Experience the Hatchback Track Attack of the 2017 Ford Focus RS

In need of a stylish hatchback that will smoothly get you from point A to point B? The 2017 Ford Focus can get you there, but if you want to really tear up whatever is in between A and B and joyride on through the rest of the alphabet, the aerodynamically-designed, sporty-minded 2017 Ford Focus RS is ready to take you on that journey.

Like its cousin, the Focus RS is a sleek, smart hatchback with attitude. But there are a few things that make this hot hatch stand out at family reunions.

For example, take the engine. The turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine is capable of generating 350 horsepower, smoking the base Focus by about 200 horsepower. Add on the 350 pound-feet of torque and the ability to go from 0-60 mph in under five seconds and it becomes clear why the base model doesn't ask the Focus RS to race anymore.

The Focus RS also comes equipped with several standard features that make handling it a cinch. The Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System automatically shifts power distribution depending on driving conditions. It also allows you to manually choose from four different modes (Normal, Sport, Track, and Drift) to make the most of your road situation whether you're driving down the street or tearing up the track.

If you need updated technology to go with your adventures, the Focus RS has the answer in the form of SYNC 3, Ford's infotainment system in the center console. An 8-inch touchscreen is laid out almost like a smart phone and allows voice commands so you can focus more on the road and less on fussing with apps or navigation.

Does the 2017 Ford Focus RS sound like territory you wish to explore? Swing by JPS Ford in Arcadia, LA to get set up for a test drive!

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