Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26-28 City / 36-40 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent McPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent control blade rear suspension
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering
  • Front disc & rear drum pwr brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler system

Exterior Features

  • 15" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • P195/65R15 tires
  • Mini spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black grille w/chrome trim -inc: active shutter
  • Black rocker moldings
  • Quad-beam halogen headlamps
  • Black folding pwr mirrors w/spotter
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Black door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume, (4) speakers
  • Mast antenna

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 4-way driver seat, 2-way passenger seat, 4-way adjustable head restraints
  • Folding rear bench seat w/(3) removable headrests
  • Full floor center console w/storage
  • Driver left foot rest
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Tachometer
  • Pwr front windows w/1-touch driver down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Manual air conditioning w/air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) front cupholders
  • Front 12V pwr point
  • Front/rear/cargo dome lights
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Front door storage bins

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • AdvanceTrac w/electronic stability control
  • Dual stage front airbags
  • Front/rear side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Passenger occupant detection system (PODS)
  • 3-point front safety belts -inc: height-adjustable D-rings, pretensioners, Belt-Minder
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2012 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

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My Ford 2012 Focus my 2012 Ford Focus is a great hooptie to get around in

2012 Ford Focus S

The 2012 Ford Focus a used vehicle I bought a year ago. The work I've had done on this car so far was a new battery and new starter which ran about $500 all together from Pep Boys including labor. Other than that the car runs beautifully -' the air conditioner for both heat and cold is good and there are no transmission problems. The mileage is excellent I bought it at 141325 in April 2018 and right now it's at 147,196 and I've been all over the place. I thought I would have more problems with it because of the high mileage but it seems to be fine I did however have a low tire pressure warning when it was cold and Pep Boys fixed the issue without having to change to a new tire. The only thing I don't like about the car is its color which is black and it's either too cold in the winter or too hot when you first get in during the summer.

- Sharon M

Great car, questionable breaks.

2012 Ford Focus S

My ford focus is great for the most part. I appreciate the fuel efficiency and the smaller structure (because I don't feel comfortable driving bigger cars). I generally feel fairly safe in my car. The only problem I have with the vehicle is that when I was taking a defensive driving course my car did not appear to have the currently recommended braking system that is typically included in modern cars. I had to learn how to break quickly specifically for my car's old fashioned breaking system. If people don't know that (as my family didn't) then they are less safe driving. In the manual it appears that such a updated breaking system was deemed optional. I recommend checking your braking system if you own a car with a similar make, model, and year as my own.

- Jen M

It's the little, things that bug me most, and ford focus has a few.

2012 Ford Focus S

Not my favorite car at all. When you are at a stop and taking off, it shutters and acts like it wants to stall and then lurches forward. This has done it since I bought the car. I think it's a cheap ford car issue because the car I had before was a 2011 ford fiesta and it did the exact same thing. No more ford for me after this one. The Bluetooth function to radio has completely stopped, can't even do a software update thru the USB port because it doesn't recognize the port. The aux port doesn't work either. I suggest if you get a 2012 ford focus that you replace the radio asap of you want Bluetooth function to car because the factory installed one is useless.

- Kathy P

Great Long Term Car, Wonderful Mileage

2012 Ford Focus S

My ford focus is wonderful. I have had the car for the past 6 years and there have been limited problems. I try my best to take great care of it and it has been running just fine. One problem I have is there is a leak that no one has been able to find and fix. It only leaks into the car when it rains hard and it is barely noticeable or problematic. The front two seats are comfortable and so is the back. Unfortunately, there is not much leg room in the back seats. Other than that, it is an amazing car and I absolutely love it.

- Jacqueline M

it's a great car to take small amount of people on a trip.

2012 Ford Focus S

I love my car the only thing that I would really like different or the only thing I don't like is that it's small. I really don't have room for anyone else except for my two kids in the back seat with both of the car seats and me in the driver seat. The passenger wouldn't have room in the front seat because it's too close to the dash/ glove compartment. Other than that it's great on mileage. it's smooth. it's nice and a newer model car. The trunk has a good amount of space.

- nicole S

It has a sunroof, Bluetooth, speakers, color changing floor, hands free calling

2012 Ford Focus S

The only problems that I have had with my car is the transmission had some issues when I first got it, but recently there was a recall for the transmission so I didn't have to worry about paying for my transmission going out. I also had a water pump break but other than that I haven't had any issues. It is a very comfortable car and it gets very good gas mileage. Some cool features the car has are, Bluetooth, hands free calling, automatic lights, sunroof and much more.

- Jessica L

Would recommend this car for anyone with long commutes

2012 Ford Focus S

Love it. Lots of room for a car that gets 30+mpg drives good. The seats are comfortable. Not hardly as much room in the back seat as there is in the front. But that's to be expected the 4 cylinder engine is also surprisingly powerful for what it is. The only problem I have with this car is, when you brake on a hill, the CVT transmission kicks out, and it will roll back on a hill before you hit the gas. And it's not a straight shift

- Luke N

The vehicle gets great gas mileage.

2012 Ford Focus S

I didn't like that the seals fell out of the doors within 2 days of it coming home. I had a factory recall on the TCM module but luckily the car dealership fixed it for free. It could use more trunk space because it's a pretty small trunk. The car dealership also said it hadn't been in an accident but the bondo they put on it started to crack after 2 years of having the vehicle.

- Morgan K

Simple but efficient. It rides easy and is comfortable.

2012 Ford Focus S

This vehicle performs well. Easy to drive with minimal problems. I got my tires realigned last summer. I had an issue when I needed to jump start my car once, the theft protection system activated. I had to take it in to a repair shop to get it deactivated. Minor inconvenience but it was free and fast. Otherwise I've never had any issues and it works great.

- Emily E

The Ford focus meets all expectations of a college student

2012 Ford Focus S

The focus handles really well. It is super comfortable. The gas mileage is really good as well, I only need to fill up once a week. The Bluetooth makes calls on the road easy to handle, no need to pick up my phone to look at it. I wish there was a little more storage in the trunk but it is a smaller car so there is little that can be done.

- Morgan C

It has a smooth ride., and is roomy and comfortable.

2012 Ford Focus S

I love my focus.. it serves me very well. I work a short distance from my job and it is approximately eight miles from my home so driving a brand new off the showroom floor is not necessary. I recommend purchasing a Ford Focus. It is a four door has air conditioning and runs well. It gets me where I need to be and it rides so well.

- Patricia B

It is a cute car. I really like the LED lights.

2012 Ford Focus S

I have had the car a little over 2 years. The transmission and gas gauge is on recall. I have had problem with it. Even when they fixed the transmission it still messed up. They have not fixed the gas gauge last I heard they don't have the parts. Waiting for the parts. I have owned Ford's for years never had a problem

- Jennifer B

Pros and Cons of the Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus S

I love the look and color of my car! It's comfortable and I like having cloth seats rather than leather, and heated seats. It also does really well on gas and is very reliable. The only thing I dislike about my car is the aux cord plug in is in the glove box, making it so I have to get a long cord in order to use it.

- Haley B

Great car for short daily commute to and from work

2012 Ford Focus S

Have been very happy with my Ford Focus. I have had minimal problems and expenses other than regular/annual car care. My only complaint was I did have some computer/electrical problems that caused the car to shut down but I was covered under warranty and fixed quickly by my local ford dealer

- Ryan A

Great gas mileage and a no gas cap design make it great for travel.

2012 Ford Focus S

I have had very little issues with this vehicle. Just replaced the original battery after 7 years! Only other issue I have had was a transmission problem that was covered under the warranty. Great gas mileage and wonderful car. Highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a new vehicle

- Josephine L

Silver sports looking car

2012 Ford Focus S

There is a recall where the gas gauge won't go below half a tank of the car shut offs. This is very inconvenient and there is a long waitlist for it to be repaired. Other than that it is pretty reliable. It is also safe otherwise. I enjoy driving it, and plan on keeping it for a long time.

- Allegra W

It's a good car with some minor bad details.

2012 Ford Focus S

this car is good on gas but it does not have very much room in the vehicle. It would be a great starter car for someone. Air condition and heat work very well. The cloth on the seats get stains easily just from opening the door when it is snowing and the snow falls on the seats.

- Leah M

Does not handle well in snow or winter weather.

2012 Ford Focus S

One thing I wish I would have thought more on was a car that would handle well in bad or inclement weather. This is not a good car for that. I live in Wisconsin and this vehicle does not handle well in that. Overall features are fine, a/c is awesome when the weather's warm.

- Lari F

The seat heaters. I wish the back seats for when I sit in the back

2012 Ford Focus S

I think it's a great car we've never had many problems with it. The only problem I can think of is the touch screen. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. The screen glitches a lot. But my favorite thing about the car is the seat heaters in the two front seats.

- Marie R

Reliable and safe for any family

2012 Ford Focus S

Love the truck. It is easy to drive and use. This is the first I have owned a truck. It is great to use for moving however since it is an older model it does have some issues like sensors not working or the lamps break. Overall though this is a reliable truck

- Christine A

Great fuel mileage! Easy to clean. Comfortable

2012 Ford Focus S

So far no problems. Only praise - great fuel consumption, reliable, easy to park, easy to drive. Comfortable on short and long trips. Fits 3 grownups comfortably in the back seat. Easy to vacuum out. Great looking. Easy to keep clean. Not bad looking either.

- Carla C

The car came with a remote starter

2012 Ford Focus S

In the beginning the car made a weird movie where the car would jerk.. like if it was transmission issues. If I slowed down and then tried speeding it up.. the car would jerk. Overall I love my car. It's excellent on gas. And very cozy for me and my 2 sons.

- Red A

There are lights on the door handles and under the dash that change colors.

2012 Ford Focus S

The radio went out in this car and after doing some research, this is an ongoing problem with this specific car. I will have to get a new radio and wiring. Otherwise, this is a great car. It's rides comfortably and it has a very nice looking interior.

- Samantha C

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