Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,355 - $10,368
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
160
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,355 - $10,368
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
160
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.9 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

With a design strongly influenced by Ford of Europe, the new-for-2012 Ford Focus offers the kind of engaging driving dynamics American drivers have long envied. That Euro influence also ...

Ford Focus Models & Trims

2012 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

3.92

565 Reviews

31% 39% 23% 4% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The best car that money can buy!

I bought my car from a used shop, and it ran pretty great when I bought it. Over time, like any car, things started happening all at once. The car came with bald tires on it, so that was something that I had to replace. The windshield cracked at one point in time, and that is something else I had to replace. Recently, the battery started to go bad, so I replaced that just like I did the others. I love the car, it is perfect for a first car, and that is exactly what it was/is for me. Although, I intend to get a new car just like the next person, my Ford Focus is perfect for right now to get me through college just as it got me through my last two years of high school. It has been very reliable, and I'd recommend getting this car for anyone looking for a small dependable car.

- Haley S

There's an insert that you can put in the back that hides your stuff in the back.

I have had this car for almost 3 years now and it is a nice car, but I have had some problems with it. I have had transmission problems twice at a little bit under 100k miles, so luckily factory warranty covered it, but if it were to happen again I would have to pay out of pocket. It is a good fuel efficiency and compact vehicle. It would be a good vehicle for a high school or college student. On a scale of 1-5 for comfort (1 being the most uncomfortable and 5 being very comfortable), I would give it a 3. If you are the only one riding in it or just a front seat passenger, it is fine, but if you have a full car it can get a little uncomfortable. Overall it has been a reliable car, except for the couple transmission troubles, I have not had anything else go wrong with it.

- Katie B

Factory Sony stereo with factory subwoofer and equalizer.

I have a 2012 ford focus titanium. The car is black metallic in color, leather interior, dual transmission.,all power, sunroof, . Moonroof, xm radio,factory sony stereo with a factory sony sub woofer and equalizer, large touch screen, back up camera, led interior lights that you can change the color by a touch of a button color choices are green, pink, blue, red, orange, clear, heated seats, push start, factory tinted windows, automatic locks when you put in drive. Car gets 33.1 mpg. New steering assist just installed by ford dealer. No known problems all maintenance kept up on car and have all records. Great running eye catching car with a great stereo to play all your favorite music right from your phone.

- Wendy S

Ranked #18 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,355 - $7,220
$7,027 - $9,098

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
160 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine
2.0L GDI I4 ENGINE
2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine
2.0L GDI I4 ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
43.7 in.
43.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
37.9 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.2 cu. ft.
13.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 - 40 ft.
36 - 40 ft.

Length

Length
178.5 in.
171.6 - 178.5 in.

Width

Width
71.8 in.
71.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2857 .lbs
2889 - 2918 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
160 hp

Torque

Torque
146 ft. lbs.
146 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
12.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 - 37 mpg
27 - 38 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 - 38 mpg
36 - 40 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear 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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety