2006 Ford Focus

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38 reviews
Available Price Range $1,763-$7,607 Trims12 Combined MPG 26-30 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Focus

Our Take

Introduced for 2000, the European-designed Focus quickly became Ford's top-selling passenger car. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. They include the Z... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sedans and wagons not as sporty as claimed
  • Performance with automatic
  • Side-impact crash-test rating
  • Resale value of S models

Notable Features

  • 136-hp four-cylinder
  • Euro-style handling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Four body styles
  • 151-hp ZX4 ST performance sedan
  • New Street Appearance Package for 2006


Consumer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

Based on 38 reviews

Great Car! Put this one at the top of the list!

by Bobinator3010 from St. Clair Shores, MI on January 26, 2011

This is the best car that I have ever driven because the great fuel economy (above 30 mpg), the comfort, the reliability and price! The car has great features. The audio from even the standard speaker... Read Full Review

12 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

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Focus ZX3 S

Head Restraints and Seats

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Focus ZX3 S

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Focus ZX3 S

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Focus ZX3 S

Overall Rollover Rating
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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