2014 Ford Focus

MSRP $16,810 - $23,565

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8.3

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Updated on: October 14, 2021

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Buying a car is an important decision and the midsize affordable sedan segment is one of the most preferred. Rightfully so, almost every mainstream automaker offers a plethora of choices for consumers. At the right budget, buyers can now pick a handsome midsize sedan, with an impressive interior, efficient powertrain attributes, and first-class safety.

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Pros

Ergonomic interior layout

Lively powertrain

A plethora of safety tech

Cons

Tight rear legroom

Some interior elements feel cheap

What's New?

SE Sport Package 

Titanium trim gets a 5-speed manual as optional


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$16810

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

132 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

146 lb.-ft. @ 4450 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

104.3 in.

length

178.5 in.

width

71.8 in.

height

57.7 in.

curb weight

2935 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

90.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.2 cu ft.

payload capacity

827 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/31/36 mpg

highway range

446.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

S$16,810 onwards

SE$18,615 onwards

Titanium$23,565 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Ford Focus in Oxford White color
Oxford White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

9.9

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.3

Overall Rating


To name, the 2014 Ford Focus seems to be one of the best picks in the segment. Recently redesigned in 2012, the Focus sedan offers a comfortable and soothing ride quality. There is a plethora of standard equipment and the interiors are upscale for the price and class while there is no dearth of impressive safety tech. However, Focus has plenty of rivals to face such as the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, and the Mazda 3, which are quite popular in the segment too. Let's find out if the Ford Focus has the right ingredients to attract eyeballs and potential buyers.


9.9/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2014 Ford Focus Features

9.9/10

The 2014 Ford Focus continues with the same three-trim offerings that include S, SE, and Titanium trim. One can buy the entry-level Focus S at $16,775 while the range-topping Titanium would cost $23,575. In addition, there are multiple optional packages to add desirable features.

Trim

S

SE

Titanium

MSRP

$16,810

$18,615

$23,565

Key Features

Manual climate control

Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors

Power front and rear windows with all windows one-touch up and down

 

Steering wheel with redundant audio controls.

Illuminated entry

Remote Start System.

 

Dual Visor Vanity Mirrors

Cruise control

Heated and leather steering wheel

 

Full-floor center console with storage, cupholders.

Power front and rear windows with driver one-touch down.

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

Manual air-conditioning

AM/FM radio with six speakers

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Manual rear windows

SiriusXM satellite radio

 

The S, SE, and Titanium are the three trim levels to choose from. Besides these, the Focus comes with different optional packages. The SE Sport package adds sport cloth seats, rear disc brakes, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. While SE appearance package equips the Focus sedan with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, foglamps, ambient interior lighting, a six-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, 60/40 split-folding rear seats for the sedan (with a rear center armrest), and satellite radio. This package opens the option to choose two-tone interior color schemes. While an optional SE Winter package adds creature comfort like heated mirrors and heated front seats.

We Recommend

Since there’s a narrow margin in prices of base S trim and Titanium trim, we recommend the buyers shell some more cash, and opt for top-spec Titanium. It acquires all the additions of the SE Appearance package, the Winter package, and the MyFord Touch packages (not the navigation system though) as standard. It features upgraded interior and exterior trims too.

2014 Ford Focus Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2014 Ford Focus sedan comes with a 2.0L Naturally aspirated Inline-4 block that cranks out 160-hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. All this horsepower flows to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission, both of which come standard with the Focus sedan. But for extra bucks, buyers can add convenience with a 6-speed automatic. The engine is not the finest block in the segment, but refined enough to offer comfortable and smooth ride quality. The power is adequate for a sedan of this size and purpose.

The Ford Focus looks to be in high spirits when it scoots off to 60-mph from a standstill in 8.3-seconds, while a quarter-mile takes 16.3-seconds, which isn’t bad for a family sedan.

Models

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Mazda 3

MSRP

$16,775

$18,740

$16,975

$17,995

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.4L Turbo Inline-4

2.0 lier Inline 4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

front-wheel-drive

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

160 hp @ 6500 rpm

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

153 hp @ 5600 rpm

155 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

146 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

138 lb-ft. @ 4200 rpm

177 lb-ft. @ 2000 rpm

150 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.3

8.6

8.1

8.3

Quarter mile (sec)

16.3

16.7

16.2

16.3

Top Speed (MPH)

123

130

130

130

The Ford Focus has the most horses under the hood, but rivals like the Chevrolet Cruze come with the most torque output of 177lb.-ft and are quicker off the line taking 8.1 seconds to the 60mph. The Cruze does this incredible feat with a smaller displacement as compared to the rivals. The Honda Civic is rather sluggish but has apt figures for cruising around town. The Mazda 3 manages similar performance as the Focus and we have no complaints about its ultra-nice power delivery.

2014 Ford Focus Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The mid-size family sedan segment is ever-growing and amongst the most competitive segments. Fuel economy ranks as a top priority in such segments and the Ford Focus strives hard to be worth its value. It delivers EPA estimates like 25/34/28 MPG on city/highway/combined driving conditions. To assist the engine, a 12.4-gallon fuel tank is adequate enough to push the Focus sedan for 360 combined miles on average.

Models

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Mazda 3

MPG (City)

25

28

28

30

MPG (Highway)

34

40

39

41

MPG (Combined)

28

32

32

34

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.4

12.4

13.7

13.2 

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

310/422/366

347/496/421

384/534/459

396/541/448

The Ford Focus looks efficient, but rivals like Mazda 3 offer top-notch figures making the Focus look underwhelming. Other rivals like Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze too, have a better economy than the Focus sedan averaging 32 MPG. The fuel tanks are almost similarly size, but the Chevrolet has a total 13.7-gallons capacity and averages 459 miles.

2014 Ford Focus Interior

8.0/10

While the 2014 Ford Focus already wins hearts with a punchier engine and satisfactory economy. It also features a comfortable and family-friendly cabin, that has remained unchanged since the 2012 redesign. To start with the front, the supportive seats are very ergonomic and relaxing during longer rides. There’s ample headroom and legroom, and also room for adjustability. There’s nothing extravagant, but the subtle and simplistic design language is highly pleasing. There are soft surfaces wherever required, but hard plastics are still pretty abundant. There are brushed aluminum accents on the dash and the center dash, while dual-tone interior paint is what makes the cabin more lively. The wing-like, peculiar design of the physical buttons on the center stack is intricate, while the Ford’s 4-spoke steering remains unchanged.

The rear seats are just as comfortable, but they're slightly tight when it comes to legroom. Six-footers won’t be as comfortable and might bang their knees quite frequently. There are 13.2 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk. The tailgate and the wide opening enable better access to the cargo space, while the 60/40 split-folding seats are perfect for longer items such as skis.

Models

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Mazda 3

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/55.6/41.9

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.9/54.9/42.0

38.6/57.2/42.2

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/53.7/33.2

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.3/53.2/36.1

37.5/54.4/35.8

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

13.2

15.1

14.8

12.4

The cabin is modern and the layout is subtle yet impressive, but the Focus lacks in terms of rear legroom, The Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic are the ones that are generous enough to have tall passengers seat with breezy space at the back. In terms of cargo space, the Honda Civic has the best figures to flaunt of 15.1 cubic feet. Even its rear-seat legroom is higher than its competitors.

Some of the key interior highlights include:

  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Keyless entry
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Six-way power driver seat, leather upholstery
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat (with a rear center armrest)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats (optional)

How intuitive is the 2014 Ford Focus infotainment unit?

The wing-imitating center stack design does attract the eyes as you enter the cabin. But there’s more to the infotainment than design and layout. The base trim features a 4-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. While upgrading to SE trim would add Bluetooth and audio connectivity and upgrades the sound system to a 6-speaker unit. Buyers looking for a more advanced list can opt for the MyFord Touch package that adds an 8-inch touchscreen display along with a 10-speaker Sony sound system and a navigation system. 

Some of the key infotainment features are:

  • Bluetooth
  • 4/6-speaker audio system
  • 10-speaker Sony sound system (optional)
  • 8-inch touchscreen (optional)
  • Navigation System (optional)

2014 Ford Focus Exterior

6.0/10

Redesigned in 2012, the 2014 Ford Focus carries a rather charismatic and energetic attire over the previous bulky and outdated looks. The underrated Ford Focus’ design is sporty and masculine at the same instance. The smooth bodylines reflect the subtle nature of the Ford sedan, while there are bits that add elegance and a subtle touch of sportiness. However, it's the top Titanium trim that stands out the most as it adds chrome bits and larger 18-inch wheels to distinguish itself from the rather understated base S and SE trims.

Models

2014 Ford Focus

2014 Honda Civic

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2014 Mazda 3

Curb Weight (lbs)

2935

2742

2835

2866

Length (in)

178.5

182.3

183.7

180

Width (in)

71.8

70.8

70.5

71

Height (in)

57.7

55.7

57.4

57

Ground Clearance (in)

4.7

5.9

6.4

6

Wheelbase (in)

104.3

106.3

106.3

106.3

The 2014 Honda Civic attracts more eyes with its stylish exterior design. While the Cruze’s aggressive face is more striking than the understated Focus sedan. However, it's the Mazda 3 that looks the most premium among the rivals. In terms of dimensions, the 2014 Ford Focus is the shortest among the competitors measuring 178.5 inches, and even the wheelbase is shorter. All three competitors have a better wheelbase to vaunt and are eerily similar measuring 106.3 inches. Despite its smaller proportions, the Focus is the heaviest weighing 2,935 lbs while the Civic has a curb weight of 2,742 lbs. 

Some of the exterior highlights include:

  • Automatic quad-beam halogen headlamps
  • Mirror with integrated blind spot
  • Rear window defroster
  • 18-inch Alloys
  • Front upper-grille with gloss black
  • Heated mirrors
  • LED lighting with daytime running lamps
  • Rear spoiler

2014 Ford Focus Safety

9.0/10

The 2014 Ford Focus, as the name suggests, is quite “Focus-ed” on the safety of the occupants too. This is why Ford utilizes high-tensile metals to construct a rigid and robust body. The same has been backed up with top-notch safety ratings from NHTSA and IIHS. The former has awarded the 2014 Focus sedan with a 4-star rating out of a top score of 5. While the IIHS has awarded the Ford sedan with the highest possible rating of “Good” in most of the categories. Besides, the Ford Focus also features:

  • Four-wheel ABS
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Child seat anchors
  • Airbags
  • Traction and stability control
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Passenger airbag deactivation
  • Tire pressure monitoring

2014 Ford Focus Final Verdict

To conclude, the 2014 Ford Focus offers a wide list of features that would please buyers, while the powertrain is punchy and efficient. However, some of the rivals are arguably better, and the likes of Chevrolet Cruze nail at being more economical and swift. The interiors are well-decorated, but there’s tight legroom at the back which might be a deal-breaker for some. All in all, if you are going to spend most of your time at the front, the Focus sedan will not disappoint.

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