Ford Focus RS 2017 Car of the Year

What makes the Ford Focus RS’s 2017 Car of the Year?

After five days of extensive testing against some of the toughest competitors in the segment, the Ford Focus RS was recently named 2017 Car of the Year by It’s no surprise that the Focus RS is an outstanding vehicle able to achieve top-notch performance. Let’s take a closer look at the features and capabilities that set it apart from the crowd and make it worthy of this great honour.

“Ford Focus RS is one of those rare cars that gets massive hype, then still delivered beyond our wildest expectations. Not only is it a great deal on paper as a practical, all-wheel-drive hatchback, but it leaps right to the top of the hot-hatch segment with 350 horsepower, an enthusiast’s-choice manual transmission and, best of all, its engaging character.”

– Jonathan Yarkony, group editorial director for AutoGuide

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Stand-out features and capabilities of the Ford Focus RS

According to Jonathan Yarkony, three elements that make the Ford Focus RS stand out from the competition is its practicality, finely tuned performance components, and memorable character.

Practical features

2016 Ford Focus RS practical features

A vehicle is nothing if it doesn’t offer practical elements for day-to-day driving. Fortunately, the Ford Focus RS comes with the latest convenience features, such as intelligent access with push-button start, MyKey, SYNC 3, heated front seats and steering wheel, and much more.

Performance capabilities

2016 Ford Focus RS performance capabilities

The Focus RS is equipped with a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine and 6-speed manual transmission as well as Ford Performance all-wheel drive with dynamic torque vectoring. Other mechanical components include selectable drive modes and selectable sport suspension.

Unique characteristics

2016 Ford Focus RS unique characteristics interior

From the outside, the Ford Focus RS features unique Rocker mouldings, LED signature lighting, a high-mounted RS rear spoiler, and a unique RS-styled front grille. The interior includes a power moonroof, RS leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and RECARO leather-trimmed front seats.

If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of the Ford Focus RS, we encourage you to browse our available inventory at Sherwood Ford and schedule a test drive at your convenience.