2014 Ford Focus ST

2014 Ford Focus ST
2014 Ford Focus ST
Odometer: 23,477
Engine: EcoBoost 2.0L I4 GTDi DOHC
Turbocharged VCT
Color: Tangerine Scream
Interior: Charcoal Black w/Cloth Sport
Seats
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
Stock #: 1C1796A
Drive Train: FWD
COMFORT EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
Safety
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
ABS brakes
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Front anti-roll bar
Low tire pressure warning
Exterior
Delay-off headlights
Front fog lights
Fully automatic headlights
Bumpers: body-color
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Additional
**BLUETOOTH
**CRUISE CONTROL
**REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
**SYNC
**USB-AUX INPUT
**TANGERINE SCREAM PAINT
($595 option when new)
Electronic
6 Speakers
AM/FM radio
AM/FM/CD/MP3 w/6 Speakers
CD player
MP3 decoder
Technical
Four wheel independent
suspension
Traction control
Interior
Air Conditioning
Rear window defroster
Power steering
Power windows
Remote keyless entry
Financing Available
(330) 753-4444
CITY
MPG: 23
HWY
MPG: 32
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report provided free of charge by:
Fred Martin Superstore
3195 Barber Rd
Norton, OH 44203
1-866-484-7048
Vehicle Information:
No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
2014 FORD FOCUS ST
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
HATCHBACK 4 DR
2.0L L4 DIR DOHC 16V
GASOLINE
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
2 Previous owners
CARFAX Report Provided By:
Fred Martin Superstore
3195 Barber Rd
Norton, OH 44203
1-866-484-7048
www.fredmartinsuperstore.com
At least 1 open recall
4 Service history records
Personal vehicle
23,473 Last reported odometer
reading
This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 11/7/16 at 11:47:38 AM (EST).
Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool,
along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Ownership History
Owner 1
Owner 2
2014
2015
Personal
Personal
1 yr. 1 mo.
11 months
Ohio
Ohio
Estimated miles driven per year
7,886/yr
---
Last reported odometer reading
9,142
23,473
Owner 1
Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
The number of owners is estimated
Year purchased
Type of owner
Estimated length of ownership
Owned in the following states/provinces
Title History
CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report,
CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.Register | View Terms | View Certificate
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Additional History
Owner 1
Owner 2
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Indicated
No Issues
Indicated
No Issues
Reported
No Issues
Reported
Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
Manufacturer Recall
No Recalls
Reported
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln
Mercury dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more information about this recall.
Basic Warranty
Recall
Reported
Warranty
Active
Original warranty estimated to have 9 months or 12,527 miles remaining.
Detailed History
Owner 1
Purchased:
Type:
Where:
Est. miles/year:
Est. length owned:
Low mileage!
This owner drove
less than the
industry average
of 15,000 miles
per year.
2014
Personal
Ohio
7,886/yr
7/20/14 9/17/15
(1 yr. 1 mo.)
Date:
Glossary
Source:
Comments:
Not
Reported
NICB
Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
07/01/2014
Montrose Ford Lincoln Vehicle offered for sale
Mercury
Alliance, OH
330-823-1128
montroseautogroup.co
m
Mileage:
07/17/2014
5
07/20/2014
11
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Montrose Ford
Fairlawn
Akron, OH
330-666-0711
montroseautogroup.co
m
Vehicle sold
Montrose Ford
Fairlawn
Akron, OH
330-666-0711
montroseautogroup.co
m
07/20/2014
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
07/20/2014
Service Plan Co.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Service contract issued
07/25/2014
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Title #6701668091
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported
06/27/2015
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Title #6701668091
Registration issued or renewed
Montrose Ford
Fairlawn
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
08/22/2015
Warranty
Active
8,724
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Akron, OH
Tire condition and pressure checked
330-666-0711
Tires rotated
montroseautogroup.co
m
09/16/2015
Fred Martin
Superstore
Norton, OH
330-753-4444
fredmartinsuperstore
.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Washed/detailed
09/17/2015
Fred Martin
Superstore
Norton, OH
330-753-4444
fredmartinsuperstore
.com
Vehicle offered for sale
09/29/2015
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
09/30/2015
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Barberton, OH
Title #7706628142
Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Dealer Inventory
Vehicle offered for sale
Source:
Comments:
11/30/2015
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
12/01/2015
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Doylestown, OH
Title #7706689373
Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
06/07/2016
Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Doylestown, OH
Title #7706689373
Registration issued or renewed
09/01/2016
Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
Recall #16S30 DOOR LATCH REPLACEMENT
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available
10/21/2015
Owner 2
Purchased:
Type:
Where:
Est. length owned:
2015
Personal
Ohio
11/30/15 11/2/16
(11 months)
Date:
9,140
9,142
Mileage:
Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln Mercury
dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more
information
09/14/2016
09/27/2016
20,079
Ganley Ford
Norton, OH
330-745-9081
ganleyford.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Anti-theft/keyless remote battery replaced
Battery/charging system checked
Brakes checked
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Ford Motor Company
Recall #16C13 BODY CONTROL MODULE
REPROGRAMMING
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #16V698
Status: Remedy Available
Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln Mercury
dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more
information
- Learn more about this recall
Description: ON AFFECTED MANUAL TRANSMISSION VEHICLES, THE REAR
HATCHBACK (BACK DOOR) CAN BE UNLOCKED AND UNLATCHED WITH A SINGLE
PRESS OF THE INTERIOR LATCH RELEASE CONTROL BUTTON WHEN THE VEHICLE
SPEED IS LESS THAN 7 KPH (4 MPH). THE INTERIOR LATCH RELEASE CONTROL
BUTTON IS LOCATED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE STEERING COLUMN. FMVSS 206,
SECTION 4.3.2 REQUIRES TWO SEPARATE ACTIONS TO UNLOCK THE DOOR AND
OPERATE THE INTERIOR LATCH RELEASE CONTROL MECHANISM. FORD IS NOT
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AWARE OF ANY REPORTS OF ACCIDENT OR INJURY RELATED TO THIS CONDITION.
IF A DRIVER ACTUATES THE INTERIOR LATCH RELEASE CONTROL BUTTON WITH A
SINGLE PUSH AND THE VEHICLE SPEED IS LESS THAN 7 KPH (4 MPH), THE BACK
DOOR WILL UNLOCK AND UNLATCH, POTENTIALLY INCREASING THE RISK OF
INJURY FOR UNRESTRAINED OCCUPANTS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING.
Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR
VEHICLE TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO HAVE THE BODY CONTROL MODULE
REPROGRAMMED WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE USING STANDARD WORKSHOP
MANUAL PROCEDURES. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. FORD IS
EXCLUDING REIMBURSEMENT FOR COSTS BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY
PROGRAM WOULD PROVIDE FOR A FREE REPAIR FOR THIS CONCERN. FORD WILL
FORWARD A COPY OF THE NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO DEALERS TO THE AGENCY
WHEN AVAILABLE.
11/02/2016
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Dealer Inventory
Vehicle offered for sale
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Ford or Lincoln Mercury Recall
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please contact a local Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealer.
Manufacturer Recall
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also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired
at no cost to you.
New Owner Reported
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Ownership History
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changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle
history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers
sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio,
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I have reviewed and received a copy of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 2014 FORD FOCUS
vehicle (VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894), which is based on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of
11/7/16 at 11:47 AM (EST).
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Date
Dealer Signature
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Number of Owners:
2
Last owned in the following
Ohio
state/province:
2014 FORD FOCUS ST
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
Body Style: HATCHBACK 4 DR
Engine Size: 2.0L L4 DIR DOHC 16V
Drivetrain: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
*Below industry annual average of 15,000 miles
None of these major title problems
were reported by a state Department of
Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire,
Flood, Hail, Lemon
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds
Mechanical Limits
Original Manufacturer's Warranty:
Basic Warranty Active
Please confirm remaining factory warranty and
extended warranty options with your dealer!
The original manufacturer's warranty includes:
36 months or 36,000 miles
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues
Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues
Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues
Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues
Reported
Other Accidents / Damage
No Issues
Reported
Courtesy of
Fred Martin Superstore
10,248
Annual average mileage:
3195 Barber Rd
Norton, OH 44203
1-866-484-7048
www.fredmartinsuperstore.com
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CARFAX Vehicle Description: 2014 FORD FOCUS ST
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
Body Style: HATCHBACK 4 DR
Driveline: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Engine: 2.0L L4 DIR DOHC 16V
CARFAX will buy this vehicle back if
you find that any of these severe problems were reported by a
Department of Motor Vehicles and were not included in this report.
