Ford Focus Electric

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $39,200
MPG 104.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

Edmunds.com

08/16/12
2012-08-16
88
100

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Dan Edmunds Dan Edmunds 7.8 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is a compelling choice that combines solid Focus driving manners and the allure of the EV driving experience with a usable range and efficiency. More importantly, it can offer that range with considerably less down time.

Road & Track

04/19/12
2012-04-19
86
100

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Dennis Simanaitis Dennis Simanaitis 5.3 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

Ford has configured the Focus Electric to be an extremely well-equipped compact. And, apart from its EV quietness, the car’s road-going demeanor does little to set it apart from its gasoline-fueled counterpart. Its off-the-line behavior is good fun.

Detroit Free Press

09/06/12
2012-09-06
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The electric Focus’ sales numbers are underwhelming, and its price may be daunting, but the five-passenger compact’s range and performance deserve attention.

MotorWeek

05/25/12
2012-05-25
85
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

We applaud Ford for jumping into the pure EV fight, and for doing so with the Focus. Already a very entertaining compact, now there’s the added bonus of never having to stop for liquid fuel.

Popular Mechanics

04/17/12
2012-04-17
84
100

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John Pearley Huffman John Pearley Huffman 8.3 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

All of Ford’s current Focus models are built the way Lincolns should be, handle how a Mustang ought to, and operate with the precision of a LASIK surgeon. And none of that changes with the Focus Electic.

Automobile Magazine

04/19/12
2012-04-19
84
100

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Ronald Ahrens Ronald Ahrens Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

While the dynamic performance of Ford’s first-ever electric car can best be described as adequate, Ford has done a superior job of integrating electric propulsion into a normal package. If the Electric exudes any trademark characteristic, it’s of quotidian utility with a dash of sportiness.

Winding Road

08/21/12
2012-08-21
84
100

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The Focus Electric is a big step forward for EVs. Its familiar looks and unassuming manner make it a more approachable EV for first-time adopters, while its drivetrain is every bit as advanced as the competition.

CarReview.com

05/18/10
2010-05-18
84
100

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Derek Mau Derek Mau Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

Get in line now because our prediction is that the Ford Focus EV is going to be more popular than the prom queen. And maybe even more fun.

New York Times

05/04/12
2012-05-04
84
100

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Bradley Berman Bradley Berman Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The Focus Electric solves the nerdy-E.V. problem. What do you get for the extra money? A faster, quieter Focus — one that eliminates gas station visits, tailpipe emissions or any personal connection to OPEC. Also, one of the sharpest looking American cars on the road.

AutoGuide.com

06/12/12
2012-06-12
84
100

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Richard Cazeau Richard Cazeau Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The Focus EV drives like a normal car without the engine noise. The absence of a gas engine, combined with the vehicle’s aerodynamics, allow for a quiet and comfortable in-car experience. But it’s still a bit pricey as far as EVs go.

AutoWeek

04/17/12
2012-04-17
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Vaughn Mark Vaughn Score Pending 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

The Focus Electric is the quietest EV we’ve driven yet. Room inside is definitely compact-class snug. And you get the benefit of anonymity.

Motor Trend

04/23/12
2012-04-23
82
100

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Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2012 Ford Focus Electric Hatchback

Despite the Focus EV’s 700 lbs of added weight, I’d say this is the best-driving Focus I’ve experienced. I think it’s a terrific-looking car. But the Focus’ platform doesn’t appear to have anticipated a big battery pack replacing its gas tank.

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