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2011 Ford Focus Consumer Reviews

4.7
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My third Focus

by from Upstate New York on November 19, 2010

My 2011 is the third Focus we've owned, previously had a 2007 and 2004. There was not much difference between the 04 and 07 so I was really not expecting to be wowed this time when we traded in the 07...
My 2011 is the third Focus we've owned, previously had a 2007 and 2004. There was not much difference between the 04 and 07 so I was really not expecting to be wowed this time when we traded in the 07 because it had 60K miles on it. But - I love this '11 Focus, and it feels like "more car." It is a little bigger, the windshield and rear window are larger, the sightlines are terrific. The seats are ergonomic and so much more comfortable, great back support. The dash panel is fantastic, the car is quiet and rides solid. The heater is so efficient I had to turn the heat down (we live in the cold Northeast...upstate New York). Exterior is classy and sharp. Just love it. Great car for the money. I am expecting no major mechanical problems, as I had none with the two previous Focuses. Great job Ford and you didn't take any Federal bailout money, good for you! Sticking with Ford.
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First Ford I've Driven Since 1969

by from Wake Forest, NC on November 16, 2010

I bought a white Focus SE and have driven it 2,600 miles. Gas mileage is excellent: 36.3 MPG average so far. Power is adequate, and with a 5-speed is more than adequate for my needs. Handling is tight...
I bought a white Focus SE and have driven it 2,600 miles. Gas mileage is excellent: 36.3 MPG average so far. Power is adequate, and with a 5-speed is more than adequate for my needs. Handling is tight and stable. I like the styling outside and in, especially the wheels and interior lighting at night. The Sync hands-off phone is interesting, and I've enjoyed the Sirius radio. I'm a Civil War re-enactor, and the fold-down rear seats allow me to carry musket and tent poles in style, and even a passenger if he rode behind the driver. The trunk is more than adequate. I'm looking forward to driving this car for many years.
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Saved a life

by from on January 16, 2011

Excellent safety features on the SE, side curtain airbags and crumple zones did their job. My son walked away from a horrendous meeting with a power pole.
Excellent safety features on the SE, side curtain airbags and crumple zones did their job. My son walked away from a horrendous meeting with a power pole.
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Worth A Look!

by from Burlington,Ky on March 22, 2011

The 2011 Focus offers alot of bang for little $$$! Mine is the SE sedan version nicely equiped, and including the new SYNC system. Unlike the Civic and Fit, this car is QUIET, and rides exceptionally ...
The 2011 Focus offers alot of bang for little $$$! Mine is the SE sedan version nicely equiped, and including the new SYNC system. Unlike the Civic and Fit, this car is QUIET, and rides exceptionally obetter than the Mazda 3, and Nissan Sentra, and Versa. Of all the competitors I've mentioned, ONLY the Versa rivaled the '11 focus in price, after rebates. I have averaged 35 mpg so far, better than the 26 avg, on my wifes 04 Matrix. Quality is superior in this car, it seems like a larger,heavier car, when you drive it. It also has a relatively ease of accsess/egress, and great visibility, though the Fit, and Versa, have an edge on that. Plenty of cargo room, even when you don't fold down the split rear seats. Performance is good, though, similar, to the competition. SYNC works nicely, to make/recieve calls, and listen to music, or for traveling (navigation feature). Road manners are secure, QUIET, and comfortable, less sporty, than the Civic, Fit, Mazda 3, more along the lines of the Sentra, Versa, Corrolla, or Yaris. Transmission, and Engine worked nicely together..SMOOOOTH! This car is a great value, but, a completely redesigned 2012 version is already available, and it looks to be even more superior, than its predecessor!!! Bottom line, the Focus either an '11, or '12, is worth a look!
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Great little car

by from Wolcott, CT. on March 4, 2011

I have always been one for the bigger more powerful cars. This one is the smallest I would go and has just enough power to be considered ok. But thats where it stops. It is great on gas, gets my famil...
I have always been one for the bigger more powerful cars. This one is the smallest I would go and has just enough power to be considered ok. But thats where it stops. It is great on gas, gets my family of four around with ease, Has a beautiful look with the se sport package and up models, Has a large trunk for it's size, and handels very well even without a sway bar. The sync system is a great option although it can be tricky to get used to due to having to say certain words or it can be confused by certain words. I am very happy with this car.
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focus

by from Belton mo on June 30, 2011

We like how you can talk through cell on the radio. Also how it drives. The comfort is awesome and so is the style.
We like how you can talk through cell on the radio. Also how it drives. The comfort is awesome and so is the style.
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Great Milage excellent value

by from Boynton Beach, Fl on April 26, 2011

I drive about 1,000 miles per week. Mainly highway miles. Car is not even 3 months old and I have put 10,000 miles on it. Getting 50 mpg on the highway @ 55 - 60 mph. MPG goes to low 40's at 70 mph. G...
I drive about 1,000 miles per week. Mainly highway miles. Car is not even 3 months old and I have put 10,000 miles on it. Getting 50 mpg on the highway @ 55 - 60 mph. MPG goes to low 40's at 70 mph. Got the Focus SE with sync out the door including tax for about $14k can't beat the value. A/C really cold, great sound system, blue tooth, USB with SAT radio free for six months, power windows, cruise control etc. Look the 2011 is not very sporty or may have great exterior looks but it's saving me money. I'm in the car over 2 hours a day and it's extremely comfortable. I don't think you can find a better value from the top imports in this class Honda, Toyota, or Mazda. Hope the car lasts and that I don't kill it with all the milage.
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Love this car

by from Northern Ca on February 16, 2011

Because of a now limited income and no need for my 2006 F250 , I traded for a 2011 Ford Focus. This is a fun car to drive, easy to handle, takes the hills where I live without a "grunt",and can get me...
Because of a now limited income and no need for my 2006 F250 , I traded for a 2011 Ford Focus. This is a fun car to drive, easy to handle, takes the hills where I live without a "grunt",and can get me out of trouble if needed with it's quick response. The fact that it gets over 30mph in cold weather and with hills everywhere we go helps too.
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Good Driving vehicle

by from Dallas, TX on May 22, 2011

I bought my new 2011 focus SES gray in feb. It is a great vehicle! The exterior looks awesome I have the SES version with the sport suspension and the 17in dark alloy wheels. It drives and corners gre...
I bought my new 2011 focus SES gray in feb. It is a great vehicle! The exterior looks awesome I have the SES version with the sport suspension and the 17in dark alloy wheels. It drives and corners great no problems. The interior is comfortable with cloth seats. The SYNC system is really helpful in traffic or long trips I can play my music off my phone through the system and the turn by turn directions that is standard with all sync systems is very helpful. Everything about this vehicle is awesome! The value is great! Automatic does have a lil lag in the throttle but i get 40 hwy and 30 city in mine and i live in dallas! that is great
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SEL a great Choice

by from Atlanta, Ga on August 4, 2011

Bought 2011 in September last year when there was big discounts. I actually went to look at Fusion but the deal on this car was too good to pass up. SEL has every option except an in dash navigation s...
Bought 2011 in September last year when there was big discounts. I actually went to look at Fusion but the deal on this car was too good to pass up. SEL has every option except an in dash navigation system. But I can use Synch for that. Car gets much better gas mileage then advertised. I am getting 30mpg city and 40mpg highway. Car feels solid and rides very quiet and smooth for a little car, but handling is more european. Not as pretty as the 2012 Focus, but also was much cheaper to buy. Love the sunroof, the upgraded stereo, synch, heated leather seats, and especially the gas mileage. I love to pass those gas stations. Trunk space is good as well. My only little issue with the car is that when you hit the remote to ope the trunk, it doesn't open all the way up, you have to lift it, but that is a minor detail. Everyone that has riden in the car is suprised about how nice it is. This is a great car for the money!
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