SEVERE DAMAGE
Salvage/Junk
Rebuilt/Reconstructed
Dismantled
Fire/Flood/Hail
ODOMETER PROBLEMS
Exceeds Mechanical Limits
Not Actual Mileage
LEMON HISTORY
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Ford
Focus ST
2014
1FADP3L90EL339894
1C1796A
*100
Engine: Cylinder Block and all Internal parts; Cylinder
Head Assemblies, Head Gaskets, Timing Case, Chain,
Gears, Belt and Sprockets; Harmonic Balancer; Oil Pump;
Water Pump; Turbocharger Housing and all Internal Parts
(unless attached to a diesel engine); Turbocharger
Wastegate Actuator (unless attached to a diesel engine);
Serpentine Belt Tensioner. Burnt valves and worn piston
rings are not covered. Diesel Engine Assemblies with or
without turbochargers are excluded. Transmission:
Transmission Case and all Internal Parts; Torque
Converter; Drive Plate; Flex Plate; Fly Wheel; Bell
Housing. Manual Transmission Clutch Parts are not
covered at any time. Front-Wheel-Drive: Transaxle Case
and all Internal Parts; Drive Shaft and Axle Assemblies
and their Housings; Constant Velocity Joints and Boots.
Rear-Wheel-Drive: Rear Axle Housing and all Internal
Parts; Axle Shafts; Axle Shaft Bearings; Drive Shaft
Assemblies; Drive Shaft Center Bearings; Universal Joints
and Yokes. Four-Wheel-Drive (4x4) / All-Wheel- Drive
(AWD): Transfer Case/Power Transfer Unit and all
Internal Parts; Front and Rear Axle Assemblies; Axle
Shafts; Axle Shaft Bearings; Drive Shaft Assemblies;
Universal Joints and Yokes; Viscous Coupler Assembly.
*100
*The customer pays only the first $100 of the
total cost of covered component repairs
preformed during each repair visit.
All listed components are covered for 3 months
from the vehicle sale date or 3,000 miles from
the vehicle’s odometer reading at the time of
vehicle sale (whichever comes first).
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Retail Breakdown
NADA
Publication: 11/2016, Region: Central
2014 FORD Focus Hatchback 5D ST I4 Turbo............................................................................ $18,500
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
Stock #: 1C1796A
MSRP..................................................................................................... 24115
Weight...................................................................................................... 3223
*** Itemized Add/Deducts ***
Aluminum/Alloy Wheels............................................................................. Included
Condition................................................................................................. Clean
Total Value without mileage............................................................... $18,500
Mileage adjustment (23477) miles........................................................ $1,100
*** NADA Retail ......................................................................................................................... $19,600
Fred Martin Motor Company - fmss office
NADA publication for Ohio: Publication: 11/2016, Region: Central
Values are subjective opinions. NADA and vAuto, Inc. assume no responsibility for errors or omissions.
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Retail Breakdown
KBB.com
11/4/2016-11/10/2016
2014 Ford Focus ST Hatchback 4D.............................................................................................. $17,080
VIN: 1FADP3L90EL339894
Stock #: 1C1796A
*** Itemized Add/Deducts ***
4-Cyl, EcoBoost, 2.0T............ Included
Manual, 6-Spd......................... Included
FWD........................................ Included
Yellow............................................. 159
Hill Start Assist Control.......... Included
Traction Control...................... Included
AdvanceTrac........................... Included
ABS (4-Wheel)....................... Included
Keyless Entry.......................... Included
Keyless Start........................... Included
Air Conditioning..................... Included
Power Windows...................... Included
Power Door Locks.................. Included
Cruise Control......................... Included
Power Steering........................ Included
Tilt & Telescoping Wheel....... Included
AM/FM Stereo........................ Included
MP3 (Single Disc)................... Included
SYNC...................................... Included
Dual Air Bags.......................... Included
F&R Side Air Bags................. Included
Head Curtain Air Bags............ Included
Rear Spoiler..................................... 120
Alloy Wheels..................................... 99
Condition......................................................................................... Excellent*
Total Value without mileage............................................................... $17,458
Mileage adjustment (23477) miles........................................................ $1,214
*** KBB.com Retail .................................................................................................................... $18,672
*"Excellent" - 3% of all cars we value meet this criteria. This car looks
new and is in excellent mechanical condition. It has never had paint or
bodywork and has an interior and body free of wear and visible defects.
