Upon test driving the Focus ZX 5, I was pleasantly surprised to find the ride much smoother than I expected from a compact car. The interior was roomy and rode so comfortably, that I had to remind myself to check the speedometer as the car was going 10 - 15 mph faster than it felt. The interior is also packed with plenty of features that I would expect from a higher end vehicle such as the automatic volume adjusting stereo, telescoping steering wheel, and lots of storage. When the removable rear deck is taken down and split-rear seat dropped, there is a cavernous cargo area that allows for those necessary trips to the local dump or those large purchases. Ford rates the mileage as 34 mpg highway and that is about right. The only real complaint about the vehicle is the small fuel tank (about 10.5 gals). Makes it feel good when hitting the pumps, but you end up hitting them more often. Overall, not a stunner, but a sporty looking well performing vehicle for its class.
A minimalist's car
2011 Ford FocusDetroit7739 - Fayetteville, NC08/27/2012
The 2011 Focus doesn't look as cool as the new generation, but it still performs well. In the city, I run around 20-27 mpg, depending on traffic. During long highway trips, I get about 37-40 mpg. Acceleration is excellent for 2.0 Liters. The back seat is small, and I'm still not sure about the plastic trim. I'm thinking of getting some new wheels to replace the plastic hubcaps.
2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford FocusMichael Wrye - Houston, TX05/23/2016
Overall great value for the money you're going to spend. There are a few cons being that the back seat doesn't have a lot of leg room, and the transmission is a bit touchy, seems to always be idling to try to find the right gear to get the best mileage and take off is a bit slow. Pros for the car are its sleek design, the sync technology is awesome, but hard to get to know how to use. The hatchback is great for cargo space and the gas mileage is awesome.
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