The compact-car market is one of the most competitive, and it's the details that make a car a winner. The
2015 Ford Focus hones in on those details with exterior styling that won't look old in 12 months, while its modern interior boasts numerous usability upgrades across trim levels. The 2015 Ford Focus remains available as a 4-door
sedan and 5-door
hatchback, and has a variety of powertrains that span from an efficient 1.0-liter 3-cylinder to the ferocious 252-horsepower Focus ST, and even an all-electric variant in the Focus EV. Though not the least-expensive
compact car, the Focus holds its own against the
Toyota Corolla and
The 2015 Ford Focus is available with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine that earns up to 42 mpg. All models get styling tweaks that include a new nose and tail to make it look more like the larger
Ford Fusion sedan, a new interior designed to be quieter and more driver-friendly, and a new SE Sport Package.
Ford Focus ST was all-new for 2013 the changes for 2014 are minor. There’s a Rado Gray Alloy Wheel Package that includes darker argent wheels and red brake calipers, and optional “Focus ST Racing Stripes” to adorn things from front to back.
The Ford Focus ST is all-new for the 2013 model year, and it includes a wide variety of Euro-tuning tricks that set it apart from its more pedestrian Focus brothers. With minor exceptions, it is exactly the same car European Focus ST buyers get.
"Transmission problems? NOT! The dual clutch trans works just fine, the thing with this trans... is that you have to learn how to drive this car. The trick is to drive the car like it was manual, you have to give it a little more gas(rev)thru all the gears and that's the trick. Puerto Rico's roads and traffic are a challenge to save gas, the most I can squeeze out of it is 24 mpg but still Im a proud owner of a 2012 ford focus se. bought it on oct.2012"
"I never thought I'd get rid of my 328i until the maintinence got unbearable.
I never thought I'd see myself in a ford, let alone a FOCUS, but despite its bad rep in my opinion (car and brand) and after test driving the elantra, kia soul, mazda 3, the focus had the best overall value.
It has plenty of bells and whistles that my BMW didn't even have. Alhough I do miss my heated leather power seats, these cloth seats are pretty comfortable (s) model.
I got a great deal and am very satisfied in the quality and the features. I've had the car for about 5 months now and although I don't use the sync too much, the bluetooth audio and voice commands are a very nice luxury.
Like the previous posts, I've managed to go about 2 weeks per fill up on my all highway commute. It tells me on my screen I'm an "eco champion"! Fun car to drive. Hatchback is surprisingly roomy and I think it's the best bang for the buck! Regret not getting the sport or titanium package because I was going practical, but I've fallen in love with the car either way.
Oh! and when you pump your gas, no gas cap needed!! You just pump, remove pump, and shut gas door! That little feature is such a nice convenience feature. Just saying."
Pros: "nice convenience features (but we paid for them)"
Cons: "transmission issues that can't be fixed"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This vehicle has transmission issues that Ford is aware of and has lowered the bar on what is an acceptable performance level to avoid responsibility. It shudders when starting from a stop and the problem gets more noticeable the longer the vehicle is driven. It has been in for service four times with the initial response being to reset the clutch adaptive learning module, to no effect. The last two service visits haven't even produced an attempt to fix the problem, just a notification that the vehicle performs to Fords specifications. This response is despite the fact that the service rep knows exactly what our complaint is when we tell him what the vehicle is. Thus far, the closest they can come to assuming responsibility is to extend the drive train warranty to 10 years, which accomplishes nothing since they are unable or unwilling to do anything about the vehicles issues. In conclusion, this has been the most unsatisfactory vehicle experience I've ever had (and I had a Pontiac Fiero back in the 70's) and I'm stuck driving a defective vehicle or taking a beating on getting out of the lease. It's probably not appropriate to condemn an entire make of cars based on one terrible experience, but if this is Fords idea of customer service, I wouldn't take the risk of dealing with their next problem that's too big to deal with."