2013 Ford Focus Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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119 Customer Reviews
5 Stars
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4 Stars
43
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Styling
What they didn't
Cabin Noise, Ride and Handling, Power

Ask about the transmission upgrade!

Great gas mileage Stylish

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

consistently great gas mileage

Technology and Entertainment

Bluetooth and Sirius radio

Ride and Handling

lots of pick-up for a small engine

Cons

Reliability

The transmission runs fine if you ask a Ford dealer for a free clutch upgrade. However, I did not appreciate not being informed before my purchase.

I enjoy my Ford Focus

It gets very good gas mileage, I average about 32 MPG. It seems to be moderately sized outside, but inside it feels like a much larger vehicle. There is plenty of room, the seating is comfortable and the built in USB comes in very handy. It handles well in the city and especially on the highway. It looks pretty darn sharp, too. I love mine.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

I feel very comfortable driving my Focus

Interior Space

It feels like a larger vehicle once I am inside.

Power

When I need to really move, it responds very well.

Cons

Visibility

The large posts limit my visibility a little bit.

Just what I wanted - great car.

1. Good gas mileage 2. Easy to handle and park 3. I like the design and comfort

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Braking
Fuel Economy
Ride and Handling

Wish I would've known what I was buying

I've had the car a few months now. The big problem is that the transmission struggles and grinds when tying to automatically go from first to second gear. It struggles every time I drive it. Having the air conditioner running makes it even worse. I am liking the gas mileage, but otherwise I think they sold me a lemon.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

Good gas mileage

Styling

Very slick looking car

Technology and Entertainment

Love the Sync technology

Cons

Power

Struggles to shift gears.

Ride and Handling

Forgets what gear it's in.

Cabin Noise

Engine sounds loud even from the inside

Preferred over Corollas/Civics

Has a lot to offer for the price. It has very good fuel economy while also being decently fast (when pushed hard), has a good amount of interior space, is surprisingly smooth on rough roads, and is a very attractive car (at least in my opinion). Also, the seats are incredibly comfortable. It's great for anyone looking for a cheap econobox that's not as soul-sucking as a Corolla.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

Bluetooth is awesome, especially for phone calls

Safety

Haven't wrecked it, but it was an IIHS top safety pick

Styling

I think it's the best looking econobox currently on the market

Cons

Visibility

Because of the car's downward slope, it is difficult to see out of the rear windshield

Cabin Noise

Engine noise is unusually loud. Tire noise is somewhat loud.

I sold it back to Carmax. Ford did'nt even want it

transmission had to be fixed twice in the year I had it. Not comfortable for long commutes.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Styling

beautiful car

Cons

Ride and Handling

Uncomfortable for long drives. Transmission was aweful.

Great car, good on gas, and very sporty

I love it, its good on gas, very sporty and efficient

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy

It's sporty and good on gas

Styling

Sporty

Technology and Entertainment

Love the sync

Good gas consumption...

Love this car, so far it's very good in gas. I fill up the gas tank every two weeks. Also love the stereo inside the car, enough space for up to 4 people.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Fuel Economy
Technology and Entertainment
Ride and Handling

A fun to drive car!

Handles effortlessly, turns on a dime! Plenty of power in any situation, cruises like a dream on the freeway! Love the power seats, very comfortable. And the really easy to open Hatchback, which is important to me since I'm 72!

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling

Smooth!

Fuel Economy

Not bad!

Visibility

Great!

Good car, bad transmission

The Ford focus uses a dry clutch with a combination of manual and automatic transmissions. I started experiencing issues with the clutch a month after purchase. Turns out, my very young car with under 40,000 miles needs a new clutch. Dug around and it's a very common problem and there is currently a class action against ford because of the clutch and transmission issues. My car has issues shifting, making it scary to drive.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Braking

This car has extremely good brakes

Fuel Economy

I get an average of 40mpg on the freeway and 30 in city

Dashboard

Everything on the dashboard is east to reach

Cons

Safety

Clutch doesn't always shift making it a safety hazard when it happens in traffic

Ride and Handling

Drives extremely well when clutch works, but the car is very light and you can really feel the wind

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