2015 Ford Focus sedan

Pros: Acceleration in ST model; sporty driving character; high-quality interior trim; impressive fuel economy

Cons: Tight rear-seat space; higher-end models get quite pricey; finicky interface of MyFord Touch system; not all drivers like behavior of automated-manual transmission; 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is available with manual transmission only

CG Says: The 2015 Ford Focus gets several worthwhile updates, including updated exterior styling, a retuned suspension, new infotainment features, standard rearview camera, available lane-keep-assist system, and availability of Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine. The high-performance ST model gains a flat-bottomed steering wheel, revised steering feel, and some new appearance options. Focus is a sporty, fun-to-drive compact that can be ordered with some unexpected high-end equipment. We like the manual transmission more than the automated manual, and we still haven’t been won over by the MyFord Touch control interface. Focus prices range from class-competitive to surprisingly expensive for loaded Titanium models. The ST promises lots of muscle, but we were a bit disappointed in the front-drive car’s ability to get it to the road. While it’s not our favorite compact, Focus is still worth your consideration.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S sedan: $17,170
SE sedan: $18,460
SE hatchback: $18,960
Titanium sedan: $23,170
Titanium hatchback: $23,670
ST hatchback: $24,370

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
160
Std. Transmission
5-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
26-27
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-37

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder
Horsepower
123
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
29-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
40-42

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

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2015 Ford Focus hatchback
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2015 Ford Focus ST