The car is rust-free and does not need reconditioning. Its clean engine
compartment is free of fluid leaks. It also has a clean title history, has
complete and verifiable service records.
Fred Martin Motor Company - fmss office
KBB.com publication for Ohio: 11/4/2016-11/10/2016
Values are subjective opinions. KBB.com and vAuto, Inc. assume no responsibility for errors or omissions.
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2014 Ford Focus - New Car Test Drive - Print
2014 Ford Focus
By New Car Test Drive
Updated: November 9, 2014
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2014 Ford Focus
Available in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback models, Ford Focus offers sharp looks, technology and
refinement with excellent fuel economy. A choice of drivetrains is available.
Focus comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine with direct injection and twin variable valve timing. A 5-speed
manual transmission is standard and a 6-speed automatic with SelectShift is optional. The standard 2.0-liter
engine makes 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. The 2014 Ford Focus gets an EPA-estimated 26/36
mpg City/Highway with 5-speed manual, 27/37 mpg with 6-speed automatic, both on Regular gasoline.
Focus ST features a more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that cranks out an impressive 247 horsepower and
250 pound-feet of torque. Focus ST comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox and sport-tuned suspension. Focus
ST comes as a hatchback only with a special body kit. The sporty Focus ST is rated 23/32 mpg City/Highway.
The Focus Electric is powered by a 107-kilowatt electric motor that has an estimated range of 76 miles per full
charge and an EPA energy efficiency equivalent rating of 110 MPGe City and 99 MPGe Highway or 105 MPGe
Combined. It's an electric car, so gas stations are a thing of the past. You charge it up at home. With a 240-volt
home charger, Ford says the Electric can be recharged in four hours, half the time it takes the Nissan Leaf to get
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fully juiced. The Focus Electric competes most closely with the Leaf, although the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a
smaller, less expensive all-electric alternative. Government subsidies, perks and kickbacks make the Focus
Electric more attractive to buyers.
The Ford Focus models have nice interiors for the class. The soft materials are clearly high quality, while the
hard trim looks slathered on. There's excellent legroom in front, but rear legroom is only moderate. The gauges
are easy to read and include a big tachometer and speedometer with cool blue needles.
The MyFord Touch connectivity interface powered by Microsoft's SYNC comes standard. The system uses twin
high-resolution screens, including an 8-inch touch screen in the center console, to communicate with your car.
The driver uses three senses: see, hear, touch. Ford says the system is designed to be simple and completely
intuitive for the driver, and maybe it was designed that way, but it doesn't always work that way. We found this
latest version of MyFord Touch difficult to use.
On the road, the Focus is exceptionally quiet. A lot of productive effort went into making the cabin silent, with
luxury-levels of sound insulation practically everywhere, including the doors, windshield, carpet and headliner.
Ride quality was smooth and soft. We found the standard engine extremely smooth with plenty of power.
However, we thought the 6-speed automatic was imprecise in its shifting, while the 5-speed manual felt ropey.
Ford Focus competes with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Subaru Impreza, Hyundai Elantra,
Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta.
Model Lineup
The 2014 Ford Focus comes in sedan and Hatchback versions. Focus comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine. A
5-speed manual transmission is standard, a 6-speed automatic optional.
Focus S Sedan ($16,310) is equipped with cloth upholstery, climate control with air filtration, power door locks
and front windows, full center console, 110-watt four-speaker AM/FM/CD3/MP3 sound system, fold-flat rear
seat, tilt-telescoping steering wheel, 15-inch steel wheels, halogen headlamps, and black grille, mirrors and door
handles. No cruise control or USB port or Bluetooth, rear windows are rollup and rear brakes are drum.
