Not really sure if I downgraded. Traded a 2011 Kia Optima EX for it. Leather, multi-media, Sirius, Bluetooth, smart key, push-button start, 200hp D.I. I4. So it was larger and more powerful, but didn't have some of the toys the Focus has. The Focus sure handles better though, and my butt dyno tells me it could beat the Optima in a 0-60 sprint.