31 reviews
2009 Ford Focus
2009 Ford Focus
Available Price Range $2,978-$9,830 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 29 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Ford Focus

Our Take

Ford's Focus compact car was restyled in 2008, gaining a new look inside and out. The vehicle is sold either as a sedan or coupe. The sedan is available in base S, SE, SES and SEL trims. For 2009, the Focus coupe is available in SE and SES trims. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Hon... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gas pedal vibrates when engine revs high
  • Driver's-side rear visibility in coupe
  • Gauge legibility during the day
  • Some shiny plastic trim in cabin
  • ABS not standard

Notable Features

  • Sedan or coupe body style
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional voice-operated Sync system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The Ford Focus is one of those small cars that's fun to drive even though it doesn't have a high-horsepower engine. It gets good gas mileage, it has comfortable seats and its interior lighting looks great. So why can I only give it a partial thumbs-up? Despite the Focus' positive traits, a number of issues drag down my overall opinion of this car. The Focus is offered in sedan an... Read full review for the 2009 Ford Focus

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 31 reviews

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Best Gas Mileage

by noelft from North Tonawanda,NY on January 25, 2010

Can't complain about this car, my wife needed a car with good gas mileage for work and this car delivers.Drives very good in the snow,we get a lot here,handling is excellent and has everything she nee... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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