Focus SE Sedan ($18,515) and SE Hatchback ($19,115) come with cloth bucket seats with four-way power
driver's seat, body-color mirrors and door handles, floormats, foglamps, auto headlamps, illuminated entry,
compass and temp display, steering-wheel audio controls, power rear windows, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.
Still no USB port or Bluetooth, and rear drums. With the Hatchback you also get a 60/40 rear seat, rear wiper
and liftgate spoiler.
Focus Titanium Sedan ($23,515) and Titanium Hatchback ($24,115) come loaded with leather-trimmed bucket
seats with four-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar, dual-zone climate control, 10-speaker Sony sound
system with HD Radio, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, 8-inch touch screen, SYNC voice-activated communications
and entertainment system, MyFord Touch system with touchscreen display, pushbutton start, sport-tuned
suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch aluminum wheels. Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel
Link is optional. Other options include heated front seats, remote start system, cargo area protector.
Focus ST hatchback ($24,115) features the more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, 6-speed manual
transmission, and sports suspension. Focus ST comes with cloth seats.
Focus Electric ($39,200) features an electric motor and a single-speed direct-drive transmission. The Focus
Electric comes with cloth upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, 60/40 folding rear seats,
MyFord Touch and MyFord Mobile interfaces, with two unique driving screens, rearview camera, Reverse
Sensing System, MyKey, rain-sensing wipers, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
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Safety equipment in all Focus models includes six airbags with the latest technology, electronic stability control,
anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, rearview camera, tire
pressure monitor.
Walkaround and Interior
Walkaround
The Ford Focus looks like a big Fiesta, with an unmistakably Ford shape. The Hatchback looks especially
aerodynamic. The Focus spent 1000 hours in the wind tunnel to get its sleek shape and low roofline. It yields a
0.295 coefficient of drag.
Active grille shutters block airflow to the radiator when it's not required, which improves aerodynamics and fuel
mileage. NASCAR racers did this with cardboard and duct tape for years, but now it's fully electronic; the
shutters have 15 different positions, based on engine temperature. Other cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze are
doing this, as well.
Ford calls the distinctive grille split-trapezoid. Fortunately, the grille is black and not chrome and in-your-face
like other Ford models. There are eight thin horizontal bars in a huge-mouthed trapezoid whose wide side is the
bottom and is divided into three segments by two body-colored vertical bars like catfish chin whiskers. It looks
better than it sounds, balanced by a horizontal opening above it, with one thin chrome bar and a neat blue Ford
oval. The long thin trapezoidish headlamps wrap forward and downward from the cheeks of the car. They're like
sweeping dragon's eyes, says Ford.
Sculpted lines at the sills and door handles flow back from neat modest flared front fenders to give the Focus a
forward-moving slant: kinetic design energy, Ford calls it. The windshield is steeply raked and roofline steeply
dropped to the liftgate glass, making about as much of a teardrop as a chopped hatchback can be. The side
window outline is shaped like a picture of smoke traveling over a sleek car in a wind tunnel. Big vertical
taillamps make the Focus look being safe and Volvo-like.
The Focus SE looks cleaner, we think, lacking chrome beltline trim. The 17-inch Titanium wheels are multispoke wagon wheels, better looking than the optional 18-inch wheels that are like big chrome stars with thin
prongs.
The Focus chassis uses a crash structure designed for the larger Taurus. More than 55 percent is high-strength
steels, including Boron B-pillars and front beam, and a decoupling powertrain cradle to keep the engine out of
the cabin in a head-on crash.
Interior Features
The first thing we notice about the Ford Focus is its seats. Focus models have had comfortable seats for years.
Focus comes standard with sturdy fabric, leather optional. The seats in the Focus are much better than those in
the Chevrolet Cruze. The Focus ST seats are Recaro, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel is thick.
The interior of the Focus feels like a cockpit. With all its bells and whistles, we could easily imagine being a
pilot with all those dials, switches, controls that feel like they wrap around to the elbows on the center stack, and
LED ambient lighting in a choice of seven colors. The Focus Electric feels even more futuristic, with two
screens that show information about driving efficiency, charge capacity and other do-dads related to the electric
powertrain.
