2014 Ford Focus Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,569 - $17,640
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
159-252
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,569 - $17,640
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
159-252
Seats
5

Ranks #16 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.4 Styling 3.8 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

Brought to the U.S. essentially without alteration from Europe, where it’s Ford’s flagship performance car, the 5-door Focus ST hatchback delivers the sophisticated purity of a driving experience that true enthusiasts will treasure. It hasn’t been softened or muted – all its crisp edges remain intact. This is a car for those times when the journey really is more important than the destination.

Ford Focus Models & Trims

S $6,569 - $8,760*
Horsepower: 159 hp - 160 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 X 5.5 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $9,159 - $11,642*
Horsepower: 159 hp - 160 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6, 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Titanium $9,320 - $12,193*
Horsepower: 159 hp - 160 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
ST $15,555 - $17,640*
Horsepower: 252 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.93

633 Reviews

31% 39% 22% 5% 2%

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

Ford Focus -- reliable and dependable vehicle.

I have had my 2014 Ford Focus for about three years now, and it still drives like new. The transmission that I have is described as a manual transmission that will shift automatically. I did experience an issue a year ago, where my transmission needed to be "reprogrammed". One of the ways this is caused is by having more than one individual drive the vehicle. Frankly, I wasn't handling my vehicle with care at the time. Since having the reprogramming repair, the car drives excellent! It has really comfortable seats (non-leather), fast auto-defrost, and heating/ac, and the gas mileage is the best--as I am able to get about 26 mpg. This vehicle is perfect for those just beginning to drive, as it is a really small vehicle, and you seem to have a great amount of control. Other features includes: Sirius XM radio subscription, and Bluetooth. You can also program the vehicle to show you the distance per trip, and how many miles you have until you are out of gas. I would definitely upgrade to the 2019 Ford Focus, as I do trust the Ford brand, and haven't had any major problems with my vehicle.

- Vanessa B

Easy to drive, love my hatchback Focus se upgraded model.

The transmission had to be replaced recently, 4 years into having the vehicle. Luckily t had an extended warranty from afore because this was an issue they keep about. Thankfully I didn't have to pay for that. Otherwise I do enjoy my car especially with that transmission fixed. I tested quite a few Ford Focus vehicles, all used. I hated most because the dash was not like the one I got that was super upgraded. It has a navigation system. The seats are pleather. It has awesome black rims and a subwoofer. The previous owner must have gotten it with the upgrades. Also black interior. The other ones I test drove were the ugly tan interior with tan cloth seats. I have the Focus se hatchback which has lots of room in the trunk. Negative note the back seat passengers have low leg room. Especially if someone in the front is tall then the legroom in the back is compromised. I would give up about two inches of trunk space for an extra 2 inches of legroom for back seat passengers.

- Susan S

2014 Ford Focus Hatchback: seems like a great car but has bad transmission problems

I own a Ford Focus Hatchback. I like the car because it's really good on gas. It had really low miles when I bought it and was a great price.However, the transmission had to be replaced only a few days after purchasing. It was used when I bought it but was only 3 years old and already the transmission was going out. So I got it replaced with the warranty, no out of pocket, that was about a year ago. About six months ago the transmission started to slip again and now my car is no longer under warranty. So if/when I have to replace the transmission again I will have to pay for it myself. After doing some research, this car has a special transmission that has a reputation of going out. If I could chose over again, I would not have chosen to purchase this car even with the low miles. It's only at 44k now and about to have a third transmission...

- Lauren B

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Compare Models & Key Features

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

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,569 - $8,760
$9,159 - $11,642

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 160 hp
159 - 160 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
50
2.0L I
50
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
33.2 in.
33.2 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
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P215/50HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.
36 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
2935 - 2963 .lbs
2948 - 2988 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 hp
159 hp

Torque

Torque
146 ft. lbs.
146 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
12.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 mpg
32 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 mpg
37 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings