• (3.9) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $939$6,363
  • 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

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

2004 Ford Focus Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

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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 Trim Levels Available

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2004 Ford Focus Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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