Re: Ford Focus 1,5 Ecoboost ST-Line: The paintbrush of sportiness
The rear headroom in th civic is still as bad as the Focus, and the latest Corolla actually lost an inch of headroom in the back as well. Back in the early 90's even most small cars had adequate headroom.
I think if Ford wants to go with a profile similar to the civic, it will not gain headroom, but will gain legroom.
The one expensive way around this would be to offer rear seats that are fully adjustable. This would add weight, complexity, and probably interfere with how the seats fold down for added cargo room.
The cheap way around it would be to lower the seat cushion height and angle the seatback a bit more.
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