Ford Focus RS

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$395 / 24 hrs $751 / 48 hrs $1,067 / 72 hrs $1,659 / 7 days
200 mi 400 mi 600 mi 1400 mi
Overage is $1.95/mile. Purchase miles in advance for discounted rates.
Ford has been selling crazy fast hot hatchbacks in Europe for decades, but for whatever reason, they never thought to bring them home for the enthusiast market in the US. With the Focus RS, they did exactly that, and now you can drive what is probably the best rally car made on the streets where it was born.

The 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder provides huge power, 350 to be exact, and piles of torque at virtually all engine speeds. The advanced four-wheel drive system isn’t just a traction band-aid— it is engineered to improve the car everywhere, and as such it send virtually all of the engine’s power to the rear wheels when necessary to provide a truly unique driving experience for an AWD car.

Handling is where the RS really leaves the competition in its dust. With two-way active dampers, the Focus can go from pleasant road trip to a terror of the twisties at the press of a button. The word “nimble” doesn’t even begin to define how quickly the RS is able to change direction. Forget being one of the best handling hatchbacks in the world, the Focus RS is one of the best handling cars in the world, full stop.

Superb Recaro seats keep you securely attached to the car, without becoming uncomfortable on longer trips, and Ford’s latest Sync system offers the best in touch-screen driven entertainment.