Based on 155 Ratings for the 2012 - 2013 models.Review this car
By bradp0924 (IN) on Sunday, May 19, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,320overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Plenty of power and great fuel economy."
Cons: "Back seat a little tight & no std Satellite Radio"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I drove every small manual transmission 4 door car and bought the Focus. This is my first new Ford and I am impressed. Just took a trip to Tennessee and averaged 39.1 there and back running 70-75 mph. My overall gas mileage for the first 11k miles is 33.6. This thing definitely has more power than the other cars and is very comfortable. No problems at all so far."
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Pepe (FL) on Thursday, May 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Nice, sporty design"
Cons: "poor fuel efficiency, transmition vibrates"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"This car was advertized as a very fuel efficient car with over 30 miles per gallon on highway and that was the only reason why we bought it. Nothing so far to be true!. A combined average of 23 is what we usually get with a hardly 25 per gallon on highway (in winter with no A/C), a total disappointment. Besides that, the automatic transmission is not as smooth as you might think for a new car and after taking the car twice to the dealer the only answer we got was that everything was ok but I dare you to try the car and you will notice what I am talking about. (when different people in the passenger seat mention the strange vibration on the transmission, that means something...)"
4 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Brian (MD) on Thursday, May 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"bought for the value and the MPG and not disappointed..averaging over 32 mpg in mixed driving with a lot of idling. ........I got a new job after my purchase and drive 150-200 miles a day now. .. very tight in the back seat and hard for some larger adults to get in and out of the front seat as its a slight drop down. ..A fun car to drive, nice acceleration and great on cornering. ......definitely a great commuter car you will enjoy every time you have to buy gas"
By WishIBoughtaLeaf (CA) on Friday, May 10, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,200overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Cons: "Absolutely unreliable and very poor service"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This review applies to the Ford Focus Electric car. This is, or was, my commute car. For the first three months, I was very satisfied with it. Then, without warning, the car came to a dead stop in a high traffic area. All of the electrical systems were on. In fact, I could not shut any of them off. The battery was nearly at a full charge. The car simply would not move. We were fortunate to be rescued before someone smashed into the back of us. There were some close calls! The dealership has no idea how to repair my car. I've been told the onboard diagnostics showing 30 different trouble codes. When they check each one individually, no problem is found. However, the car shuts down if they attempt to drive it. The dealership is waiting for Ford to send an engineer because they have no idea what to do. That's encouraging! I don't want this car back. I have 2 years, 9 months left on a 3-year lease but that car is too dangerous to drive again. I know a few Nissan Leaf owners who love their cars, but I picked the Ford. HUGE MISTAKE!!!"
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By Koz (MI) on Thursday, May 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,500overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Cons: "Auto Transmission, SYNC, Fuel Mileage,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I have owned this 2013 Ford Focus Titanium for 7 months now and I wish I could go back in time and kick myself not to buy it. It's fully loaded and cost $25500. I know right for a FOCUS!! It is a company car and I bought it for the 39 MPG on Highway. I don't even come close to that. On the highway I can get 33 MPG. No matter what I do it does not get better then that. I have had it looked at and the dealer tells me that is within range for the model. Not what the sticker says... It has had a new radiator at 3000 miles, the door locks do not work all the time because of the Titanium package, you don't need to use the key FOB just touch the door handle and it unlocks or locks. The AC did not work, service had it over a week to find the problem and fix it. SYNC is very touchy and does not like iPhones with more then 100 contact numbers so Ford tells me not to download my phonebook into Sync but that still doesn't help (most be Microsoft). Don't get me started on the JUNK 6 speed transmission!! nothing smooth at all regarding this transmission. it's jerky, shifts awful, drifts back on a hill like a manual would. Great concept of the dual clutch transmission and many cars on the road have it and have no issues. Ford does not have it right and they need to fix it. The dealer agrees that he feels all the things I state but says it is the characteristics of the transmission and that is all normal for a $25500 car. This will be the last Ford I buy, you can get much more car for you dollar at other car companies. STAY AWAY!!"
4 people out of 8 found this review helpful