2012 Ford Focus User Reviews

2012 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"cheap car" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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uh2lsaab writes:
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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uh2lsaab
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Tbd — It handles great, drives effiicently and looks sharp but I miss turbo torque from Saabs that I have owned. The Focus does have amazing ride and handling with the sport suspension package and 18" wheels with summer tires and I've averaged 31+ mpg in mixed driving. The DSG transmission rev matches seamlessly but 3rd gear is a somewhat sluggish. It's a little tight inside for cargo space but I like it overall. It just feels very solid (yet light) for a compact car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Ford Sync...I can talk to my car!

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Small

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Fun,fuel Efficient, Affordable Car To Drive. — Ford Made alot of good improvements to the Focus. Most of tham cosmetic and convenience, and a few functional. All in all, very fun car to drive. Its light, peppy, and responds very well. I especially like the new active torque vectoring steering and the active grill shutters.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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this_guy writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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Gas mileage, Aesthetics, Dashboard setup

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After 2 kids, back seat stopped being big enough.

this_guy
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Never Thought I Would Like Anything Manufactured By Ford, This Car Changed My Mind — I like the gas mileage this car offers, it has saved our family plenty of money. The handling is precise; I feel safe driving this car during any weather. Safety was the reason we choose this car, it was rated highly. It silenced all worry I had about Ford reliability, I am very glad that I chose this car instead of a foreign one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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faaiish writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Ride's comfortable.  Dependable.  Nice radio.  Stylish

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Back seat is small not much leg room back there.  Transmission at first.  

faaiish
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Nice Little Car — When I first got this I hated the transmission. It shuttered and the fuel economy wasn't as good as expected. Got a trans seal replaced (under warranty) 3 more MPG and no shutter. It made me rethink this little car. I had put around 40,000 mile on it when I took it in to the dealership and I was considering leaving it and getting a Fusion. I got it back thinking I would give it one more chance. It has totally changed my mind. Trans shifts flawlessly and I get 36 to 37 half highway and half around town. I have truly changed my thinking and would recommend this little sporty looking car. Exception to that is if you have kids. It would be fine if you have little one's but if you have teens or preteens the back seat has no leg room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reece writes:
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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5

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Technology

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Rattles and rear leg room

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Ford Focus Titanium — Overall really happy with this car despite the dual clutch being a bit all over the place and some rattles here and there...performance is good for a small car...excellent tech though.. sat nav, cornering lights, adaptive cruise, auto parking etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Elric writes:
2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback Review
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Style, technology, fuel economy/range, surprising cargo capacity, interior quality, ride.

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MyFordTouch still has a few kinks, doesn't have vehicle information other than fuel economy in the driver information screen.

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A Departure. — It's different from what I normally get by about thirty miles, but so far I'm impressed. Ford's interiors have impressed me in the past three years or so and the third-generation Focus is no different. The MyFordTouch system, revised in this model, still has its bugs, but for the most part, and between putting almost five thousand miles on it in a month, I have not experienced any horror stories. The best part is spending but forty dollars to fill it all the way up from empty when gas is $3.89 a gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BroT writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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This car drives good, handles all road conditions well. The fuel economy was pleasing.

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I was accustomed to driving SUV's prior to purchasing this car, getting out of a car built this close to the ground was a chore at 64 years old. Lol  Interior was small for childern safety seats in the rear and my 6'2" frame in the front.

BroT
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Loved It. — The car drove very well. Loved the fuel economy! It had a very sharp looking aero dynamic body style. The ride was very pleasant even on less than perfect roadways. Other than being cramped for room with the grandchildren on board and the low ride, I have nothing but good to say about the 2012 Ford Focus.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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helluvaengineer writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Great fuel economy with tons of space in the hatch

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Not the most comfortable for people in the back seats but excellent for this size car

helluvaengineer
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Great All Around Car! — This car gets excellent fuel economy cruising in the city and on the interstates and highways. It is well styled and has a high quality interior. There were a few hiccups with the dealer and some warranty work early on but it was all taken care of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bbrat writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Great looking car

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A little small

bbrat
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Love It — Great car. Perfect for commuting to work and sporty enough to drive around with my friends.Don't really have anything bad to say about the car. Could be happier if it was a little roomier, but I knew what I was buying when I got a hatch back. Love it

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Chasneyc writes:
2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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Great gas mileage. Easy up keep. Still under dealer warranty. Good for families with small children, young adults, or first time drivers. Only two previous owners

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Small, compact car.

Chasneyc
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Reliable Focus — I love the fuel economy! It's compact size helped me find parking spots at packed events. Very reliable, haven't experienced any problems with the car. It has a good amount of trunk space, also the back seat folds down to offer more space.

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