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2015 Ford Focus Electric

$12,928 — $17,632 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
105 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2015 Ford Focus Electric exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Ford Focus Electric
  • All-electric version of Focus compact
  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Range up to 76 miles
  • Full charge in as little as 3.5 hours
  • Navigation system standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Focus Electric hatchback is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle. The EPA has rated the car at 76 miles per charge. Ford estimates that a depleted Focus Electric battery pack will recharge in 3.5 hours using a 240-volt charging station. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New for 2015
New standard features include a leather-wrapped parking brake handle, automatically locking doors, rear disc brakes, hill-start assist, an alarm and HD Radio. The rear of the car has been restyled with new taillights, a revised bumper and an updated spoiler. Changes to the cabin include a new center console and center control panel.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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 cloth seats; leather upholstery available
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Configurable twin LCD screens flanking speedometer
  • Sony stereo
  • Sync with MyFord Touch technology
  • Push-button start
  • Two USB ports
  • Cabin can be preheated or precooled on grid power before a trip, conserving d...
Vehicle Overview

The Focus Electric hatchback is Ford's first consumer-oriented battery-electric vehicle. The EPA has rated the car at 76 miles per charge. Ford estimates that a depleted Focus Electric battery pack will recharge in 3.5 hours using a 240-volt charging station. Its primary competitor is the Nissan Leaf.

New for 2015
New standard features include a leather-wrapped parking brake handle, automatically locking doors, rear disc brakes, hill-start assist, an alarm and HD Radio. The rear of the car has been restyled with new taillights, a revised bumper and an updated spoiler. Changes to the cabin include a new center console and center control panel.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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 cloth seats; leather upholstery available
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Touch-screen navigation system
  • Configurable twin LCD screens flanking speedometer
  • Sony stereo
  • Sync with MyFord Touch technology
  • Push-button start
  • Two USB ports
  • 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

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Driver's knee airbag
  • Backup camera
  • Rear parking sensors

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Ford Focus Electric currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Ford Focus Electric has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs 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

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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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