2014 Ford Focus Electric

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Based on capable gas car
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit
  • Rapid charging times (240 volts)
  • Off-peak charging capability

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford Focus Electric

  • 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

2014 Ford Focus Electric Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Focus Electric is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle, based on the Ford Focus compact hatchback. The EPA has rated the car around 76 miles per charge. Ford estimates that a depleted Focus Electric battery pack will recharge in as little as four hours using a 240-volt home charging station. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New For 2014
There are no changes for the 2014 model year.

Exterior Highlights

  • Shares similar shape with the gas-only Focus hatchback
  • Charging port on driver-side front fender surrounded by LED charging display
  • Distinctive front grille, more aerodynamic nose
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • LED running lamps with high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • "Electric" badges

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five in standard cloth seats; leather upholstery available
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Configurable, twin LCD screens flanking speedometer
  • Sony audio
  • Sync with MyFord Touch technology
  • Push-button start
  • Cabin can be preheated or precooled on grid power before a trip, conserving driving range

Under the Hood

  • 23-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with liquid heating and cooling to maximize range and battery life
  • 143-horsepower electric motor
  • Top speed of 84 mph
  • Regenerative braking
  • 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger for 240-volt charging
  • 120-volt charging cord for common household outlets and slower charging
  • Single-speed autom...
Vehicle Overview

The Focus Electric is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle, based on the Ford Focus compact hatchback. The EPA has rated the car around 76 miles per charge. Ford estimates that a depleted Focus Electric battery pack will recharge in as little as four hours using a 240-volt home charging station. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New For 2014
There are no changes for the 2014 model year.

Exterior Highlights

  • Shares similar shape with the gas-only Focus hatchback
  • Charging port on driver-side front fender surrounded by LED charging display
  • Distinctive front grille, more aerodynamic nose
  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires
  • LED running lamps with high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Rear spoiler
  • "Electric" badges

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five in standard cloth seats; leather upholstery available
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Configurable, twin LCD screens flanking speedometer
  • Sony audio
  • Sync with MyFord Touch technology
  • Push-button start
  • Cabin can be preheated or precooled on grid power before a trip, conserving driving range

Under the Hood

  • 23-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with liquid heating and cooling to maximize range and battery life
  • 143-horsepower electric motor
  • Top speed of 84 mph
  • Regenerative braking
  • 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger for 240-volt charging
  • 120-volt charging cord for common household outlets and slower charging
  • Single-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors

 


Latest 2014 Focus Electric Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

town car, easy to drive, excellent aeromatic shape

by GNFORDF from AMMAN on February 13, 2018

very nice exterior and interior , easy driving .Parts of the electric focus match the petrol version Read full review

(5.0)

No more gas stations

by Valerie from Sacramento, CA on September 7, 2017

Imagine driving by gas stations and waving instead of stopping. That's me, now that I own an Electric Focus. And, there are many places with free electricity in Sacramento, including my employer. In ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford Focus Electric currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford Focus Electric Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Ford
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Focus Electric received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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