Upscale styling; confidence-inspiring handling; high-tech interior; 76-mile range; 84-mph top speed
High price; tight back seat; compromised cargo capacity
The Focus Electric is unchanged aside from a hefty $4,000 price cut.
If the Focus Electric's price strikes you as reasonable, we won't stand in your way. This is an excellent all-around vehicle for the right kind of buyer.
The Focus Electric comes in one well-equipped trim level.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, cruise control, Sync voice-command functionality with Bluetooth, the MyFord Touch infotainment system with a touchscreen and EV-specific functions, a Focus Electric mobile app with vehicle-status monitoring, keyless entry/ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, eco-themed cloth upholstery, heated front seats with manual adjustments, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and a 9-speaker Sony audio system.
Options include leather upholstery (bundled with a 6-way power driver seat and a rear center armrest), a 240-volt home charging system and an exterior protection package with mud guards and a protective rear bumper coating.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
Chevrolet Spark EV -- The Spark is fundamentally a smaller and less refined vehicle, but the electric version's 400 lb-ft of torque will get anyone's attention. So will its surprisingly low price.
Honda Fit EV -- The Fit EV outdoes the Focus with a 118 mpge rating, and it has a bigger back seat, too.
Nissan Leaf -- Nissan's electric hatchback is the one most people think of first in this segment, and while it lacks the Ford's dynamic handling and upscale interior, it can give you roughly the same range at a lower initial cost.