2014 Ford Focus

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2014 Ford Focus
2014 Ford Focus

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Styling
  • Handling
  • Braking
  • High-rev power
  • Interior quality
  • Low noise levels

The bad:

  • Modest interior room
  • Forward visibility
  • Added cost for 40 mpg
  • Off-the-line acceleration
  • Sync, MyFord Touch

3 trims

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Notable features

  • High-performance Focus ST
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback styles
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Highway mpg as high as 40
  • Self-parking option

2014 Ford Focus review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Sedan and hatchback body styles of the Ford Focus are available, and the five-seat car competes in a crowded class that includes the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Subaru Impreza and Toyota Corolla. A high-performance, turbocharged version of the car dubbed Focus ST is also offered.
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New for 2014
A Sport Appearance Package for the Focus SE trim level includes sport cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an available rear spoiler. 
Exterior Highlights

  • Four-door sedan and hatchback body styles
  • Standard 15-inch steel rims; optional 16-, 17- and 18-inch wheels
  • Optional rear spoiler
  • Optional moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Standard cloth upholstery; optional leather upholstery in higher trim levels
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Standard one-piece folding backseat; 60/40-split version optional
  • Optional remote start
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional MyFord Touch and Sync multimedia system
  • Optional self-parking system

Under the Hood

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 160 horsepower and 146 pounds-feet of torque
  • Five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Engine runs on regular gas
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control

Focus ST

Ford added the high-performance Focus ST to its car lineup last year. It’s powered by a 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 270 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is the only available transmission.

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Honeycomb front grille
  • Reworked suspension with upgraded shock absorbers and springs
  • Stability system has three modes to choose from, including an intermediate setting that turns traction control off and intrudes only when absolutely necessary
  • Available Recaro sport seats

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 3.6
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.6

Most recent consumer reviews

2.1

Worst car EVER MADE

The transmission issues are insane , I've had my car fixed 5 times now . They kept my car two months cause parts were on back order . They gave me no rental. Also my car is locking me out by itself . I went to take groceries in and the car locked me out I had to climb in through the sun roof . Ford refuses to acknowledge this and fix it. I will never buy another Ford again

4.7

Saddened by its Loss.

I purchased my 2014 Ford Focus SE four years ago with 76k miles and its done exceptional well even though its exceeded 100K miles. It saddened me that I only had five months left from its payoff. I was truly looking forward to having it as a second vehicle prior to retirement. The radio went out first, followed by the backup sensor and lastly the internal clutch of the transmission. Ms. Blue has done well for its service until now. It feels like a loss of a family member.

2.9

Do not buy!!

Bought this car new in June 2014. Had the transmission repaired several times while under warranty (hesitating when starting out). Last month, with only 71,000 miles on it, the whole transmission went. Ford Wanted 3050.00 to fix. I was also told that the part needed was on back order with no idea when it would come in. I wound up selling it for scrap for &1000.00. It was a shame because everything else was in great shape.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
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.
Powertrain
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
Yes
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