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3.1 (Good)

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The 2018 Ford Focus RS is a hatchback on steroids. Starting at $41,995 (which includes an $875 destination charge), the undisputed king of the Focus range combines the performance of a sports car with the utility and consumer comforts of a hatchback. Armed with a 350-horsepower engine under the hood, a six-speed manual transmission, and standard all-wheel drive, the Focus RS is shockingly quick, fun-to-drive option for enthusiasts who want the spiciest hatchback possible.

2016 - 2018 Ford Focus RS

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Naturally, the heart of the Focus RS is its 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, whipping up an estimated 350 horsepower and a maximum 350 pound-feet of torque -- more than was initially announced -- between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. That’s 10 percent more power than the same EcoBoost engine delivers, under the hood of a Mustang.... Read more »

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