on. I posit that the Focus is one of the best looking out of the bunch. Make sure you check out a few of these before you take the bite on the Focus.
Compact car buyers have so many choices these days, and all the options are decently equipped automobiles with good safety features and technologies. Progress has certainly been good to the entry-level segment. The Focus is a good package of decent performance, great amenities and safety features, all wrapped in a nicely styled European body. Ford has gone a long way since the Escort days.