Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,046 - $6,222
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,046 - $6,222
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
140
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Ford Focus If...

A new look, more refined handling and additional features make the Focus an even more appealing choice for drivers seeking a value-oriented American compact. However, it's the new SYNC s...

Ford Focus Models & Trims

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2008 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

4.11

312 Reviews

37% 42% 17% 4% 1 star 0%

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The 2008 ford focus was the best purchase I made. Low maintenance and reliable.

I bought my car brand new in 2008. I cannot complain about this vehicle at all. I absolutely love this car. I have had no issues besides having the weather stripping replaced per the recall. This was done on all 4 windows with no further issues I completed regular maintenance on the vehicle oil changes, tire rotation, brakes as needed. Gas mileage is great on this vehicle typically I am getting 32 mpg city with some highway. Longer highway trips I have been in the 40s. The car is comfortable and for a compact car can fit more than you would think. The trunk is larger than I expected and being able to fold down the seats helps to make larger items easier to transport. The only complaint I have about the vehicle is the cloth seat material is extremely hard to vacuum. I own two dogs and no matter what I have tried vacuum wise their hair is weaved into the seats and carpeting. Overall, I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a compact car as it has been a reliable vehicle with low maintenance.

- Nicole M

Love my Ford Focus. Lots of fun to drive.

My vehicle is a manual transmission which I love. It is fun to drive and I average 34 mpg. I have a 13 gallon tank, and love that there is a “miles to empty” feature. When it reads empty I usually add about 11 gallons in, so I feel comfortable driving it a bit longer before getting to the gas station. I do not do this often, but like that it is there. An annoyance is that the trunk only opens with the key or the button on the key fob. I wish there was a trunk release button on the dash. The only thing I truly dislike about my Focus is the rear view mirror. It is an automatic night vision that I cannot adjust. It is a low riding vehicle and sometimes in daylight I will get a truck or SUV behind me with super bright lights on and my only option to not be blinded is to move the mirror so I cannot see it at all. Also, the Bluetooth microphone is behind the mirror in the window side, so if it is raining I cannot use the Bluetooth feature. If I could change one feature this would be the first.

- Amy F

The Focus when it was in it is prime.

This car is very comfortable to drive and extremely reliable, it is the car I learned how to drive stick in. It is held up through that and multiple trips across the country. It is getting on in years and miles and there's a problem developing with the transmission but it is still drivable. The sync works okay but the car came out when sync was just starting out in cars so it can be a little user unfriendly before you get to know the system. The car handles snow and ice like a pro, even when the tires are not so great. All the extra interior stuff still works great for a 10 year old car (lights, heated seats, sunroof, etc. ). You cannot go wrong with the older Focuses, they are great vehicles.

- Terry B

Ranked #11 Compact Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,751 - $6,222
$4,335 - $5,866

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
140 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
2.0L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.8 cu. ft.
13.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.9 in.
102.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
175 in.
175 in.

Width

Width
67.8 - 67.9 in.
67.8 - 67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2588 - 2642 .lbs
2588 - 2642 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
132 - 140 hp
132 - 140 hp

Torque

Torque
133 - 136 ft. lbs.
133 - 136 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13 gal.
13 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 34 mpg
12 - 34 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 35 mpg
33 - 35 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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