Upscale styling; confidence-inspiring handling; high-tech interior
High price; tight back seat; compromised cargo capacity
Ford has upgraded the infotainment system to SYNC 3, replacing the slow and finicky MyFord Touch setup. Updates can be loaded through Wi-Fi, and the system recognizes smartphonelike swiping and pinch-to-zoom gestures. See the 2016 Ford Focus Electric models for sale near you
If the Focus Electric's price seems reasonable, go for it. But electric vehicles can still only carry out a limited number of the things we all need cars for. It's a wiser course of action to have this (or any current EV) as a second vehicle in the family. Find a Ford Focus Electric for sale
The 2016 Ford Focus Electric ($30,045) comes in one well-equipped trim level.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, xenon headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry/starting, cruise control, SYNC voice-command functionality with Bluetooth, a SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen, configurable gauges augmented by EV-specific functions, a mobile app with vehicle-status monitoring, eco-themed cloth upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and a premium Sony audio system.
Options include leather upholstery bundled with a 6-way power driver's seat and a rear center armrest, a 240-volt home charging system and an Exterior Protection package with mud guards and 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|
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV -- The Spark is fundamentally smaller and less refined than the Focus, but the electric version's 400 lb-ft of torque and surprisingly low price could get anyone's attention.
2016 Kia Soul EV -- The electrified Soul has interesting styling along with some real cargo- and people-carrying versatility.
2016 Nissan Leaf -- This is the vehicle most people think of first in this segment. While it lacks the Ford's dynamic handling and upscale interior, it can give roughly the same range at a lower initial cost.
Used Toyota RAV4 EV -- The electric RAV4 is based on the previous-generation model, but it has the most cargo space of the bunch. It's also pretty quick thanks to a powertrain from Tesla.