• (4.0) 64 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,676–$7,504
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 27-32
  • Engine: 136-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
2007 Ford Focus

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Ford Focus

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
  • Two new exterior colors
  • Four body styles
  • 151-hp ZX4 ST performance sedan
  • Street Appearance Package

2007 Ford Focus Reviews

Vehicle Overview
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 two-door hatchback, ZX5 four-door hatchback, ZX4 sedan and ZXW wagon. Trim levels include the entry-level S, midrange SE and upscale SES.

Another selection, the ZX4 ST sedan, rides on a performance-oriented suspension that borrows components from the old SVT Focus. The ST's 151-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder exceeds the standard for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles.

Regular Focus models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 136 hp. In states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp version is installed.

For 2007, Ford has increased the available options with two new exterior colors, leather-trimmed sport seats and an Interior Upgrade Package. The Street Appearance Package is available on all but the S trim. All Focus models have a CD/MP3 player, and the optional six-CD changer adds steering-wheel controls.

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Exterior
At 168.5 inches long overall, Focus hatchbacks are nearly 7 inches shorter than the Honda Civic sedan and 10 inches shorter than Toyota's Corolla. Focus sedans measure 175.2 inches from stem to stern.

The front end of the Focus echoes the look of Ford's larger Five Hundred sedan. The headlamps have clear lenses, and the grille displays a diamond pattern. Round fog lamps are installed, and the fascia has a wide, low air intake. S and SE models get 15-inch tires, while the SES holds 16-inch alloy wheels. The ST gets unique 16-inch machined-alloy wheels and all-disc brakes.

Kiwi Green and Aqua Blue exterior colors are new for 2007.


Interior
The Focus' seats are relatively high — part of a long, tall interior that's designed to accommodate taller and older people, despite Ford's emphasis on the youth market. Large doorways ease entry and exit. Big, clearly labeled controls are convenient to reach.

A symmetrical instrument panel greets the driver. The ZX4 ST has optional suede seating surfaces. Sport seats with leather seating surfaces are new for 2007 and are available on the ST sedan and all SE and SES models except the wagon. The sport seats are also part of the new Interior Upgrade Package.

Ford says the Focus not only seats five comfortably, but it's also roomier than key rivals. The backseat folds down to expand cargo capacity. Focus sedans have a 14.8-cubic-foot trunk; hatchbacks promise 17.6 cubic feet of space when the seats are up and nearly 40 cubic feet with the seats folded.


Under the Hood
Ford's 136-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder teams with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. A 151-hp 2.3-liter engine that issues 154 pounds-feet of torque goes into the ZX4 ST sedan, which comes only with a manual gearbox and has a performance-tuned exhaust system.

Safety
Antilock brakes are optional on all models except the ZX4 ST, which includes them as standard equipment. Side-impact airbags are optional.

Driving Impressions
The European heritage of the Focus reveals itself mainly in the car's crisp cornering ability and its roomy, upright, ergonomically oriented interior. Hatchback models look sharper than the sedans.

The manual-shift ZX3 is frisky. It accelerates eagerly from a standstill and is quite spirited for passing and merging. Focus hatchbacks are highly maneuverable and fun to drive. Smooth clutch action and a gearbox that works fairly easily contribute to driving enjoyment.

Ride comfort is firm but above par, and the suspension deals competently with urban bumps. Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. Front-seat headroom is huge.


Focus Wagon
At 178.4 inches long overall, the Focus Wagon is nearly a foot longer than Focus hatchbacks. Wagon models have 73.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity when the seats are folded down and 35.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up. The 136-hp four-cylinder is standard. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 64 reviews

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Only two larger repairs in the 10 years I owned it

by Pat D from Sellersville PA on November 14, 2017

This car is very economical, has really good pep and good in the winter, too. I used it almost every day of the 10 years I owned it.

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Recalls

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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Warranty Coverage

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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