Ford Focus

Ford Focus

About Ford Focus

Offering a wide assortment of trims (S, SE, SEL or Titanium), powertrains and price ranges, the 2017 Ford Focus sedan and hatchback compete in the crowded compact segment against such highly rated rivals as the Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic. Fresh styling, along with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system and a sporty driving character are hallmarks to the popularity of the Focus, as is turbocharged horsepower. It starts with the extremely fuel-efficient 123-horsepower 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the SE. Then there’s the tire-scorching 252-horsepower Focus ST and the incredible 350-horsepower all-wheel-drive (AWD) Focus RS. If green is more your thing there’s also an all-electric Focus that challenges the Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen e-Golf and offers about 80 miles of range.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Ford Focus
What's new for 2017?
2017 Ford Focus

Changes to the Ford Focus for 2017 are minimal. There’s a new SEL package that includes 17-inch aluminum wheels with black sections, fog lights, black headlight bezels and a power moonroof. There’s also a new color called White Gold.

  • Expert Rating: 8.4
  • Consumers Rating: 7.1
  • MPG 26|36
2016 Ford Focus
What's new for 2016?
2016 Ford Focus

The 2016 Ford Focus adds the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission to the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Ford’s Sync 3 is a vast improvement over the previous system, with better voice control and a more intuitive interface.

2015 Ford Focus
What's new for 2015?
2015 Ford Focus

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.

2014 Ford Focus
What's new for 2014?
2014 Ford Focus

For 2014, the only change of any significance for the Focus is a new Sport Appearance Package for the SE trim level, consisting of sport cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an available rear spoiler.

2013 Ford Focus
What's new for 2013?
2013 Ford Focus

Fully redone for 2012, the Ford Focus is largely unchanged for the 2013 model year except for the availability of a 5-speed manual transmission on the top-line Titanium trim level, the departure of the semi-premium SEL version in favor of a more comprehensively-appointed SE and the arrival of the hot, new Focus ST (reviewed separately).

2012 Ford Focus
What's new for 2012?
2012 Ford Focus

A comprehensive makeover raises an already popular player in its segment to a position of prominence and possible dominance thanks to the addition of a new hatchback body style, greatly-expanded/upgraded feature set and a range-topping Titanium trim level. And while the 2012 Ford Focus Electric marks the Blue Oval’s first crack at a mainstream electric car, they succeeded in producing a relatively affordable gas-free vehicle that drives, feels and looks like a conventional car.

2011 Ford Focus
What's new for 2011?
2011 Ford Focus

The Focus Coupe is dropped from the lineup, leaving only the Focus Sedan. There are no other major changes for 2011.

2010 Ford Focus
What's new for 2010?
2010 Ford Focus

New standard equipment for 2010 includes anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, remote keyless entry, power door locks, MyKey configurable key and a driver's message center. SE, SES and SEL models receive a perimeter alarm, while a new SE Sedan Appearance Package adds 15-inch alloy wheels, decklid spoiler and fog lamps. Also new this year is the available SYNC communications system with Traffic, Directions and Information, which can provide traffic updates as well as turn-by-turn directions.

2009 Ford Focus
What's new for 2009?
2009 Ford Focus

An SEL trim is added to the sedan lineup, touting leather seating, the SYNC audio system and chrome door handles. The SES trims receive a refreshed front grille, a roof-mounted rear spoiler (Coupe) and optional 17-inch wheels (Sedan). AdvanceTrac stability control is now available on all models.

2008 Ford Focus
What's new for 2008?
2008 Ford Focus

Comprehensive restyling and retuning give the Focus a more contemporary flair and even better handling. The hatchbacks and wagon are discontinued, but the sedan is joined by a new coupe. All now feature air conditioning, tilt steering column and front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, plus SYNC (standard on SES) that adds in-car connectivity for cell phones and personal media players.

2007 Ford Focus
What's new for 2007?
2007 Ford Focus

Improvements for 2007 include an Interior Upgrade Package, optional leather-trimmed sport seats with contrasting inserts and an available Street Appearance Package. A single-CD player and MP3 capability are standard, while a new optional system has a six-CD changer and steering-column controls.

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Consumer Reviews

sporty look, cool interiors!!!

By on Thursday, December 6, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great looks and awsome interiors...."

Cons: "you'll need to learn how to drive it!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"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"

9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

worst vehicle I've ever had

By on Friday, September 16, 2016

I don't own this car

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

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."

68 people out of 77 found this review helpful

Overall, it's a Good Car, not what I want.

By on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,400

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Looks, SYNC ,MPG, Price, Handling, Interior is A++"

Cons: "Dual Clutch Auto, Comfort, Back Seat Foot Room"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I owned a 2007 Ford Explorer 4x4 before I bought this, and the change has been drastic! It is a very nice car. I test drove a 2012 Honda Civic Coupe, as well as a 2013 Mazda3, and this performs better than both. The handling and steering is very impressive, with wide tires, it grips the corners very well. I feel very confident with the steering, however the Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission(DCAT) can be the best/worst thing for the Focus. It grinds, and throws you in to 2nd gear, unsuspectingly, at low speeds, and has a pretty hard time, stutering at sudden "stop and goes"(i.e california stops), it very well drives like a manual transmission(due to the dual cluth automatic), which like I said, can be a good and bad thing. I also should mention that due to the fact that there is not a torque converter- the Focus can roll backwards on an incline. The car will hold on the brake for 3-5 seconds after letting off the brake in such instances(until you accelerate) but if you don't accelerate, it will let off the brake and you will roll backwards. It doesn't always detect there is an incline(it's pretty good about it) but I've run into instances where I was worried I'd roll into the car behind me because he was too close). The hill mode is nice, esp when going down an incline, instead of braking, push this button, and the transmission will downshift when it detects the car is gaining speed down a a hill. The car looks awesome, and I constantly get complements! But I miss the height and comfort of my Explorer. I would trade back down to one if I wasn't so upside down on this purchase. The PRO's outweigh the CON's, but you will have to learn how to drive this car- Once you do it is a blast to drive. But if you pick this car apart, like I did the first six months of ownership, you will hate his car. It is a very affordable car, and with cheaper cars, you can't hold the same expectations as you would a Cadillac. It's not going to happen for under $25,000K in this class, but you can get a car with alot of gadgets and cool styling! I drove an Explorer before this, so I'm going to obviously rate the Comfort Low, but if your used to it, then you'll love it. Fords are very reliable with my experiences. And the Quality of the Focus is MUCH higher than that of it's competiters(Cruze, Dart, Corolla, Civic, Mazda3). On a side note, There are not alot of cup holders on this car. 2 on the console, and the doors have a space for a water bottle. And the Console is very small compared to the one I was used to."

21 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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