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 volume compromised by battery pack; cramped rear-seat accommodations; high price premium over conventional gas-engine counterparts
CG Says: The electric version of Ford’s mainstream compact car sees little change for the 2014 model year. Focus Electric is among the more rewarding pure-electric vehicles to drive. And, for the most part, it feels like a conventional gasoline-fueled 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 Ford Focus Electric is available only in select Ford dealerships, and only in the California and other “green” states.