The dynamic 2004 Ford Focus comes with yet another engine
choice. It pushes the total to four and expands the offerings
of this subcompact car to ridiculous proportions. There
are four-door sedans, four-door wagons and hatchbacks with
two or four doors. If variety is the spice of life, the
Ford Focus is one flavorful vehicle.
Since its inception, the 2004 Ford Focus has been known
as a versatile, fun-to-drive car that has a fresh perspective
on what it takes to please customers. Chosen as one of Car
and Driver magazine's 10 best cars for four straight years,
it must be doing something right.
The 2004 Ford Focus is available in all these trims: XL,
ZX3, SE, ZX5, ZTS, ZTW and SVT.
With a model lineup like that, it's safe to say that there
is a great range of standard equipment across the family.
The 2004 Ford Focus features a sporty woven seat material
on the inside. For a more upscale feel, a textured velour
fabric is available. Ford simulated 10 years and 100,000
miles of use with both fabrics and colors to ensure that
they hold up to fading and deterioration.
Just as there are many models for 2004, so too is there
a plethora of options. Some come in groups and some stand
alone. A six-disc in-dash CD changer, an audiophile system
with subwoofer, leather seating surfaces, a power moonroof
and heated seats and mirrors are all offered.
Light Tundra Clearcoat Metallic, a color new last year to
the four-door sedan and wagon, is now available on the ZX3
and ZX5 as well.
There are four versions of a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder
engine used across the board. The base 2.0 I4 model produces
110 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up from
the entry-level LX trim is the ZX3, which uses a 2.0-liter
I4 that delivers 130 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque
(SE, ZX5 and ZTW models as well).
ZTS models employ an I4 that puts out 145 horsepower and
149 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the SVT is able to push the
engine to the limit, offering 170 horsepower and 145 lb-ft
5-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 4-speed
electronically controlled automatic overdrive transaxle
is available on all models.
Safety and Security
The 2004 Focus uses a safety cell body that features body
structure areas designed to absorb and spread impact forces.
Antilock brakes and side airbags are optional.