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2012 Ford Focus Pricing Leaked

October 7, 2010

2012 Ford FocusAlthough pricing hasn't been officially announced yet, Ford has listed the starting prices for all trim levels of the 2012 Focus on the company website.

According to the site, the 2012 Ford Focus S sedan will start at $16,270 (not including destination charge or tax and licensing fees) and come with a $500 rebate for those placing their order by February 2011.

Standard features include: four-speaker stereo CD player, integrated blind-spot mirrors, AC, five-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels, power front windows and front disc/rear drum brakes with ABS.

The other trim levels are priced out at: SE ($17,270), SEL ($20,270) and the top trim Titanium Sedan, $22,270.

The Focus five-door starts at the SE trim level and costs more ($18,065). Most features are comparable to the SE sedan, except rear spoiler, rear windshield wiper, removable cargo package tray and 60/40 split rear seats.

The other trim levels are the SEL five-door ($21,065) and the Titanium five-door ($22,765).

The Ford Focus costs slightly more than two of its competitors, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but it's comparable to the Chevrolet Cruze.

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California Residents - Important:

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- Gregg Fidan

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