New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Focus Compact Sedan and Coupe Hatchback
Description: Compact Sedan and Coupe Hatchback
Base MSRP Range: $13,090 - $17,990
Invoice Price Range: $13,090 - $17,990
Where built: USA
A sub-compact series grouped under the Focus label -- best-selling small car in the world -- subdivides into four formats as a four-door sedan, five-door station wagon, and hatchbacks in three-door and five-door configurations. Model nomenclature follows body styles with ZX3 for the three-door hatchback and ZX5 for the five-door hatch, ZX4 as a four-door sedan and ZXW for the wagon.
Design revisions on the body for 2005 include new headlamp clusters and a larger grille in diamond pattern and a fresh fascia with broad air intake and round foglamps. Focus provides surprising room from a concise cabin with twin buckets in front of a fold-down bench and back bay for gear.
Two different 4-cylinder engines add spark to Focus for 2005. A new base engine is the 2.0-liter Duratec plant producing 136-hp. The ZX4 ST performance sedan earns a 2.3-liter Duratec four-pack worth 151-hp.
Brakes with ABS are standard on the ST sedan, but ABS shows up on the list of options for trims of S, SE and SES. Also, side-impact air bags are available on all Focus models this year.