2014 Ford Focus

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$16,810

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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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Our 2014 Ford Focus trim comparison will help you decide.

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 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

2.4

Worst car I have ever owned

This car has had problems since the day I bought it. Brand new and yet had clutch issues for the moment I drove it off the dealership. Had the clutch replaced twice, still has issues. Gas mileage unimpressive.

1.9

Shuttering problem

My car has a shuttering problem. It started 5 months after l purchased it. When my car reached 100,000 miles Ford sent me a letter stating they won’t fix the problem because my warranty is up. My question is why would a defect in the car be under warranty? I don’t understand why Ford would do this let alone sell the cars knowing there was a problem which cannot be fixed. My problem now is l can’t afford to have the the shuttering taken care of. At the time l purchased the car l was working. Now l am retired and live on Social Security. I don’t understand why Ford could do this to people. It shows they don’t care about what they do to the people who buy their vehicles.

4.9

A fun car to drive.

I love these cars, bought a 2014 new but didnt like the quirky transmission (I was driving lyft) so I traded it. Since then I currently own three others. One has a five speed manual, My favorite, the other two ford fixed the dual clutch and they are fine. I like these cars because they are very reliable and get great mileage.

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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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