8. 2016 Ford Focus SE Sedan
It may not be a Mustang but the Ford Focus SE is certainly among the best cars to be considered by teens. Redesigned last year, the car’s styling is updated. Also earning it bonus points as one of the top cars for teens is the healthy amount of technology and a cabin that’s both comfortable and well-made. For 2016, the Ford Focus comes with a fresh Sync 3 technology interface, a 6-speed automatic transmission for the readily available 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine and insignificant adjustments to available choices packages.
The standard exterior features include an automatic quad-beam halogen headlamps, 16″ painted aluminum wheels, body-color door handles, rear spoiler (optional on sedan and standard on the hatchback), rear windshield wiper (standard on the hatchback), body-color power mirrors having integrated turn signal indicators and spotter mirrors.
An overhead console (optional on sedan and standard on hatchback models), rear-seat heat ducts, sun visors with illuminated mirrors, floor console armrest, second row floor mats, optional power moonroof, four-way adjustable first row head restraints, removable rear package tray (standard in hatchback), power rear and front windows with driver one-touch down, rear 12V PowerPoint, map pockets behind the driver and front-passenger seats, and illuminated entry.
The Focus additionally features a sharp-looking interior which can be loaded up with the newest technology. This is specifically true for 2016, as Ford has equipped the all-new Sync 3 touch-screen interface that promises faster responses and simpler operation than the obsolete MyFord Touch system. A lot of features also come packed into this car such as the keyless entry, automatic headlamps, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, Ford Sync audio controls and voice-activated cell phone, and the 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio and iPod interface.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
The front-wheel-drive 2016 Ford Focus comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder base engine which produces 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. This powertrain returns decent EPA fuel-economy estimates of 31 MPG combined (27/40 city/highway) with an automatic transmission. This number reduces to 30 MPG combined (26/36) with the manual transmission.
The 2016 Ford Focus currently comes standard with the antilock brakes (rear drum brakes are standard on the SE and S; 4-wheel discs are elective for the SE and standard for Electric and Titanium), a driver knee airbag, front side airbags, traction and stability control, and side-curtain airbags. The Ford Sync system consist of an emergency crash notification feature which automatically dials 911 when paired with any compatible smartphone. Ford’s MyKey system (that can be used to set electronic parameters for new drivers) and the rearview camera are also standard. The Titanium model can be fitted with a Technology package which includes a blind-spot warning system with a lane-departure warning system and the rear cross-traffic alert.
Posted on January 5, 2017