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Ford Focus

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The Ford Focus compact car has been sold for nearly 20 years, attracting first-time drivers, city-dwellers and those seeking the practicality of a hatchback or wagon. Inexpensive, simple to operate and easy to drive, the Focus is offered in hatchback and sedan body styles. Ford continues to offer an all-electric version of the Focus, as well as sporty versions for buyers who crave more excitement. 

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Focus - 2 Generations

2012–2018 Focus

Redesigned in 2012
2012–2018 Focus Generation, 2018 Ford Focus model shown Showing the 2018 Ford Focus

After 11 years the Focus finally received a complete redesign for 2012. The new Focus brought sleek new looks and the return of the hatchback body style. New technology options, like a self-parking system, Sync connectivity and the MyFord Touch multimedia system, were also offered. A sporty Focus ST hatchback joined the family in 2013, bringing more aggressive styling, Recaro-brand seats, a six-speed manual and 252 horsepower from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In 2015, the Focus received a light styling refresh and a newly available turbocharged three-cylinder engine. A high-performance Focus RS debuted in 2016 making 350 hp with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder.

  • MSRP Range $17,950–$24,470
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 77 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29-34
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2018
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback body styles
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Turbo three-cylinder engine option
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Performance-oriented ST and RS versions
  • MSRP Range $16,775–$24,075
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 159 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29-34
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

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  • Current List Price $7,458–$18,618
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 100 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2016
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions
  • Turbo three-cylinder engine option
  • New Sync 3 multimedia system
  • Automatic transmission available with three-cylinder
  • Current List Price $8,482–$16,494
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 106 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2015
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback
  • Updated styling for 2015
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions
  • New turbo 3-cylinder engine option
  • Updated electronic safety systems
  • Current List Price $6,344–$14,988
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 270 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2014
  • High-performance Focus ST
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback styles
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Highway mpg as high as 40
  • Self-parking option
  • Current List Price $5,025–$13,597
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.6) 227 reviews
  • Combined MPG 30-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2013
  • New high-performance Focus ST
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback styles
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Highway mpg as high as 40
  • Self-parking option
  • Current List Price $4,519–$11,959
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 295 reviews
  • Combined MPG 31-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan

Notable Features in 2012
  • Fully redesigned for 2012
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback styles
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Highway mpg as high as 40
  • Self-parking option

2000–2011 Focus

Redesigned in 2000
Showing the 2011 Ford Focus

Designed by Ford’s European division, the Focus bowed in the U.S. at the turn of the millennium. Initially offered in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles, the Focus was a small, affordable, practical and spacious car. Base Focus models were pretty Spartan, but higher trim levels brought upgraded features like power windows and locks, air conditioning, alloy wheels, keyless entry and better sound systems. In 2002, the high-performance Focus SVT debuted with 170 hp, a six-speed manual, an upgraded suspension and unique styling cues. A mid-cycle refresh came in 2005, bringing updates to the interior and exterior, plus a sporty new ZX4 ST sedan to replace the SVT model. Another refresh came in 2008, along with the debut of a coupe body style and the dropping of the hatchback and wagon. Stability control and antilock brakes became standard on all versions in 2010.

  • Current List Price $3,288–$10,104
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 52 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29-30
  • Body Styles:

    Sedan

Notable Features in 2011
  • Standard stability control and ABS
  • Selectable ambient lighting available
  • Estimated 35 mpg on highway
  • Coupe discontinued
  • Current List Price $2,934–$9,450
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 92 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe, Sedan

Notable Features in 2010
  • Standard stability control and ABS
  • Selectable ambient lighting available
  • Sedan or coupe
  • Estimated 35 mpg on highway
  • Current List Price $2,686–$8,866
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe, Sedan

Notable Features in 2009
  • Sedan or coupe body style
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional voice-operated Sync system
  • Current List Price $2,276–$8,168
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 78 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe, Sedan

Notable Features in 2008
  • Restyled inside and out for 2008
  • New coupe version
  • Selectable ambient lighting available
  • Available only as sedan and coupe
  • Current List Price $1,579–$7,127
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 78 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Notable Features in 2007
  • 136-hp four-cylinder
  • Euro-style handling
  • Two new exterior colors
  • Four body styles
  • 151-hp ZX4 ST performance sedan
  • Street Appearance Package
  • Current List Price $1,304–$6,860
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 26-30
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Notable Features in 2006
  • 136-hp four-cylinder
  • Euro-style handling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Four body styles
  • 151-hp ZX4 ST performance sedan
  • New Street Appearance Package for 2006
  • Current List Price $1,071–$6,487
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 49 reviews
  • Combined MPG 27-30
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Notable Features in 2005
  • New 136-hp four-cylinder
  • Euro-style handling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Four body styles
  • New 151-hp ZX4 ST performance sedan
  • Current List Price $1,151–$6,175
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 35 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Notable Features in 2004
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Euro-style handling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Variety of body styles
  • Available high-performance SVT model
  • Current List Price $838–$6,522
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 60 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Focus Articles
  • Current List Price $662–$5,642
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 48 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Focus Articles
  • Current List Price $204–$6,064
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.8) 36 reviews
  • Combined MPG 28-32
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Focus Articles
  • Current List Price $408–$5,676
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 33 reviews
  • Combined MPG 29-31
  • Body Styles:

    Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon

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