2012 Ford Focus Pricing Leaked
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.
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid