2017 Ford Focus Electric

$29,120 - $29,120
2017 Ford Focus


  • 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


  • 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

Electric 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)
Starting MSRP$29,120
Transmission1-speed direct drive


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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I love my 2016 Ford Focus Electric!
I leased my 2016 Ford Focus Electric from a dealer in Portland, OR in October, 2016 and I truly love it. If you are looking for an electric vehicle I highly recommend it. I drove the Nissan Leaf, VW Golf-e, and Fiat 500e and the Focus Electric was the winner. It has the same body style as the gas-powered Focus and looks very sharp. It comes standard with fancy alloy wheels and the front grill and headlights make it look very sharp. There are only 2 model packages, and the difference is just the seating. The cloth seats made from recycled material are not great. I opted for the leather. The interior is well designed and has ALL the modern amenities like touchscreen, backup cam, blue tooth, steering wheel controls, etc. The LED lights that glow at night are a nice touch. You can pick the color and intensity! The stereo is a Sony and is decent but not great. The fact that the car is so silent all the time makes the stereo easier to hear and sound better. Driving this car is a true pleasure! The acceleration at any speed (with just one gear) is amazing. It's hard to restrain from going fast in this thing. It handles well and is very responsive. One big drawback is the turning radius. I often have to do a three-point turn when on a street whereas other cars could just make a tight u-turn. This may be my only complaint, other than the low mileage range. My 2016 model was rated around 85-90 miles per charge. In ideal conditions this does occur, however the heater and A/C will put a dent in the mileage. The heater more so than AC. In the winter I was getting more like 50 miles on a charge. But, I found that like a cell phone if you just plug it in regularly you never dip down too much. It comes with a charger that plugs into a regular 120v outlet. I run a 50 ft extension cable to where I park it. You can even put a little lock on the charger if parked outside. I love driving past gas stations and never having to stop. There are no oil changes! If you wish you had a Tesla this is the best next thing. With incentives from Ford and the state, I had $14,000 taken off the sticker price. That made the price $17,100 and my lease was based on that. Ford knocked it out of the park on this one!
No gas ever again!
Great electric car, you will never buy gas again,

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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.

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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 Electric Overview

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric is offered in the following styles: , and Electric 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2017 Ford Focus Electric?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Ford Focus Electric and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Focus Electric 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 Electric.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Read our full review of the 2017 Ford Focus Electric here.
Our Review Process

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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.

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