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Ford Focus

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3.1 (Good)

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Generations

While the majority of press goes to the hyperactive Ford Focus ST and RS models (each can be found in separate entries), the Focus upon which they are based soldiers on offering buyers a solid value via a variety of trims in front-wheel drive four-door sedan and slightly-pricier five-door hatchback forms.

2012 - 2018 Ford Focus

3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Ford Focus

Major changes included:

Available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback the front-wheel drive Focus is all-new for 2012. Ford offers four trims on the Focus, the S is available on the sedan, the SE, SEL, and Titanium are available on both models. The new high efficiency engine is a 160-hp 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder with twin independent variable... Read more »

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

2008 - 2011 Ford Focus

3/4 Front Glamour 2011 Ford Focus

Major changes included:

The Focus has undergone a restyling just short of a complete redesign. It keeps its former platform and engine, but has a completely new look inside and out. The front of the car now has a large chrome grille and overall the car sits a little higher than its previous incarnation. As before, the engine... Read more »

2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

2000 - 2007 Ford Focus

3/4 Front Glamour 2007 Ford Focus

Major changes included:

The Ford Focus is a ground-up re-evaluation of the subcompact. For years, the small car has been a shrunken version of the standard sedan. Ford studied the needs of passengers and designed the Focus from the inside out. Although you may have heard that song and dance before, there's more truth to it with the... Read more »

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