Ford Focus

Ford Focus

About Ford Focus

In the competitive field of compact cars, Ford’s 2016 Focus sedan and hatchback remain remarkably competitive, offering a wide assortment of trims, powertrains and price ranges. With fresh styling, a tech-rich interior and a reasonable price tag, the Focus has all it needs to challenge cars like the Dodge Dart, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic. From the fuel-efficient 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the SE, to the tire-scorching power of the all-wheel-drive RS, the Focus is able to stare down just about every competitor. Then again, the Focus has no answer to the sporty Honda Civic and Kia Forte coupes, nor the affordable all-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza wagon.

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.

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"

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Traded in my Beemer for a focus

By on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Completely redesigned, technology, quality parts"

Cons: "a little tight"

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

"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."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best car in its class

By on Monday, April 7, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"The Good: I have owned the Focus for almost two years. Immediately after buying it, my girlfriend and I took it on a road trip from Ohio to California and back. The car is roomy enough, quiet, gets great gas mileage, is fun to drive, very direct steering and is loaded with features. I perform the regular maintenance myself and have had to do nothing but three oil changes, so my two year cost of ownership is a whopping $120. I average about 34.5 mpg with about 70%/30% city to highway which it well above the EPA estimates. The Bad: I have needed the clutch assembly to be replaced at 18,000 miles (its the auto) but Ford took care of it under warranty. No problems since and from what most are saying now the problem was fixed after seal replacements. Mine was on of the first years in a new revamp, so you have to expect difficulties especially on a new drivetrain. Overall: This has been a great car compared to my 2002 Corolla. It is unbeatable in its class for style, comfort and overall reliability. Do not be afraid of reviews on the automatics, most of the reviews are leftover from when the car was released and the ST stole the show. Take it for a test drive and you will be happy with making the decision of getting yourself one too."

84 people out of 97 found this review helpful

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