Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,297 - $31,185
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
123-350
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,297 - $31,185
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
123-350
Seats
5

Ford Focus Ranked #14 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.6 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

Ford has saddled its 2016 Focus with the herculean task of challenging nearly every compact car in the segment. There are two gasoline-engine options to compete with the Honda Civic and ...

Ford Focus Models & Trims

Owner Reviews

4.24

416 Reviews

44% 40% 12% 1% 2%

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

Transmission Problems cloud an otherwise capable and easy-to-drive vehicle

I love the style and look of my Ford Focus. It's also got a very comfortable cockpit with a luxe trim that's nicer than any other models at this price point. Unfortunately, the automatic transmission has a lot of problems and was even the subject of a class action lawsuit. It has trouble shifting in the lower gears and doesn't always know when to shift up. There is a manual override but it's not intuitive to use and the system often overrides it, so there's not much ability to control the transmission. Otherwise, the car gets great gas mileage and handles well. The chassis is wide and low. There is not much storage. I've seen smaller cars that are able to carry more cargo. I would not purchase this vehicle again, but I'm generally happy with it for now.

- Melissa C

American made does not mean better made.

I am currently leasing my 2016 Ford Focus. I was super excited to start because it being a new car, I thought would have few issues with it to none at all. I know every now and then small stuff comes up but for after having it a year and a half, I had to have my whole transmission replaced and I was not told by Ford that it had been recalled. About 8 months later, I randomly got a message that my car was overheating and it was very obvious because smoke started coming from my hood and I could smell burnt rubber. I was lucky I had full coverage on my car. I am just someone who wants a car that gets me to places so I was disappointed to find out this 2016 car was much worse than the 1996 Honda Accord that I had previously.

- Ivy B

It is a 40 mpg. No one can siphon gas the tank will not let a hose in to do it.

I have a 2016 ford focus se. The performance overall is great. For a 4 cylinder it has the power to go. Driver's seat is comfortable. The stereo and the speaker system is a plus also. It gets about 40 gallons per mile, when completely empty it only takes $20 to fill it up, you cannot beat that mileage. It also comes with the backup feature, where a screen can see behind the vehicle as you back up. There's a hatchback with tons of room in the trunk. Back seats also fold all the way down for more room in the back. It is just one fine compact vehicle to have. I love it and I know you will love it too. So go down to your nearest dealer and give it a drive, you will not regret it.

- Kim A

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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
$18,175 - $20,410
$9,297 - $12,038

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 hp
159 - 160 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 in.
33.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
13.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Not Available

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
36 ft.

Length

Length
171.7 in.
178.5 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3223 .lbs
2935 - 2963 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 hp
159 - 160 hp

Torque

Torque
270 ft. lbs.
146 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
12.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 16 mpg
27 - 38 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
36 - 40 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Optional
Safety Features

Features

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Assistance

Air Bags

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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings