2007 Ford Focus

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2007 Ford Focus Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Ford Focus was new.

The Focus delivers a fun ride for a small car that's practical in design and price. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, you should also consider the Honda Civic or the Honda Fit.

8.1

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 7.2
Safety: 8.2
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Fun to drive
  • Comfortable seating
  • A PZEV (partial zero emissions vehicle) model, available in some states, provides cleaner emissions
  • No side-curtain air bags
  • "Aged" styling
  • Materials lacks the refinement of others in class

2007 Ford Focus Overview

Automotive reviewers find the 2007 Ford Focus is a practical choice for drivers on a budget. Buyers enjoy a smooth ride with comfortable seating and easy-to-reach controls. However, many say that an upgrade in design materials is necessary for the Focus to keep up with its class. Nevertheless,  Kelley Blue Book reports that while the Focus is "aging," it is still strong enough to "deserves a place on small-car shopping lists."

A Consumer Guide "Recommended" car, the 2007 Ford Focus "is fun to drive in any form," and although it lacks the refinement or cutting-edge design of some of its competitors, "Focus is priced to sell, and an array of body styles and useful options earn it Recommended status." Automobile Magazine also recommends the Focus, as it "made a name for itself among economy cars with its superior chassis tuning, which provides a much better than expected driving experience, and its rather tall body, which creates a roomy interior. Five years later, these key character traits remain."

Car and Driver expresses reviewers' opinion best by saying the 2007 Ford Focus is "designed to deliver solid, reliable, fuel-thrifty transportation at the most affordable end of the price spectrum." However, IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Ford Focus a rating of "worse than average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared with other vehicles in its class. 

The 2007 Ford Focus comes in three body styles: a three-door "ZX3" hatchback, four-door "ZX4" sedan and a five-door "ZX5" hatchback. The four-door Focus wagon will be discontinued after 2007. The Focus is set to receive a significant redesign for 2008, including the addition of a two-door coupe option.

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