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Used 2016 Ford Focus for Sale

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About the 2016 Ford Focus

Vehicle Summary

If a sporty compact is on your automotive wish list, then the 2016 Ford Focus deserves your consideration. Its jewel-like appearance and tasteful use of exterior accents make the compact look more upscale than its contemporaries without looking too stodgy. This theme extends to its posh interior, complete with well-placed controls and the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. The list of available features goes on, from automatic climate control and remote keyless entry to leather seating and heated front seats. There’s even a performance-oriented trim boasting a high-output 2.0L EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine with 252 hp on tap. The 2016 Ford Focus happily fulfills your craving for a sporty yet practical compact car that won’t break the bank. 

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Q: How many body styles does the 2016 Ford Focus offer?

A: The 2016 Focus offers two body styles: a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. 

Q: Does the 2016 Ford Focus S offer cruise control?

A: No, cruise control is only available on the SE trim level and above. 

Q: How fuel efficient is the 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the 2016 Ford Focus?

A: With the 1.0L inline-three under the hood, expect an EPA-estimated 34 mpg combined with the six-speed manual transmission and 32 mpg combined with the six-speed automatic.1

Q: Does the 2016 Ford Focus come available with all-wheel drive?

A: No, AWD isn’t an available feature on the 2016 Focus.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Generation Overview

The third-generation Ford Focus marked a radical departure from its predecessor, moving away from the North America-only platform that was essentially a heavily-redesigned version of the first-generation model. Introduced in 2011, the third-gen Focus shares its looks and most of its underpinnings with its European stablemate. The end result is a vehicle that offers engaging handling without any compromises in ride excellence. Third-gen models also offer various improvements in interior design and materials, along with a long list of tech features. 

Trim levels for the 2016 Ford Focus include the sedan-only S, mid-tier SE, top-tier Titanium and the ST hatchback. There’s also an electric-only variant that achieves an EPA-estimated 105 combined MPGe and a 76-mile total driving range on a full charge.2 You’ll find cloth seats, keyless entry and SYNC 3 on the S trim, while the SE trim adds features like ambient lighting, rear air vents and available power seats. The Titanium trim adds active park assist, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and voice-activated navigation. 

The 2016 Ford Focus boasts a strong roster of engines, starting with the S and SE trim’s standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine, rated at 160 hp in Flex-Fuel form and 159 hp in PZEV guise. The SE and Titanium trims come available with a 1.0L EcoBoost three-cylinder engine with 123 hp. The sporty ST hatchback boasts a high-output version of the 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque available. All three non-ST engines can be paired with your choice of a five-speed or six-speed manual or the six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. 

2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

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 2016 Ford Focus. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

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

Reviews for 2016 Ford Focus

Overall Rating

3.5 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Perfect car, my pride and joy! I love it!

Great on gas, I only have to put in $20 once a week and i’m set. I work about 30 mins away and take the highway every day. It’s an overall cozy car! I feel very safe driving it.


  • Safety: I feel super safe
  • Ride and Handling: Easy to drive
  • Fuel Economy: Great on gas


  • Dashboard: Weird A/C placement makes your hands freeze but it’s good in the winter!

- Shelbi Davis, 2016 Ford Focus

Smells bad and already needs a mechanic

I would NOT recommend CarMax to anyone I cared about. We only went here, because we found the car we wanted, and the price wasn’t bad. But after driving this car for a month, I realize now it was WAY over priced.


  • Fuel Economy: The fuel economy is why we bought this car. We owned the same car, once year older, and knew the mileage was what we wanted.


  • Cost to Maintain: We barely had this car for a month and it already had problems starting. We tried having the battery replaced, and that’s not it. We tested the alternator, and that’s not it. How can this dealership sell their cars at a non negotiable market price when the cars are not even to used standard?
  • Reliability: There was no open for “smell” as a con. When we test drove our car, we noticed a strong detergent smell, which seemed like something we could deal with. Well, that strong smell wore off, and it smells like musty old cigarette butts. You can see that they heavily doused the car with a cover smell that only lasts them to get the cars off their lot. Disgusting.
  • Ride and Handling: For some reason, the shifting from 1st to 2nd (this vehicle is automatic) is jumpy and makes a rattling sound before it can shift. I am extremely disappointed with this purchase. I will never return here or recommend anyone I care about here.

- Desirae Valenzuela, 2016 Ford Focus

Hard to find Focus RS - high demand car

2021 was probably the hardest year ever to buy a car - used or new. Supply very low; prices high. Was lucky to find needle in a haystack low mileage 2016 Focus RS. Paid a premium but competitive price - and my son absolutely loves the car.


  • Ride and Handling: Absolute blast to drive this rally car; fast, noisy in a good way, and handles well.
  • Styling: Very popular model and electric blue color; condition of car overall inside and out was excellent.


  • Technology and Entertainment: Pretty basic with Rs 1 package - no navigation (nbd) and no garage door opener button (weird).
  • Value: I know it's the trend - but no spare/jack stinks.
  • Styling: Car had some strange brand tires that no one has heard of; replaced. One wheel was very roughly painted to hide road rash.

- Jake LaFrance, 2016 Ford Focus

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