• (3.7) 46 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,513$6,857
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26-30
  • Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2006 Ford Focus

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Focus

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 ZX3 three-door hatchback, ZX5 five-door hatchback, ZX4 sedan and ZXW wagon. Trim levels include the e... 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

2006 Ford Focus Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 46 reviews

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Still Great Transportation in 2014

by Mr. Focus 2 from CT on March 15, 2014

Nearing 100,000 miles on it now and it still runs great! One repair of Power Steering Pump in all these years, expect this car to last a good long time into the future. Granted, a large part of having... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Ford Focus Safety Ratings

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 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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