Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,842 - $16,725
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
110-170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,842 - $16,725
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
110-170
Seats
5

2003 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

3.84

167 Reviews

28% 37% 29% 5% 1%

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The Ford Focus: a good, dependable, compact, family car.

I own a 2003 Ford Focus. I bought it used and the biggest issues I have had were motor mounts are weak and I've had to replace all 4 of them. The oxygen sensors are difficult to replace. And the piston rings have worn out way b4 I believe they should have. But overall it has been a great car. Good on gas. Easy ride on the highway or in town. I like my 4 door version because it is easier to get kids in and out. I also love the amount of truck space and that there is easy access to the truck from the back seat. Also that both back seats lay flat to make more room in the truck for long objects. As long as you keep up with regular maintenance on these cars it is an overall good dependable compact family car. I highly recommend them and will probably buy a newer one soon.

- Amy G

There is plenty of space in my ford focus, its comfortable and spacey.

My ford focus is a great car for commute to work and school. If you keep up on the maintenance of the vehicle it is a great dependable and reliable vehicle, it rides nice and is super comfortable and easy to drive, gets great gas mileage, and is a very reliable vehicle for whatever commute you have planned. It's a very comfortable car with plenty of trunk room and is a 4 door vehicle in case you have others carpool with you ever. The heating and cooling work great and if you're a music lover the manufactured stereo is pretty decent as well. It's a great starter vehicle and if you keep up on the maintenance it's a great vehicle in general all around. I would definitely recommend a ford focus to any buyer looking for a reliable car for their daily commute!

- Eva N

2004 red ford focus reliable, gas efficient, easy to drive.

My vehicle is a 4 door sedan. It runs very well and is very good on gas, I like that it comes with a CD player and the radio is up to date and you can change the bass and treble as well as other things. This car is not spacious and if you are going on a long trip I don't recommend having more than 2 people in the backseat. The front driver seat is hard to move and is mostly impossible to get it where you can be comfortable, I have not had any major problems with this car except that the headlights randomly shut off causing me to have to turn my brights on in order to drive at night. This would be a great first car for someone. This car is reliable and is good on gas as long as you keep the oil changed and keep it tuned up.

- angela T

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,797 - $3,948
$14,315

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 - 145 hp
130 - 145 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L (121) DOHC MPI 16
2.3L (140) DOHC MPI 16
2.0L (121) DOHC MPI 16
2.3L (140) DOHC MPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.7 in.
38.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.6 cu. ft.
18.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.3 ft.
34.3 ft.

Length

Length
168.1 in.
168.1 in.

Width

Width
66.9 in.
66.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2551 .lbs
2551 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
130 - 145 hp
130 - 145 hp

Torque

Torque
135 - 149 ft. lbs.
135 - 149 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 14 gal.
13.2 - 14 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 17 mpg
25 - 32 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
24 - 26 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
30 - 34 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety