Kelley Blue Book has released its annual “Back to School Cars” selection, naming the top vehicles for students heading back to school. The list names 5 new cars and 5 used cars that are safe and inexpensive. One of the five new cars to make the list for 2011 is the 2012 Ford Focus.
The experts at KBB.com use a wide variety of factors, including vehicle cost, fuel efficiency, versatility, safety, style, and how fun it is to drive when making the list. According to the experts, “The 2012 Ford Focus is the kind of car young drivers love: It looks cool on the outside, modern on the inside, handles with more than a hint of sportiness, and offers advanced audio and information technology. Parents of young drivers will appreciate the cost-savings afforded by the Ford’s excellent fuel economy, along with the peace of mind offered by MyKey.”
The MyKey system was one of the Ford Focus’ big selling points. This technology offers features such as Ford’s Belt-Minder system, which chimes and mutes the audio system until seat belts are buckled, a low fuel warning system that engages when the driving range is reduced to 75 miles, limits on the top speed of the car and volume of the audio system, and removing the ability to turn off certain safety features, such as traction control, park aid, and BLIS, the Blind Spot Information System.