2005 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

SE Wagon
Avg. Price: $6,230
SES Wagon
Avg. Price: $6,855
ZX3 S
Avg. Price: $5,637
ZX3 SE
Avg. Price: $6,597
ZX3 SES
Avg. Price: $5,825
ZX4 S
Avg. Price: $5,962
ZX4 SE
Avg. Price: $5,832
ZX4 SES
Avg. Price: $6,207
ZX4 ST
Avg. Price: $6,007
ZX5 S
Avg. Price: $5,906
ZX5 SE
Avg. Price: $6,724
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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 75 reviews

This Is An Excellent Car For Animal Owners! I Would Recommend This Car To Everyone. by mfergie889
 — I just bought my ford focus a few days ago... I love it. Great handling, smooth breaking, spacious interior.. Its perfect for my dog since the seats fold down. I was originally going to get a small su... Read More
Buy It. It Looks Like A Sporty Euro-sedan And Handles Like A Bmw 3-series. by Josh
 — The ST looks more aggressive when the silver grille insert is swapped out with the black one from the SES. I can't give a 5-star rating on the build since there's a LOT of plastic in the interior and... Read More
Focus St Review by Nathan
 — Though a watered down version of the Focus SVT which is the Focus RS of Europe the Focus ST is very strong for being a small sedan. This car has taken a massive beating in terms of getting rear ended ... Read More

2005 Ford Focus Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 75 reviews

2005 Ford Focus

A redesign of the 2005 Ford Focus brought new power and more upscale styling to the popular economy line.  The chassis was enlarged slightly, and a new standard engine was introduced, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder dual overhead cam Duratec with an output of 136 horsepower and 133 lb.-ft. of torque.  A Super Ultra Low Emissions version of the 2.0 liter Duratec, with zero evaporative emissions, offered 130 horsepower and 129 lb.-ft. of torque.  Buyers looking for more performance from their 05 Ford Focus could step up to the ST sedan, offered with a 2.3 liter Duratec 23 that clocked at 151 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque.

Roomier interiors featured in all the available trims and body styles.  Four trimlines were on offer.  The S, SE, and SES trims came off the line as two-door and four-door hatchbacks (for some reason, the folks at Ford decided to call these “three-door” and “five-door” vehicles in their marketing, which doesn’t mean anyone should crawl into their Focus through the hatch); four-door sedans; and four-door compact wagons.  A performance-oriented ST model was offered only as a sedan; this trim replaced the much-loved Focus SVT of previous model years.

The 2005 Focus was more reliable than its counterparts of the first few model years, with fewer recalls and complaints about off-the-line quality.  Ford also expanded the options available for Focus buyers, with higher-end audio, moonroof, and leather interiors on offer for drivers willing to spend a little more.  Still, the hallmark of the Ford Focus was affordability, and once again the line delivered economy at the gas pumps (with mileages ranging from 25 mpg city to 35 mpg highway, depending on engine, trim, and model) as well as at the car lot.

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Ford Focus Questions

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What Is Diagram For Serpentine Belt?

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jacsun01
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What Is Routing For 2005 Ford Focus Serpentine Belt?

Need to replace serpentine belt

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PSALMON
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Why Would My 2005 Ford Focus Wagon Leak Gas From The Rear Of Car After Fill...

Why would my 2005 Ford Focus Wagon leak gas from the rear of car after filling with gas, but not overfilling?

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Ford Focus Keeps Stalling.

2005 ZX4, Ford Focus SE. I replaced the transmission mount and motor mount, however later on that day my car just stalled out. The lights and everything was on. I started it back up then it died ...

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What Motors Will Fit A 2005 Ford Focus Zx4

Currently a 2.0 L with bad head, valves are bent, etc. The bottom half of the motor looks good though. Would a Focus 2010 2.0 L fit?

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