What is the most popular sport compact?
If you’re looking for the trendsetter in the automotive industry, you may be surprised to find its more compact than expected. While SUVs have always been a popular segment for drivers, Ford’s sporty compact lineup is quickly climbing the popularity scale. Comprised of the Ford Focus, Fusion and Fiesta, Ford’s compact lineup is gaining traction with younger drivers looking for an athletic, fun and functional vehicle.
the Popularity of Ford’s Sport Compact Lineup
Of Ford’s compact lineup of sedans and hatchbacks, the one emerging as the most popular with younger buyers the Ford Fiesta ST. This model is followed by the Focus ST and Fusion Sport, all three models comprising a 45 percent jump in sales just in 2017.
Another observation about the buying habits of the younger generations is the preference for Ford’s EcoBoost engine. Sport compact models fit with Ford’s new engine technology are grabbing the attention of new buyers looking for the entire package of comfort, convenience, performance and aesthetics.
Performance Specifications of Ford’s Compact Sport Models
|2017 Fiesta ST||2017 Focus ST||2017 Fusion Sport|
|Engine||1.6L Turbocharged DI EcoBoost||2.0L EcoBoost® I-4||2.7L EcoBoost® V6|
|Horsepower||197 @ 6000 RPM||252 @ 5500 RPM||325 @ 5500 RPM|
|Torque||202 lb.ft. @ 4200 RPM||270 lb.ft. @ 2500 RPM||380 lb.ft. @ 3500 RPM|
|Fuel Economy||9 City/ 7.1 Highway||10.5 City/ 7.8 Highway||13.5 City/ 9 Highway|
With Ford’s Sport Compact lineup, drivers can have the nimble and dynamic performance of a sports car but with the conveniences of a well-appointed sedan and Ford’s iconic design. Each model is fit with a number of features for entertainment, connectivity and driver experience. Features include Ford’s SYNC infotainment system, sport seating, leather-wrapped features, chrome accents and more.
For more specific details about Ford’s Sport Compact lineup, contact our team at Sherwood Ford today. You can also view our compact sedan and hatchback inventory online and research each vehicle with our variety of online tools.