The Focus RS is Ford’s hottest hatchback. With a starting price of $41,120 you get a turbocharged 2.3-liter four cylinder engine that makes an impressive 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine drives all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. It's quite a bit of muscle for a compact car — the powertrain delivers a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds while maintaining fuel economy of 22 mpg combined. And when you aren’t in drift mode, it also has tenacious grip through the corners.
However, it doesn’t have the market all to itself, so to let you know what else is out there, the editors at Autobytel have come up with a list of 10 Ford Focus RS competitors to consider. Read on to see if any strike a chord with you.