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2012 Ford Focus SE

$10,599* 61K mi


CarMax Maple Shade Free shipping • NJ to VA

Key Features
Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning
Location: CarMax Maple Shade in Maple Shade, New Jersey 08052
Description: Used 2012 Ford Focus SE for sale - $10,599, 60,992 miles with Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Side Airbags, Air Conditioning
Transmission: Automatic Color:White Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.195 reviews) All things considered I think it is a good car. It's nice looking and rides and handles very well. Fit and finish is very good. However, the auto-transmission is pretty bad. It never seems to be in the right gear and is very slow to respond to throttle input. Ford Sync needs some serious thoughts about utility and usability. The premium stereo has decent bass, but an atrocious mid-range response that rapidly induces ear fatigue at "motivational" volume levels.

About the 2012 Ford Focus

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2012 Ford Focus. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit nhtsa.gov/recalls to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
4/5
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Overall
4/5
Front Driver Side
5/5
Front Passenger Side
4/5
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Overall
4/5
Driver
4/5
Rear Passenger
5/5
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Overall
5/5
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
4/5
Back Seat
5/5
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
4/5
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover
11.7%

Reviews for 2012 Ford Focus

Overall Rating

4.1 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Trans wasn't quite ready to implement

Transmission in this car is pretty bad. Ford implemented a dual clutch in 2012, and it definitely wasn't a finished product when they rolled it out. The car has a horrible shudder on take off, and can feel unsafe when it does. This is the biggest issue I've had with the car. Everything else has been great. If it wasn't for the transmission issues, this would be a 5 star car in my eyes.

Pros

  • Fuel Economy: MPG is typically higher then window mpg
  • Cargo Space: was able to fit everything I needed for college in it
  • Cost to Maintain: haven't had to do any costly repairs to it.

Cons

  • Ride and Handling: trans shudders on take off like it is slipping
  • Technology and Entertainment: Sync system is only compatible for phone calls on my phone, can't play music and nav like I should

- Trevor Penkwitz, 2012 Ford Focus

Nice car with a few rough edges.

All things considered I think it is a good car. It's nice looking and rides and handles very well. Fit and finish is very good. However, the auto-transmission is pretty bad. It never seems to be in the right gear and is very slow to respond to throttle input. Ford Sync needs some serious thoughts about utility and usability. The premium stereo has decent bass, but an atrocious mid-range response that rapidly induces ear fatigue at "motivational" volume levels.

Pros

  • Ride and Handling: This car is fun to drive and handles more like a sports car than a hatchback.
  • Seat Comfort: The cloth seats are very comfortable for long trips.
  • Styling: Great attention to design in both interior and exterior. It's a very nice looking car.

Cons

  • Power: 160 hp would be plenty but the auto transmission is just horrible. Even in "sport" mode. I wish the 6-speed manual from the ST was an option on this car. It is fantastic by comparison.
  • Technology and Entertainment: Ford Sync is can be very annoying. Everything works, but many times, getting there is not fun. The premium stereo is a step up from base, but that's about all you can say. The mid-range is irritating for most music and seems impossible to EQ properly.
  • Reliability: The dual-clutch transmissions are reported to fail a lot on these cars. Mine acts weird quite a bit, but so far all Ford has done is reprogram its computer. Weird hesitations, jerking, slipping, that kind of thing in normal driving. Not consistent. Hopefully it will all get resolved under warranty.

- Nathan Le Blanc, 2012 Ford Focus

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.