The gauges on the dashboard and instrument panel are easy to read: big tach and speedo with cool blue needles,
fuel and engine temp between them, and easy-to-read digital info above the fuel and temp. The soft materials are
clearly high quality, while the hard materials look slathered on: for example four big vertical vents that rival the
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giant grille in terms of in-your-faceness, and thick shiny trim that lines the edges of the center stack, console,
and thick horizontal spokes of the steering wheel. However, we haven't been in a base S model, maybe it's got a
more spartan interior missing the overkill trim. We have no problem with the optional piano black trim.
The MyFord Touch powered by SYNC connectivity system uses twin high-resolution screens, including an 8inch touch screen in the center console, to communicate with your car. Ford says it's designed to be simple and
completely intuitive for the driver. We're not sure they've succeeded in achieving this, but they are continuing to
work on it.
There's excellent legroom in front, but the current generation Focus is shy on rear legroom at 33.2 inches, less
than the amount offered in the previous generation Focus. Rear legroom is a key feature for a compact car, but
Ford appears to have discounted it in the Focus. By comparison, the Volkswagen Jetta, a stylish but not flashy
car, has 38.1 inches of rear legroom with the same wheelbase.
The 60/40 fold-flat rear seats increase trunk volume from its so-so 13.2 cubic feet (the Jetta has 15.5) and the
hatch cargo capacity to a hefty 44.8 cubic feet.
Driving Impressions
We took a long test drive in the Focus SE hatchback, which uses the standard 2.0-liter engine with direct
injection and twin variable valve timing. It makes 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. It's plenty
powerful, but mostly, it's extremely smooth. Chevrolet Cruze's 1.4-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine zooms more
quickly to high speeds.
If only the automatic transmission were programmed to be as smooth as the engine. Its shift points, whether in
Drive or Select, were unexpected and frequent. Sometimes it shifts itself for engine braking going downhill,
when you don't need it to, while other times it doesn't when you want it to. There was so much override in the
Select mode, it didn't really seem to matter much which mode we were in; the car made the shifting decisions
regardless. The manual gearbox is ropey, reminding us of Volkswagen manuals, but the shifting is effortless and
precise.
Ride quality is good. The Focus rides on the soft side, good for commuting while sipping cappuccino. Handling
is less precise, however. When we ran a modest rise in the road full throttle at about 60 mph, the car floated and
the tires chirped when it came down; typically we might have expected that only at higher speeds. The
suspension uses MacPherson struts in front, multi-link in rear.
The rack-mounted power steering system on the Focus was less precise than we'd like, matching the suspension.
In our Focus SE with the standard suspension, we struggled to steer the car precisely in the curves, in contrast to
the Chevrolet Cruze, which handled like a dream when pushed fast through turns.
Active Park Assist, which will parallel park the Focus for you, while you just sit there. It's an improvement on
the Toyota Prius system, which can only park if the space is 7 feet 9 inches larger than the car; using ultrasound,
the Focus needs only a margin of 3 feet. However, it will require the driver's help with the accelerator in a space
that small, because jockeying forward and back is required.
Interior noise is kept to a minimum. A lot of productive effort went into making the Focus cabin silent, including
the door structure and sealing, thick window glass, an acoustic layer in the windshield, sound-deadening body
panels, foam in body cavities, thick carpet insulation and a sound-absorbing headliner.
The Focus ST gets raves from all quarters. In Road & Track magazine's comparison test with a MazdaSpeed 3
and Volkswagen GTI, it won every category except fuel mileage. Who cares, the mileage at an EPA-estimated
26 mpg Combined city and highway is still good for the speed you get. When you're behind the wheel, the fun
just keeps coming at you. It's got character. Engine, gearbox, cornering and ride: all the right driving stuff.
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We drove the Focus ST for one week, and before that for 30 minutes on the same day we drove a Mini Cooper,
Nissan Juke, and Fiat 500 Abarth, also 30 minutes each. No contest. Focus ST came out the winner of all these.
