(4.3) 9 reviews
MSRP: $5,186$20,862
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 105
Engine: 143-hp, (electric)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Our Take on the 2013 Ford Focus Electric

Our Take

The Focus Electric is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle, based on the Ford Focus compact hatchback. Ford says the car's range will be "up to 100 miles," but the EPA has rated the car around 76 miles per charge. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf. Like Nissa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No gasoline backup
  • Battery pack significantly limits cargo room
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Likely needs home electrical upgrade for quickest charging

Notable Features

  • All-electric version of Focus compact
  • Four-door hatchback
  • Range up to 76 miles
  • Full charge in as little as four hours
  • Standard navigation system
  • New safety features

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.