2017 Ford Focus Electric

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Ford Focus Electric highlights

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  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet cabin, even at highway speeds
  • Lots of available options


  • Electric range is limited compared to more modern EVs
  • Backseat space is tight for adults

Battery range (EPA estimate)

100 miles

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Focus hatchback with a great EV motor

Now is a great time to consider an electric vehicle (EV). An EV can feel a little intimidating at first. How do I charge it? How far will it go? Thankfully it's all really easy and the 2017 Ford Focus Electric looks and drives like a normal hatchback, but it's got a state-of-the-art electric motor and battery combo that means that you won't need to stop at the gas station. The 2017 Focus Electric combines the best part of the Focus lineup with tons of standard features, and might just be a great addition to your driveway.

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What is new for the 2017 Ford Focus Electric?

  • Focus Electric trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Power Seat(s), Remote Start, and Auxiliary Audio Input as standard equipment this year.
  • Heated Steering Wheel features are now available as options on select trims.

2017 Ford Focus Electric trims

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  • Gets standard 100%-sustainable cloth interior, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, heated front seats, leather shift knob, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, hill start assist, reverse sensing system, SYNC 3 system and an eight-inch touchscreen, HID headlights, LED taillamps, and more.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Ford Focus Electric

1. Fast charging

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Battery | CarMax

Getting your EV up to full power can take some time depending on the type of charging available. Luckily, the 2017 Focus Electric is capable of using all three levels of charging. So, whether you are plugged in at home on a standard outlet, or using Level 3 fast-charging out and about, the 2017 Focus has you covered. This means that your next road trip is ready to start!

2 . Conscious lifestyle

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Interior view of vehicle | CarMax

If you live an eco-conscious lifestyle, owning an EV can add to that. The standard cloth seat trim is made with REPREVE® fiber on all Ford Focus Electric models. This is a more conscious option even than standard cloth seating so you can feel good no matter where you go.

3. Tech too

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Entertainment screen | CarMax

The 2017 Focus features the SYNC® 3 infotainment system with all the integrations you'll need. It has a large eight-inch touchscreen and with the voice-activated navigation system, the 2017 Focus will keep you on the right path. If you want even more, additional integration like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are on the options list as well. 

4. Hatchback practicality

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Side view of vehicle | CarMax

The open road awaits, and the 2017 Focus Electric has a practical hatchback layout so you can bring along more fun. There is 14.2 cu-ft of cargo space with all seats in place. That number increases to 33.2 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. Whether it's a camping trip or a city trip, you can have it all in the 2017 Focus Electric! 

5. Organized cargo

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Cargo space | CarMax

Not only is there a lot of space, but with the optional versatile cargo organizer, you can keep it all straight. A carpeted shelf creates an upper level that is strong enough to hold your bags and gear. Meanwhile, Ford added a large compartment with two smaller storage areas so you can keep smaller objects from rolling around out on the road.

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The Nissan Leaf is one of the first mass-produced all-electric cars. The Leaf is a five-door hatchback and all model years are front-wheel drive. The Leaf was all-new for 2018 with a 40 kWh battery pack that powers an electric motor with 147 hp. A longer-range Leaf Plus model was added for 2019 featuring a larger 62 kWh battery. The 40 kWh setup across 2019-2022 gets an EPA-estimated 149 miles of electric range while the 62 kWh battery bumps up to a max EPA-estimated of 226 miles of range (both when fully charged).

Standard features on the 2017-2021 Nissan Leaf include:

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Seven-inch driver's display screen (eight-inch for 2019+)

  • Automatic temperature control

  • 60/40 split-folding backs

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration (2019+)

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Ford Focus Electric features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size


Engine type




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.9"/R 33.2"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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Color options

2017 Ford Focus Electric Review: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat 

  • Ingot Silver 

  • Kona Blue

  • Magnetic

  • Oxford White 

  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat 

  • Shadow Black 

  • White Gold 

  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat 

Interior colors:

  • Light Stone Leather (optional)

  • Medium Light Stone Cloth (standard)

Interior details

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric includes standard interior features like 100%-sustainable cloth upholstery, an eight-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 split-folding backs, ambient lighting, a cabin air filtration system, front and rear carpeted floor mats, and much more. The 2017 Focus Electric has 14.2 cu-ft of cargo space with all seats in place which increases to 33.2 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. There is even an optional cargo organizer to help keep everything in its place.

Child seat details

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats on the driver and passenger side with one additional seating position in the middle with a tether anchor only (a lower anchor can be borrowed from adjacent seats, however). 


The 33.5 kWh 2017 Focus Electric has 143 hp and will hit 60 mph in around ten seconds (when new). The 2017 Focus Electric has an EPA-estimated 107 MPGe combined and an EPA-estimated range of 115 miles when fully charged.


Year comparison

2012-2018 Ford Focus Electric (First Generation)

The Focus Electric went on sale for the 2012 model year, sold as a trim level for the Focus line of sedans and hatchbacks. Only available as a hatchback, the Focus Electric is technically part of the Focus's third generation. 

All model years of the Focus Electric are well equipped, with standard features similar to the top-spec Titanium trim of the Focus lineup. Even older models came with tons of standard features like a rear spoiler, hill-start assist, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and more. 

The 2012 Focus Electric only had an EPA-estimated range of 76 miles, which stayed consistent until 2017 when it jumped to an EPA-estimated 115 miles.

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