• Sign in
  • |
  • Sign up

Auto Show : 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Ford Focus: New York Auto Show

RELATED READING
  • Auto Show

    The 2016 Ford Focus RS, aka the ultimate Focus, takes center stage at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show with its amped-up turbo performance.
  • Car Review

    The 2015 Ford Focus is rejuvenated thanks to a makeover, an available 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, and new safety and infotainment features.
  • Car Review

    The 2015 Ford Focus Electric gets new styling inside and out, and it continues to offer competitive range and a sporty driving character.
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Acura cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs Infiniti cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION
2014 Ford Focus

author photo by Doug DeMuro

What Is It?

The 2015 Ford Focus sedan is a revised version of the popular Ford Focus compact car, which debuted in its current form for the 2012 model year. Although Ford already showed off the Focus hatchback earlier this year in Geneva, the automaker is using this year's New York Auto Show as a launching pad for the updated Focus sedan and a revised version of the fully electric Focus Electric hatchback.

On the outside, the 2015 Focus offers major changes over the current model. While updates for 2015 don't go as far as a full redesign, they still include a totally new front end with Ford's corporate grille, along with a revised rear end with new taillights and an updated bumper design. Interior updates aren't as drastic: They're primarily centered around a new steering wheel and revised climate controls.

But despite the Focus' exterior changes, the compact car's most important update is under the hood, where it features a newly available 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, said to make the power of a 4-cylinder with the fuel economy of a 3-cylinder. Unfortunately, Ford has not announced horsepower figures or gas-mileage numbers for the new engine, though the automaker says it'll only be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Other updates are largely focused on new features. The Focus sedan is adding a standard reversing camera, while it's also offering safety features such as blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist.

Along with revisions to the Focus sedan, Ford has also updated the Focus Electric for the 2015 model year. In addition to new styling that mirrors changes to other Focus models, the Focus Electric adds a unique LCD gauge cluster with electric-car-specific functions to help drivers manage the hatchback's range.

How Much?

Ford hasn't announced pricing, but we wouldn't expect major increases. Figure around $17,500 for a base-level Focus sedan, or $36,000 for a Focus Electric.

When Can You Get It?

Summer or fall 2014

Add It to Your Shopping List Because...

The Ford Focus is already an excellent contender in the compact-car world, and with the latest model, it looks like the car just became even better. In addition to new styling that helps make the Focus look more modern, the sedan also boasts luxury-car-like safety equipment and a new 3-cylinder engine that will likely return impressive fuel economy figures. We're eager to drive it, but for now, we think the 2015 Ford Focus has what it takes to compete with the best compact cars.

Other Cars to Consider

Honda Civic -- The Honda Civic remains a class leader thanks to its no-nonsense interior, its fuel-efficient engines and a reputation for durability matched by few other cars on the road.

Kia Forte -- The Kia Forte is a well-equipped small car that offers a lot of equipment at reasonable prices. We also appreciate its engines, which boast good power and excellent gas mileage.

Mazda3 -- The Mazda3 is our favorite compact car. Fully redesigned for the 2014 model year, the latest Mazda3 boasts an impressive list of available technologies and excellent driving dynamics.

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Sedan
Used 2013 Ford Focus
$13,455
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Certified 2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan
Certified 2013 Ford Focus
$10,830
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Certified 2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan
Certified 2013 Ford Focus
$12,780
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Certified 2010 Ford Focus SE
Certified 2010 Ford Focus
$10,830
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Close 
2015 Ford Focus: New York Auto Show