pros & cons

pros

  • Rides comfortably for a small car
  • Feels sporty and secure when going around turns
  • Interior is quiet at highway speeds
  • Lots of available upscale and high-tech options

cons

  • Backseat space is tight for adults
  • Underwhelming acceleration
  • Particularly with the 1.0-liter engine
  • Focus EV's performance and range is increasingly outclassed
Ford Focus Sedan MSRP: $18175
Based on the SE Manual FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 34
Transmission Manual
Drive Train Front Wheel Drive
Displacement 1 L
Passenger Volume 103.2 cu ft
Wheelbase 104 in
Length 178 in
Width 71 in
Height 57 in
Curb Weight 2974 lbs
Ford Focus Sedan MSRP: $18175
Based on the SE Manual FWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Rear Bench Seats
  • Back-up camera
  • Trip Computer
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control
  • USB Inputs

Ford Focus 2017

2017 Ford Focus Expert Rundown

Looking for a compact car with a comfortable ride, sporty handling and lots of high-tech interior options? The 2017 Ford Focus might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Transcript

TRAVIS LANGNESS: I'm Travis Langness, Edmunds editor. And here's our Expert Rundown of the 2017 Ford Focus. Ford Focus is essentially unchanged this year, other than a few alterations to trim levels and features availability. The Focus has a great balance between a comfortable ride and feeling sporty and secure when going around turns. That's not something you get a lot in the compact car class, and we praise the Ford for it. The interior's quiet at highway speeds. And there's lots of available high tech features. Unfortunately, the back seat room is tight for adults. And there's not a lot of cargo space. There is, however, a hatchback variant that you can get if you need more room for your stuff. On the inside, there's an easy to use touchscreen and intuitive voice controls. In the past, Ford's SYNC technology was difficult to use. But lately, it's become a lot easier. The bottom line is the Ford Focus is a class leader for us. It's got a good balance between handling and comfort as well as excellent fuel economy. If you can get over the marginal acceleration, we definitely recommend it. For more reviews of key competitors, go to YouTube and check out more of the Edmunds Expert Rundowns.

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safety & reliability

5 star overall rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Overall
Driver
Passenger

Side Barrier Rating

Overall
Driver
Passenger

Rollover

Rollover
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk Of Rollover
11.6%

Side Crash Rating

Overall

Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

Front Seat
Rear Seat
No information currently available.
Side Impact Test
P
M
A
G
Good
Roof Strength Test
P
M
A
G
Good
Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint
P
M
A
G
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results
P
M
A
G
Acceptable
Moderate Overlap Front Test Results
P
M
A
G
Good
Initial Quality - Overall
3
Overall Quality - Mechanical
2
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
2
Features and Accessories - Mechanical
5
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
2
Overall Quality - Design
4
Features and Accessories - Design
5
Powertrain Quality - Design
2
Body & Interior - Design
3
Ratings are based on J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the 2017 Ford Focus.