• (4.8) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,547$21,567
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 105
  • Engine: 143-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2012 Ford Focus Electric

Our Take on the 2012 Ford Focus Electric

The Focus Electric is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle, based on the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus compact hatchback. Ford says the car's range will be "up to 100 miles," but the EPA hasn't rated the car yet. Nissan made the same claim for its Leaf electric car... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Gradual national rollout
  • No gasoline backup
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Requires home electrical upgrade

Notable Features

  • All-electric version of Focus compact
  • Four-door hatchback
  • Range up to 100 miles
  • Full charge in three to four hours
  • Standard navigation system
  • Best Buy to provide charger installation

2012 Ford Focus Electric Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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Ford Electric Focus

by First All Electric Auto from New Hope, MN on August 12, 2013

Very happy with the Ford Electric Focus. I installed a Level 2 charger and the car charges in less than 3 hours. The regenerative braking adds energy back into the batteries at a rate of about 1 mile ... Read Full Review

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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