It’s no secret that the 2017 Ford Focus boasts a powerful, efficient engine under the hood. After all, the Ford Focus has contributed directly to the rise in sales of Ford performance vehicles, even while overall sales of performance vehicles have fallen. And it takes an impressive engine to take a car from a daily commute vehicle to an exciting performance car and back again, but the 2017 Ford Focus can do just that. And we’re not the only ones to take note of the Ford model and its engine—the editors at WardsAuto were so impressed that they named the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine to their 2017 list of the 10 Best Engines.

In making their decision, the WardsAuto editors drove 40 models over the course of two months, using the vehicles for commuting, errands, and longer weekend road trips. And when the testing period was up, they named the high-output EcoBoost engine from the 2017 Ford Focus to their list for the first time. Using an all-new twin-scroll turbocharger, the engine produces 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and can take drivers from 0-62 miles per hour in only 4.7 seconds. And thanks to different drive modes offered in the newest Ford Focus, owners can choose the right drive experience for any situation, and make the most of the powerful engine.

Here at your Ford dealership serving Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort, we know the WardsAuto editors are on to something with the 2017 Ford Focus. Shelbyville area drivers can find out for themselves what makes the engine in this remarkable model one of the 10 Best when they talk to an expert Shelbyville, KY Ford dealer. Visit us at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville today for a test drive, and treat yourself to one of 2017’s best engines.