2007 Ford Focus

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2007 Ford Focus

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Maneuverability
  • Interior space
  • Hatchback versatility
  • Distinctive styling

The bad:

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

11 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • ZX5 S

  • ZX4 ST

  • ZX4 S

  • ZX5 SES

  • ZX4 SE

  • ZX5 SE

  • ZX4 SES

  • S


  • SE


  • ST


  • SES


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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 review: Our expert's take


For those of us with a car-as-appliance mind-set — cars are bought for utility, price and expected service, like a toaster or refrigerator — the Ford Focus, since its introduction as a 2000 model, has been one of America’s most popular choices. Ford sold more than 177,000 of them in 2006, not bad for a vehicle that has had only minor updates since it was introduced.

The Focus is due for its most extensive freshening yet for the 2008 model year, but because the basic platform will remain, the changes will be more cosmetic than mechanical. Even so, Ford is offering attractive incentives to keep the ’07 Focus moving, so for the car-as-appliance folks, less concerned than most with having the latest and greatest, the Focus might be particularly appealing right now.

The Focus is indeed a workhorse, but in midlevel SE trim, as the test car was, it is not that much fun to drive. Steering feel is rubbery and handling is less precise than in its competitors, but the powertrain — a 2.0-liter, 136-horsepower four-cylinder engine, with a four-speed automatic transmission — works just fine. Uplevel Focus models have an even better 2.3-liter four-cylinder shared with Mazda, but for everyday driving, this 2.0-liter gets the job done. And it does it with very good mileage — 27 miles per gallon in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, on regular gasoline.

Inside, the Focus SE is basic and a bit plastic-heavy; in the test car, the flimsy little folding center console was already showing signs of wear. Cloth-covered front bucket seats are fine, and rear-seat room isn’t bad for a car this size. Trunk space is also generous.

On the road, the Focus is large enough to make highway driving comfortable and secure. The test model had the optional $750 “safety package,” which included side air bags and anti-lock brakes. It also had the $225 “convenience group,” which provided cruise control and a tilting steering wheel. Standard stuff included air conditioning, a good AM-FM stereo with CD player, remote keyless entry, and power locks and windows.

Base price on the Focus SE is $15,070, and with options and $595 shipping, plus a $400 discount for the safety package, the total price was $17,055. But, as mentioned, you can do a lot better than that with discounts and rebates.

The Focus SE is a solid little car that is beginning to show its age. How much 2008’s face-lift will correct that remains to be seen, but the current model still gets the job done, and cheaply.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Great little car

This is the second Focus that I have owned. She was a hand me down from my parents, who owned her since 2009. It was primarily used by as the "kid car". She sat for almost two years before I got her,, so she has a bit of rust now from the north-east winters. However, she is still going strong despite being over a decade old at this point. The only major thing wrong with her is the rust, but her engine and transmission are just fine. The only thing I would say is that if you drive in snow, you have to splurge and get snow tires. Other than that great on gas and has never broken down despite being rather elderly at this point.


Worst purchase of my life

I hate it since the transmission blew with only 48000 miles! I purchased this piece of junk with only eight miles on odometer. It was maintained properly so it would last for several years but due to cost of towing, rental cars, mechanics at ford dealership & replace transmission, it destroyed my credit & due to disabled with MS, has left me stuck with an unreliable piece of junk that I can’t be trusted to go on any trip out of my town!


Reliable car for my needs

This vehicle is what I need to satisfy my needs. Great buy for the money . Very well maintained, interior was surprisingly very clean , upholstery no food or tears . Carpet was not worn .

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Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
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