2015 Ford Focus Electric

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 several minor updates for 2015. The rear taillights, liftgate, rear fascia, and spoiler are redesigned, as is the instrument-panel center stack and center console. A rearview camera, rear-disc brakes, hill-start assist, and perimeter alarm are among the newly standard features. 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 compared to the gas-engine Focuses, but competitive with both the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. 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.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $29,170

Base Engine
electric motor
Horsepower
143
Std. Transmission
1-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
110
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
99

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2015 Ford Focus Electric