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Ford Focus RS
2018 Ford Focus RS
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$41,120
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8.0
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Subaru WRX STI
2020 Subaru WRX STI
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
350 hp @ 6000 rpm
310 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
290 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
36 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
19" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P235/35YR19
P245/35WR19
Rear Tire
P235/35YR19
P245/35WR19
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
22 MPG
19 MPG
City
19 MPG
16 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
22 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 Tons/yr
9.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.9 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
264.1 miles
254.4 miles
Cruising Range Highway
361.4 miles
349.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
172.8 in
180.9 in
Height
58 in
58.1 in
Max Width
71.7 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.6 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
60.6 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
104.2 in
104.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
55.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
52.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
35.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
54.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.8 in
53.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,434 lbs
3,450 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.8 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Race Red
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Lapis Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Pure Red
  • WR Blue Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

Nitrous Blue Quad-Coat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Ultrasuede Upholstery w/Leather Bolsters

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles