2017 Ford Focus Sedan

2017 Ford Focus
Save up to $4,001
MSRP range
$16,775 - $23,575


  • 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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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Ford Focus.

Great little car.
David, 1/11/2018
Ford has come a long way with this little car. This is my second Focus, and I can honestly say I cant complain about it at all. I'm middle aged so I don't need all the extra power, bells, and whistles. The fuel economy is excellent. Most of my driving is highway, and I average about 40.5 mpg. , less for city driving. The ride is comfortable especially for trips less than three hours. The car handles very well, and is quite nimble when getting into parking spaces. The 1.0 liter is adequate for my needs, but it lacks the power of my previous Focus which had the 2.0 . (By the way, the 2.0 also got great mileage). I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who needs a low cost, reliable sedan.
So far no problems
Robert V, 4/11/2018
So far the car has worked very well. Dont buy this car if you need the back seat. Its very tight. I drive 100 miles a day on interstate and my Gas mileage is 39.5. I have 27000 miles on it and no warranty issues. The car handles very good. Good comfort and quiet inside. The cell phone intagration is great. For older folks getting out is a little hard because it sits very low to the ground. All in all I have been very satified so far with this car.
Great so far
Greg, 10/20/2017
I have only had the car for 2 months / 2,000 miles, but I really like it so far. It handles great, accelerates well, and gets good gas mileage (2.0L non-eco). The sound system is very nice, and the Bluetooth connection works very well (Sync3). I've never has a car with the sunroof or moon roof or whatever they call it, but I've had it open a few time and it's kind of fun and completely unnecessary. The ambient lighting color selections are the same way - I feel guilty liking the feature so much because it is completely unnecessary, but it's kind of cool. I like the styling, especially 17" painted aluminum wheels. The $4K rebate moved the price point well ahead of the other cars I looked at (Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Chevy Cruze, Toyota Corolla). The back seats are a bit tight - my wife (5'5") is ok, but my sons (6'1" and 5'10") are a little cramped. The floor mats are cheaper than the average new car mats, but those are the only negatives I have come across so far.
Smooth Daily Driver
KAM., 6/5/2017
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.

Features & Specs

30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
123 hp @ 6000 rpm
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Flex-fuel (ffv)
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
26 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Flex-fuel (ffv)
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
26 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Flex-fuel (ffv)
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
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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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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More about the 2017 Ford Focus

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 Sedan Overview

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

What do people think of the 2017 Ford Focus Sedan?

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

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Ford Focus Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Focus Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including SE w/EcoBoost, S, SEL, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2017 Ford Focus Sedan here.
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.

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2017 Ford Focus Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

The 2017 Ford Focus Sedan 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 Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) is trending $4,001 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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