Video Review: 2012 Ford Focus SE Sedan

Today, we’re trying something new. Alex is doing his review in video-only format. Let us know how you like it.

Ford provided the vehicle, insurance and a tank of gas for this review.

Specifications as tested

0-30: 2.93 Seconds

0-60: 7.61 Seconds

1/4 Mile: 16 Seconds @ 86 MPH

Average Fuel Economy: 30.5 MPG over 679 miles

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  • Wstansfi Wstansfi on Sep 17, 2012

    I like the video reviews. If there is a video review I don't usually read the text because it's all in the video. Also, I can watch these during lunch or while sitting on the couch at home. Sure, you can't consume the info as fast, but the video does communicate more than the text and photos. Besides, I feel for this guy going through all the trouble of making a video review, then having to write out and the text.

  • Tmport Tmport on Sep 23, 2012

    I love Alex's video reviews, and prefer them to the text-only reviews. (I read TTAC from home, though, so I don't have the issue of not being able to watch videos from work.) I'd much rather see the car "in person," so to speak, though I also appreciate the fact that written reviews can often provide information and feedback more efficiently. A blend of the two is probably the best way to go.

  • Syke Is it possible to switch the pure EV drive on and off? Given the wonderful throttle response of an EV, I could see the desirability of this for a serious off-roader. Run straight ICE to get to your off-roading site, switch over the EV drive during the off-road section, then back to ICE for the road trip back home.
  • ToolGuy Historical Perspective Moment:• First-gen Bronco debuted in MY1966• OJ Simpson Bronco chase was in 1994• 1966 to 1994 = 28 years• 1994 to now = 28 yearsFeel old yet?
  • Ronnie Schreiber From where is all that electricity needed to power an EV transportation system going to come? Ironically, the only EV evangelist that I know of who even mentions the fragile nature of our electrical grid is Elon Musk. None of the politicians pushing EVs go anywhere near it, well, unless they are advocating for unreliable renewables like wind and solar.
  • FreedMike I just don’t see the market here - I think about 1.2% of Jeep drivers are going to be sold on the fuel cost savings here. And the fuel cost savings are pretty minimal, per the EPA: fuel costs for this vehicle are $2200 and $2750 for the equivalent base turbo-four model. I don’t get it.
  • FreedMike How about the “Aztek” package? Wait, this car already has that…Said it before and I’ll say it again: they need to restyle the hind end on this car, stat.