The 2.0-liter twin-turbo makes 252 horsepower, thanks to a complete makeover of the base 160-hp engine. It
will do 0-60 in 5.9 seconds and the quarter-mile in 14.6. But it's the 270 foot-pounds of torque at 2500 rpm that
propel and define the car. There is an electronic program to reduce torque steer, but ha, it can't handle the twist
put out by this engine. In the Focus ST, torque steer is fun. The exhaust is tuned to howl, and it does so
distinctively, pleasing the driver and spectators on the sidewalk. It howls even when it has nothing to howl
about, softly, under gentle acceleration, at an easy 3000 rpm, just to remind you it's there.
The 6-speed manual gearbox is tight and precise, a stick of joy, but, sadly, heel-and-toe downshifting is difficult.
Drivers with different feet and ankles might not find this so. We climbed from the Focus ST into a Nissan 370Z,
and the heel-and-toe execution was spot-on in the Z.
The Focus ST suspension is tuned toward oversteer, so at the limit in a corner it doesn't plow; instead the rear
end comes around, just a controllable touch. Unheard of. Grins. The cornering is amazingly quick and grippy for
a front-wheel-drive car. Credit to the tires, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrics, 235/40 on 18-inch alloy rims. Do
not go out in ice or snow with these tires, and be careful in rain, but in the dry they are fantastic. The steering
ratio is 13.7:1, compared to the Mazdaspeed 3 at 16.2:1 and VW GTI at 16.4:1. Not only that, it's variable ratio,
and quickens to an astonishing 10.1:1 at speed. Think track days. Run with the Vipers. The ride is firm,
reminding you that your car is hot. But you can drive all day no problem.
Over patchy pavement under acceleration, it twitches a lot. It's exciting, and, as with the torque steer, there's
security to the twitch; it doesn't threaten to make you lose control. Maybe it's that electronic Torque Steer
Compensation program.
We observed fuel economy in the mid-20s when we were driving the gasoline-powered Focus SE. Official EPA
estimates are 26/36 mpg City/Highway with the 5-speed manual gearbox and 27/37 with the 6-speed automatic.
The new Focus ST hatchback with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is rated at 23/32 mpg City/Highway.
The Focus Electric doesn't need gas. It gets its power from a battery that owners charge up at home. On the road,
we found the power from the 107-kilowatt electric motor perfectly adequate. It makes the equivalent of 141
horsepower. Like all cars that use electric motors, there's plenty of thrust off the line. The single-speed, directdrive transmission is smooth and unobtrusive.
The Focus Electric gets an EPA energy efficiency equivalent rating (MPGe) of 110/99 MPGe City/Highway
(105 MPGe Combined), which is slightly better than the Nissan Leaf. Ford claims the Focus Electric can go up
to 76 miles on one charge, which is less than the Nissan Leaf's estimated range of 100 miles. But the Focus has a
huge advantage when it comes to charging time, at least on paper. Ford says the Focus can fully charge in four
hours using a 240-volt home charger, while the Leaf requires twice as long. Owners of the Focus Electric will be
able to control and check up on their cars using MyFord Mobile, a smartphone integration app that allows
owners to monitor charging progress, locate charging stations and remotely set climate control functions.
We found the Focus Electric particularly smooth and quiet. We expected ride quality to be sacrificed with the
comparatively huge 17-inch aluminum wheels, but we didn't detect any significance differences while on the
road.
Summary, Prices, Specs
Summary
Ford Focus is a technology leader in the compact car class. The standard Focus models get good fuel economy
and are smooth and quiet. The transmissions do the job but are uninspired. MyFord Touch takes effort to learn to
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operate well. The Focus ST brings sports appeal with a more powerful engine. The Focus Electric eliminates the
need for gasoline.
Sam Moses reported from Los Angeles, with Laura Burstein reporting from Detroit, and Mitch McCullough
contributing from New York.
