(3.7) 24 reviews
MSRP: $1,267$6,639
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 24-31
Engine: 110-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Ford Focus

Our Take on the 2004 Ford Focus

Our Take

Introduced for 2001, the European-designed Focus quickly displaced the Escort as Ford’s top-selling passenger car. It quickly ranked second in company sales behind the midsize Taurus. The front-wheel-drive compact comes as a four-door sedan, a two-door ZX3 or a four-door ZX5 hatchback, and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance with automatic
  • Frontal-offset crash-test rating in two-door model
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Euro-style handling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Variety of body styles
  • Available high-performance SVT model


Our Expert Reviews

Is it souped yet? Ford and others are making a furious push into the sport accessories market. Sport compact "tuner" car culture - a la "The Fast and the Furious" - emerged in the mid-'90s when a generation of new drivers began fixing up their beloved first cars, mostly used Honda Civics, Preludes and Accords. These cars, while exceptionally sound mechanically, were about as sexy as ... Read full review for the 2004 Ford Focus

Consumer Reviews


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Pleasantly satisfied

by ortrucker40 from Keizer, OR on December 7, 2010

I bought this Focus in May 2010. It's a ZTS (4-dr sedan), 5 speed manual, 2.3 liter engine, fully loaded. You wouldn't know it by it's looks, but it's quick. Handling is second to none. The cloth sea... Read Full Review

13 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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