2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Ford Focus RS

2017 Ford Focus vs 2017 Ford Focus RS

Anyone looking to purchase a new sedan or hatchback should begin – and end – their search with the 2017 Ford Focus. That’s because the new Ford Focus offers multiple sedan and hatchback trim levels to choose from, along with powerful and efficient engine choices, a comfortable and spacious interior, responsive and effortless handling and a wide array of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features.

With 10 total trim levels to choose from across its sedan, hatchback and electric lineup, the 2017 Ford Focus has a trim level that’s perfect for you. That means it’s time to decide which trim level that is. Are you going to choose the fuel efficiency-focused base model or the performance-focused new Focus RS trim? Let’s find out which new Focus model is right for you be taking a closer look at this 2017 Ford Focus versus the 2017 Ford Focus RS head-to-head model comparison.

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2017 Ford Focus VS 2017 Ford Focus RS
160 HP Horsepower 350 HP
146 lb-ft. Torque 350 lb-ft.
25 MPG City Gas Mileage 19 MPG
34 MPG Highway Gas Mileage 25 MPG

Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency Comparison for the 2017 Ford Focus and 2017 Ford Focus RS

The base 2017 Ford Focus model features a standard 2.0-liter Ti-VCT Inline-4 engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission capable of offering 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque while getting an amazingly impressive 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s fuel economy your wallet is going to love. But if you’re more focused on power and performance, then the 2017 Ford Focus RS is right for you. The new Ford Focus RS features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission capable of offering 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. That power does mean you’ll be sacrificing some of that gas mileage, however, as the 2017 Focus RS gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Still efficient, just not as efficient.

For more on both the 2017 Ford Focus and the 2017 Ford Focus RS, please contact our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

2017 Ford Focus front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus full interior passenger space
2017 Ford Focus RS front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Ford Focus RS front interior passenger space

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