Model Line Overview
Ford Focus S Sedan ($16,200); SE Sedan ($18,200); SE Hatchback ($19,200); Titanium Sedan
Model lineup:
($23,200); Titanium Hatchback ($24,200); ST Hatchback ($23,700); Focus Electric ($39,200)
Engines:
160-hp 2.0-liter I4; 252-hp 2.0-liter I4 with EcoBoost; 107-kilowatt electric motor
Transmissions: 5-speed manual; 6-speed automatic; 1-speed direct drive
Safety
equipment
six airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitor
(standard):
Safety
equipment
none
(optional):
Basic
3 years/36,000 miles
warranty:
Assembled in: Wayne, Michigan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested
Ford Focus ST Hatchback ($23,700)
(MSPR):
sport seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control with air filtration, 110-watt 4speaker AM/FM/CD3/MP3 audio, power door locks and windows, fold-flat 60/40 rear
Standard equipment: seat, tilt-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, 18-inch alloy wheels, halogen
auto headlamps, foglamps, body-color mirrors and door handles, floormats, illuminated
entry, dual exhaust tips, black grille
Options as tested
Sony and MyFord Touch package with Sony/Sirius audio system ($2505); navigation
(MSPR):
($795)
Destination charge: $795
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested
$24020
(MSPR):
Layout:
front-wheel drive
Engine:
2.0-liter I4 direct injection Ecoboost twin turbo
Horsepower (lb.-ft
252 @ 5500
@ rpm):
Torque (lb.-ft @
270 @ 2500
rpm):
Transmission:
6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy,
23/32 mpg
city/hwy:
Wheelbase:
104.3 in.
Length/width/height: 178.5/71.8/57.7 in.
Track, f/r:
61.2/60.4 in.
Turning circle:
39.4 ft.
Seating Capacity:
5
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Head/hip/leg room,
f:
Head/hip/leg room,
m:
Head/hip/leg room,
r:
Cargo volume:
Payload:
Towing capacity:
Suspension, f:
Suspension, r:
Ground clearance:
Curb weigth:
Tires:
Brakes, f/r:
Fuel capacity:
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38.3/53.9/41.9 in.
in.
38.0/52.7/33.2 in.
44.8 cu. ft.
Lbs.
Lbs.
independent, MacPherson strut, 25mm stabilizer bar
independent, multi-link, 22mm stabilizer bar
in.
3223 lbs.
P235/40YR18
vented disc/disc w ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
12.4 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested
retail prices (MSPR) effective as of November 9, 2014.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination
and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800392-FORD - www.ford.com
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2014 Ford Focus 4 DR FWD
Overall Rating
Vehicle Test Weight: 2961 lbs.
Recommended Advanced Technology Features
Rearview Video Systems: Optional
Forward Collision Warning: No
Lane Departure Warning: No
Note: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now a required safety feature on vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000
pounds or less. Thus, beginning in Model Year 2014, ESC has been removed from the list of 'Recommended Technologies' and
'Rearview Video Systems' has been added.
Safety Issues
Recalls
Investigations
Yes
Complaints
Yes
Manufacturer
Communications
Yes
Yes
Safety Features
Advanced Safety Features
Air Bags
Frontal Air Bag: Driver, Front Passenger
Rearview Video Systems * : Optional
Curtain: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso: Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belts and Head Restraints
Knee: Driver
Dynamic Head Restraint: Not Available
Additional Air Bags: Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position
Head Restraints: Driver, Front Passenger, Rear
Seat
Requirements: Yes
Advanced Belt Feature: Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage: Driver, Front
Passenger
Child Passenger Features
Seat Belt Reminder System : Driver, Front
Passenger
LATCH Locations: Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch): Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations:
Not Available
* Rearview Video Systems that are listed as Safety Features in this section are systems that may not have been evaluated against
the NCAP performance criteria that are designed to ensure that the system can help drivers avoid backover crashes. These systems
will be listed as a Recommended Advanced Technology Feature only after we have determined that they pass the NCAP rearview
video system performance criteria.
Frontal Crash
Test # 8001
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Driver (Male)
Rating:
Passenger (Female)
Rating:
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Tested with: FRONTAL AIR BAG,KNEE AIR
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Side Crash
Side Crash Rating
Test # 8002
Side Barrier Rating
Driver Front Seat (Male)
Rating:
Passenger Rear Seat
(Female)
Rating:
View Side Crash Test
Tested with: CURTAIN AIR
BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Test # 7999
Side Pole Rating
Driver Front Seat (Female)
View Side Pole Crash Test
Tested with: CURTAIN AIR
BAG,TORSO/PELVIS AIR BAG
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings
Front Seat Rating:
Rear Seat Rating:
Rollover
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover
11.6%
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