Cars for seniors: Ford Focus S

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2013 Ford Focus S
  • 2013 Ford Focus S

  • Price: $16,200
  • Gas mileage: 26 mpg city/ 36 highway

The 2013 Ford Focus not only comes with an attractive price tag but is full of safety that will lure retirees who want a safe but compact car. The 160-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder Focus was designed for those looking for a quiet ride, thanks to the use of acoustic materials throughout the car. Buyers have the option of dual-zone temperature control and heated front seats for added comfort.

Retirees will also like the optional start button, the built-in electric power assist steering that automatically adjusts the car to changing road conditions and the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with antilock brake system. The Focus comes standard with driver and front-seat passenger air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, and front and rear side-curtain air bags.

If vision is a problem, retirees will appreciate the active park assist, which is available on Titanium models. Using ultrasonic sensors, once the system is activated, your Focus will parallel park for you. The 2013 Ford Focus also can give you peace of mind, especially if you're worried about a loved one behind the wheel, thanks to the MyKey technology. It lets drivers restrict the vehicle's top speed, provides warnings when the tank is getting empty and can mute the audio system until the safety belt is buckled.

The top-of-the-line SRT8 Yellow Jacket model has a 6.4-liter V-8 that produces 470 horsepower at a starting price of $46,620.



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