2017 Ford Focus


$16,775 - $23,575
2017 Ford Focus
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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

  • Focus EV's performance and range is increasingly outclassed
  • Particularly with the 1.0-liter engine
  • Underwhelming acceleration
  • Backseat space is tight for adults

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Features & Specs

SE w/EcoBoost 4dr Sedan (1.0L 3cyl Turbo 6M)S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)
Starting MSRP$18,175$16,775$21,175$23,575
MPG34282929
Seating5555
Transmission6-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Fuelgasflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower123 hp @ 6000 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm160 hp @ 6500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.6%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Consumer Rating


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Don’t buy a Focus please the worst car
Horrible experience this car is a piece of crap we have problems since we bought it. We bought it from the Dealer brand new. Problems with the transmission take it all the time and they always say nothing is wrong. Now they are suing Ford Motor Company because a lot of people having same issue but now you suppose have 100 miles warranty but so what, if you take in and they always said is nothing wrong with the car.
Leaks gravel dust and rotten egg smell
Bought car w 12miles in may. I drive a lot, now October with 25k miles. The car leaked severe amounts of gravel dust. Had to have it sealed up. And now it's like the catilyc converter is plugged. Smelling fiercely in and out of the car of rotten eggs. Making me very sick. This is a 2017 brand new car. Love everything else about it. But no reason it should have these problems. Very angry about the situation.
Smooth Daily Driver
I needed a daily driver to replace my previous 16 year old sedan without breaking the bank. My primary concerns are reliable and economical with a secondary for fun to drive. Hence, I found an anomaly, a manual transmission on the dealer lot took a little effort and Google to find. The 3cyl turbo is weak at low RPM's, but comes alive from 3000-6500 and can be quite fun. Pedal placement is atrocious for heal-toe shifting, but the after-market has a fix to realign the throttle pedal. Overall, the engine is raspy and fun at high rev's while economical at normal speeds. EcoBoost folks: You get Eco OR Boost... pick with your right foot! This engine isn't even broken in yet but has achieved amazing combined fuel mileage despite the occasional floggings.

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2017 Ford Focus video

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.

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.

2017 Ford Focus for Sale

Ford Focus 2017 Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) Shadow Black Charcoal Black leather
New 2017Ford FocusTitanium
MSRP:$25,245
Est.Loan: $447/mo
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MSRP:$27,330
Est.Loan: $456/mo
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MSRP:$26,540
Est.Loan: $443/mo
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MSRP:$20,145
Est.Loan: $356/mo
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Dealer Notes

We thank you for considering your next vehicle from Hagerstown Ford. We take pride in making all our vehicles the best they can be. We are the leader in the 4 states area for Ford vehicles. At Hagerstown Ford NO Gimmicks, NO Give Aways, Just Great Deals! Why buy anywhere else? Choose Hagerstown Ford, you ll be glad you did!

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MSRP:$26,140
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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MSRP:$21,650
Est.Loan: $369/mo
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Dealer Notes

NEW 2017 FOCUS SEL SEDAN. OXFORD WHITE WITH CHARCOAL CLOTH SEATS. AUTOMATIC. 2.0L. STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES SYNC 3 MYFORD TOUCH, POWER MOONROOF, SIRIUS, REAR CAMERA, & UPGRADED WHEELS!

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MSRP:$26,540
Est.Loan: $439/mo
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MSRP:$22,945
Est.Loan: $398/mo
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MSRP:$21,285
Est.Loan: $366/mo
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MSRP:$27,530
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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MSRP:$25,745
Est.Loan: $424/mo
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Est.Loan: $461/mo
Shadow Black Charcoal Black leather
New 2017Ford FocusTitanium
MSRP:$25,745
Est.Loan: $430/mo

The front-drive Focus is a stalwart of Ford's product portfolio and it's built to hold down the company's position in what may be the most value-conscious segment of the market: compact sedans and hatchbacks.

Still, there are a few tweaks to the model mix for 2017. A new SEL model includes 17-inch wheels and black-painted trim. And the latest Sync 3 information/navigation/entertainment system with voice recognition technology has been added to the options list. A new addition to the color palette is called "White Gold"; Ford insiders have confirmed to Edmunds that there is no actual gold is in it, however.

Leaving the performance-oriented ST and even higher-performance RS aside for the time being, the regular, gasoline-burning Focus is offered in four trim levels as either a five-door hatchback or four-door sedan. And beyond that there's a five-door all-electric Focus, too.

The base "S" is offered only as a sedan and only with Ford's straightforward 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The SE, SEL and Titanium trim models all come as either a sedan or hatchback with the 2.0-liter engine. But the SE sedan is also offered with Ford's 1.0-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder EcoBoost powerplant rated at 123 hp. The 2.0-liter is backed by either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, while the EcoBoost 1.0-liter comes with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

The  direct-drive one-speed electric Focus uses a 143-hp permanent magnet traction engine.

Fuel economy numbers range widely. The EPA rates the electric model at the equivalent of 107 mpg combined (118 city/96 highway). However, that's limited to a 115-mile range. The manual-transmission, 1.0-liter Ecoboost burns actual gasoline and is rated at 34 mpg combined (30 city/40 highway). The 2.0-liter Focus with the automatic — which will be purchased by the overwhelming majority of buyers — carries an EPA rating of 29 mpg combined (26 city/36 highway). All solid numbers in this class.

The Focus has been part of the North American Ford line since 2000 and this third-generation model went on sale back in 2011. So some newer competitors have advantages over this aging model.

Considering all the choices available in the compact class, making sense of it all can be daunting. That's why Edmunds is here to help with researching your purchase and getting a great deal from a great dealer.

2017 Ford Focus Overview

The 2017 Ford Focus is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include SE w/EcoBoost 4dr Sedan (1.0L 3cyl Turbo 6M), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), and Electric 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2017 Ford Focus?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Ford Focus and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Focus 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Focus.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Ford Focus and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Focus featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2017 Ford Focus?
2017 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)
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2017 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

The 2017 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $17,650. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) is trending $4,001 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) is 22.7% below the MSRP.

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2017 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)
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