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2010 Ford Focus Coupe SE Review

 

First Flight

A three-quarter front view of a red 2010 Ford Focus Coupe

In short: An economical two-door coupe with a sporty edge.


T
he 2010 Ford Focus Coupe is largely unchanged from 2008, when the Blue Oval debuted a two-door version of its compact sedan. A practical and affordable four-banger, this small car seats up to five people and is nearly identical to its sedan counterpart. Stable on the road with decent handling, the Focus has a quiet interior and enviable fuel economy. While not everyone will find the body striking, it does have a sportier edge for a starter car—for example, a decklid spoiler, chrome exhaust tip and European-inspired suspension—that ought to appeal to its young adult target audience. Fortunately for parents, however, the Focus Coupe has numerous safety features, including the standard MyKey system where the car key can be programmed to limit the vehicle’s top speed and sound system volume, and to lock out the traction control system. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, Sirius satellite radio, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, eco-friendly cloth seats, and power/heated outside mirrors. A power moonroof, four-speed automatic transmission, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, Ford SYNC, and eight-speaker 190-watt sound system are all available.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, safety restraint warranty and roadside assistance; 5-year/60,000-mile corrosion perforation warranty.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $16,915

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC inline four-cylinder
Horsepower: 140 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 132 ft-lb @ 6,000 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight:
n/a
Wheelbase: 102.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 175/67.9/58.6 in
Turning circle: 34.2 ft

Brakes:
power-assisted vented disc in front; drum in rear; ABS
Suspension: independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar in front; multi-link independent with stabilizer bar in rear

Traction: AdvanceTrac electronic stability control

0-60 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City:
24 mpg (est.)
EPA Highway: 35 mpg (est.)

Safety:
dual-stage front airbags; side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags for both seating rows; passenger occupant detection system; tire pressure monitoring system; MyKey

 

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