• (4.6) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,595–$10,895
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29-30
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2011 Ford Focus

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Ford Focus

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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


Average based on 37 reviews

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Easy car to maintain for the money

by Patrick from Prior Lake, MN on November 15, 2017

I really enjoy these cars. This would be our second one and granted the other one finally hit the "cost to repair outweighs it's worth" mark, but we easily put 50,000 miles on that car and it was a sa... Read Full Review

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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