When it comes to the hot hatchback class, we here at Sheehy Ford of Richmond feel like there's Ford's -- the 2017 Focus RS -- and then there's, well ... everything else. That is to say, it lives in a lane that's all its own.

Wondering what we're getting at here?

Then, gain some insight from AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika; his critique of the Focus RS is as follows:

An engine that in many ways defies its diminutive dimensions, the Focus RS's turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder most certainly brings the noise.

Pairing with a six-speed manual transmission and standard all-wheel drive, the engine musters a massive 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

And its 0-to-60 mph sprint time is equally impressive, as the Focus RS can arrive there in a fleet 4.7 seconds.

For more information about this feisty five-door, or to take the wheel of one, we invite you to swing by our Richmond, VA showroom. Our seasoned staff is available to address your every question regarding the Focus RS, or any other Ford model throughout the current catalog.

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