Pros: Surprisingly fun to drive; positive traits of comparable gas-engine Focuses carry over intact; capable of relatively fast Level 2 charging
Cons: Cargo area compromised by battery pack; cramped rear-seat space; high price premium over conventional gas-engine counterparts
CG Says: The electric version of Ford’s mainstream compact car sees little change for 2014. Focus Electric is among the more rewarding pure-electric vehicles to drive. And, for the most part, it feels like a conventional Focus. Prices are high, however, compared to both the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Still, if your goal is to be green and drive a car no one will suspect is electric, the Focus Electric is a fine choice. Note that Focus Electric is available only in select Ford dealerships.