Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,781 - $32,464
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
118 City / 96 HWY
Horsepower
123-350
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,781 - $32,464
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
118 City / 96 HWY
Horsepower
123-350
Seats
5

Ranks #13 Compact Cars by Owners

Ranks #9 Compact Cars by Experts

Ranks #1 Compact Cars by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.0 Styling 4.5 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

With an expansive lineup for 2017, the Ford Focus is a player in the compact segment. Ford offers the new Focus as an affordable sedan and hatchback and in two high-performance sports variants,...

2017 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

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335 Reviews
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I would recommend this car for anyone who travels and to be comfortable.

2017 Ford Focus

All together my car is a great car. Amazing gas mileage for long distance, which is perfect because I do drive a lot. The Bluetooth feature is amazing, works well. However, because it is Bluetooth is does sometimes lags especially when skipping songs on your playlists. Other features that are also awesome is the screen that shows how many miles until empty which really helps. . And the screen could also show your speed digitally which is good for those people who have a hard time reading a speedometer. The talk feature works well, have not had any issues with that. Now comfort, the front seat has decent room comfortable for traveling. But the back could have been a little bigger. To put three people in the back they are really squished. Also for those who has kids after the car seats are in then it is a tight squeeze. The side mirrors do have the blind spot mirror on the mirror which I am thankful for. Definitely easier transferring lanes without the fear on not seeing someone next to you. Another good feature would be you can pump your driver seat up or down depending on how you or short you are and the same with the steering wheel, you can move up or down. The trunk is a decent size no complaints there. Which two of the back seats do fold down which adds more room for the trunk. The floor mats snap in the front seats which helps so dirt does not slide underneath. There is a cruise control setting also. The radio is good. The speakers get loud and so does the bass which is one of the things I looked for when looking for a car, have to have a good radio. Now my one problem I have had with my car from day one is my car shakes. And only when you are stopped and then go. For some reason when I accelerate no matter how fast or slow I go my car shakes. Sometimes it is a little shake and sometimes it is a bigger shake. Now it does not do it all the time but most of the time it does. But I have talked to people with the same car and it does it to them also. But it is just annoying because it shouldn't do that. All together I love my car. It is high tech it rides so smooth and only one issue out of everything.

- Hope W

Don't waste your time or money

2017 Ford Focus SE

This car has been very frustrating. I noticed issues with the transmission almost immediately after purchasing it. Slipping, racing and lurching forward unexpectedly. After a struggle to arrange for it to be looked at by the Ford dealership, I was told by one of the mechanics that it was basically pointless to have it repaired, because the manufacturer had designed this car with a manual transmission in a car that is supposed to be automatic. They 'reset' the computer, allegedly, and that was it. A few weeks later, it began having the same issues again, and this time, a deep grinding/scraping sound could be heard whenever I accelerated. After another lengthy struggle to arrange an appointment with a Ford mechanic, I was told that the computer had been 'reset' again, and to just make sure that I 'babied' the car in the future, making sure not to accelerate or stop too quickly. Very frustrating. Right now I am having the same issues again, and I am looking at what options I have under Florida's Lemon Law. Aside from the transmission issues, the car is too small for my needs, which I guess is my fault for purchasing. The SE edition is very basic, with cloth seats, manual seat adjustment, and surprisingly for a 2017, a CD player. I do enjoy the rear back-up camera. The upholstery feels cheap and stains easily.

- Kara C

2017 Ford Focus - worth the buy

2017 Ford Focus SE

Haven't had any issues with the car. Have had several Focus in the past. A good size for a commuter car - I drive approximately 55 miles each way every day, and it's been good. Comfortable ride, good sound system to keep me entertained. The new feature of the cell phone syncing with the vehicle's sound system, so that you can talk over the phone hands-free is fantastic! Same with sound control - phone and radio volume can be controlled by thumb on the steering wheel. Back seat can lay down to allow large objects to be carried through the trunk space. (Or to allow easier access to items packed in the very front of the trunk, instead of emptying trunk to reach them.) Spare tire 'donut' (not a full-sized spare) is a bit of a pain - I wish there were space to have a regular size spare, but workable. Carrying a better, heavier-duty jack and a normal lug-wrench is a good idea - the ones included with the car are usable (just), but a lot easier with the normal-sized.

- Gerald M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$16,775
$36,120

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 160 hp
350 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
50
2.3L GTDI

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

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.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.2 in.
33.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38 in.
37.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
225/40R18 - P235/35YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 in.
104.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
178.5 in.
171.7 in.

Width

Width
71.8 in.
71.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
159 - 160 hp
350 hp

Torque

Torque
146 ft. lbs.
350 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
12.4 gal.
13.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 - 32 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
25 - 26 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 38 mpg
25 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

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