19 reviews
2004 Ford Focus
2004 Ford Focus
Available Price Range $1,169-$6,653 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 24-31 SeatsN/A

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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by focustech from Dallas, Texas on April 27, 2011

This is my second svt focus and my 5th focus overall, I have enjoyed all but one of them(2006). The most recent one is an 04 svt 3 door. It has the winter package with heated seats, they need a low se... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


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