2011 Ford Focus

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Key Specs

of the 2011 Ford Focus. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    29-30 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Available Sync multimedia system
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Interior looks and ergonomics
  • Trunk space
  • Solid-feeling ride for a compact

The Bad

  • Audio display screen too far from system's buttons
  • Slow engine response with automatic
  • Soft brake-pedal feel

Notable Features of the 2011 Ford Focus

  • Standard stability control and ABS
  • Selectable ambient lighting available
  • Estimated 35 mpg on highway
  • Coupe discontinued

2011 Ford Focus Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Ford's Focus compact car is sold as a sedan in base S, SE, SES and SEL trims. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

New for 2011
The Focus coupe has been discontinued for 2011.

Exterior
The Focus features Ford's bar-style grille that also appears on the front of the Fusion and Edge. Exterior features include:
  • Standard 15-inch wheels
  • Standard body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Standard chrome grille
  • Optional chrome handles and mirrors
  • Optional power mirrors
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional chrome tailpipe
  • Optional 16- or 17-inch wheels


Interior
All Focus models seat five. A driver's message center with fuel economy readings is standard. The gauges and buttons have blue backlighting. Audio system readouts are consolidated in a dash-top display. Selectable ambient lighting for the cupholders and footwells is available, and the system has seven different hues with which you can customize the look of the interior. All models get a 60/40-split folding rear bench. Interior features include:
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard speed-sensitive volume
  • Standard message center with fuel-economy readouts
  • Standard keyless entry with power locks and trunk release
  • Optional power windows
  • Optional Sync system
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional leather seating


Under the Hood
The Focus is powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 136 pounds-feet of torque. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are ava...
Vehicle Overview
Ford's Focus compact car is sold as a sedan in base S, SE, SES and SEL trims. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.

New for 2011
The Focus coupe has been discontinued for 2011.

Exterior
The Focus features Ford's bar-style grille that also appears on the front of the Fusion and Edge. Exterior features include:
  • Standard 15-inch wheels
  • Standard body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Standard chrome grille
  • Optional chrome handles and mirrors
  • Optional power mirrors
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional chrome tailpipe
  • Optional 16- or 17-inch wheels


Interior
All Focus models seat five. A driver's message center with fuel economy readings is standard. The gauges and buttons have blue backlighting. Audio system readouts are consolidated in a dash-top display. Selectable ambient lighting for the cupholders and footwells is available, and the system has seven different hues with which you can customize the look of the interior. All models get a 60/40-split folding rear bench. Interior features include:
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Standard speed-sensitive volume
  • Standard message center with fuel-economy readouts
  • Standard keyless entry with power locks and trunk release
  • Optional power windows
  • Optional Sync system
  • Optional moonroof
  • Optional leather seating


Under the Hood
The Focus is powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 136 pounds-feet of torque. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions are available.
  • Cleaner 136-hp engine is available (qualifies Focus as a partial zero-emissions vehicle in California)
  • Standard five-speed manual
  • Optional four-speed automatic
  • Optional sport-tuned suspension


Safety
Driving dynamics are enhanced, with a standard electronic stability system on all models. The standard MyKey system, which encourages safer driving for teens, allows parents to limit the vehicle's top speed, add a persistent seat-belt reminder, limit the volume on the stereo to 44 percent of its maximum volume, and have a speed chime activate at 45, 55 or 65 mph. Other safety features include:
  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard side-impact airbags for both rows
  • Standard side curtain airbags for both rows
  • Occupant-sensing airbag inflation regulator



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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Great commuter car.

by Justin2017a from Texas on June 13, 2018

The Focus is great for someone commuting to work every day. The fuel milage is great. The car requires little maintenance. This is the best I ever owned. Read full review

(5.0)

Great Little Economy car

by Flashesbuck from Cleveland Ohio on June 8, 2018

Over the 3 Ford Foci i have owned, this has been my favorite. Grate car. As reliable as a Honda Civie or Corolla of the same generation. The Focus prior to this, and after this had a few more issues, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2011 Ford Focus currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Ford Focus has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Focus received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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