2011 Ford Focus

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2011 Ford Focus
2011 Ford Focus

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • S


  • SE


  • SES


  • SEL


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Notable features

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

2011 Ford Focus review: Our expert's take

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.

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

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

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


i love this car

this car is a very good first car for a teenager and as a teenager whos first car is this car i think im qualified to say that. its good on gas, has plenty of speed, and has a pretty great sound system for just a stock sound system


Owned since 2012

Bought it with about 20k miles. Now have 167k. No serious issues other than hitting a couple deer with it. Interior started falling apart around 150k miles. Driver's side door handle broke($20 fix), alot of wear and tear on driver's side leather seat. But I've had zero problems with the engine. Just some battery problems, the connections started rusting and falling apart. I had to put in new connections on the battery.


Phenomenal Value and Style

I purchased this car for $5,000 with a four-cylinder and 5-speed manual. I am in love! Ford made so many focuses that part availability and repair costs are both kept to a minimum. The interior styling is surprisingly nice, especially compared to other compact/economy cars on the market. I gave the reliability rating 4 stars only because it did have an issue with engine cooling (fan motors blew out) that is apparently not an isolated issue. This is something to consider, but that being said, I repaired the fan motor assembly myself with only intermediate mechanical knowledge in about 2 hours total. For the money, the car is stylish, reliable, and SUPER good on gas (40+ on the highway if you go 67ish!!). I would buy this car again in a second, as long as you don't mind the trade-off in space. This is not a vehicle that you want to spend a long time in with 4 people, but for 1-2 people on long trips, it is a perfect traveling companion!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
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.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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