Earlier this month, we talked about the 2017 Ford Focus RS being named Car of the Year by Autoguide.com. But as it turns out, Car of the Year is just one of the many honors and accolades already being heaped on the newest Ford Focus. 

WardsAuto recently released their list of the 10 Best Engines for 2017, and the Ford Focus made the cut, thanks to its impressive 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Of course, if you’ve driven the 2017 Ford Focus RS, it will come as no surprise that the powerful engine impressed the WardsAuto editors. But making the decisions about which engines were among the ten best took more than just a drive or two.

The WardsAuto editors spent countless hours over the course of two months evaluating 40 vehicles to determine which had the best engines. They compared performance in daily commutes and errands, as well as on longer drives and road trips. And in the end, they, like countless drivers who have fallen in love with the Ford performance car, couldn’t resist the engine in the 2017 Ford Focus RS.

The small but powerful EcoBoost engine provides drivers with 350 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque, and can take the car from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under five seconds. And with a variety of drive modes to choose from, Ford Focus owners can tailor their experience and get exactly the ride they want.

Here at our San Diego, CA Ford dealership, we’re never surprised to hear amazing things about the 2017 Ford Focus, and we’re thrilled to be bringing this incredible car to local drivers. But you don’t have to take our word for it – experience the fun of this hot hatch for yourself when you visit our dealership and take a test drive in a new or used Ford Focus. Drivers can get 2017’s Car of the Year with one of the year’s 10 Best Engines here at Kearny Pearson Ford.