2013 Ford Focus Reviews from North America

2013 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0L Ti-VCT

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 2.0L Ti-VCT Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance2700 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Excellent car for the price

Faults:

MyFord Touch froze once

Someone hit me at 2500 miles; that was about $1,900 to fix.

General Comments:

This is my second Focus, my first being a 2003 Focus SE Comfort sedan. All in all, going from a mk1 Focus to the latest generation, I'm not disappointed. Ford has really come a long way from the inexpensive compact that was the Focus to what we have today.

I particularly enjoy the heated leather seats and steering wheel, as well as the backup camera. I also enjoy the premium audio system by Sony that Ford has packed on board as part of the Titanium trim level.

The car gets very good MPG and has plenty of space for what I need. It seems Ford has found every need someone would typically have in a car and they nailed it. Very pleased.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2014

2013 Ford Focus ST 2.0 turbo petrol

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Fabulous machine, marred only by an inept infotainment system

Faults:

Unfortunately, this car is cursed with the worst infotainment system possible. It's been an endless nightmare, still unresolved.

First trick was to complain about being unable to access the backup camera. What backup camera? The car never had one.

Second trick was to switch to A/V mode if you restarted the car without completely powering it down. What A/V mode? Why A/V?

Third trick was for the computer to fail completely, and as a consequence, drain the battery flat. They were unable to root cause that - just gave me the weasel words that it's a complex system. That inspires confidence.

Also the boost gauge failed. Apparently from a bum chip. That they could figure out and fix.

General Comments:

Fabulous engine and chassis. More power than an idiot like me should have under the loud pedal. The torque steer is entertaining, although some may consider it excessive.

Comfortable seats, albeit a tad difficult to crawl out of after a bout of hard driving - worse if it's in a tight parking spot.

The lowered suspension and aggressive nose make for a scary but attractive machine. Works best in black - dunno why Ford is so fond of the yellow version; it's a naff colour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th January, 2014

2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance4600 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Will never buy another Ford

Faults:

Sunroof opened on its own; had to be adjusted.

Headliner rattled.

Center console rattled.

Engine idled rough on the first start of the day.

Transmission shifted rough.

Ergonomics are bad.

Infotainment system glitches.

General Comments:

Averaged 31 MPG on 87 octane fuel.

No wind noise, but quite a lot of road noise.

Uncomfortable seat bolsters on the bottom of the seat.

Not good for cornering; the turning radius is too big.

Stereo sounded great, but faded out for a second sporadically when using XM and USB.

Navigation system has pretty display, however it is hard to use compared to an inexpensive Garmin Nuvi. Wouldn't work for a while one day, too hard to find points of interest, and entering addresses has to be exact. Can't type in main street if there is a north and south main, etc.

Ford service department at both dealerships I went to lied about what work they performed.

The car rattled like a 10 year old Pinto.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th November, 2013

29th Nov 2013, 12:14

Owned several Fords in my life. My luck with them is about 50/50... half were great and half were out and out lemons and heart breakers. There didn't seem to be any middle ground with them... at least the ones I had. Maybe that's why so many people are so passionate and loyal to the brand... and so many dislike them on the other hand...

2013 Ford Focus SE

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carInfiniti J30

Summary:

Fun and great on gas!

Faults:

Sync (NOT the Sync Touch) gets confused sometimes and could be faster to respond.

GPS directions could be easier to follow.

Steering requires a bit too much constant back and forth effort at high speeds (75mph+).

General Comments:

Very nice drive.

**FUN!**

Would easily buy again.

Dealer was fantastic.

Great gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2013

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews