2016 Ford Focus Electric

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$29,170

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2016 Ford Focus Electric
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Based on capable gas car
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit
  • Rapid charging times (240 volts)
  • Off-peak charging capability

The bad:

  • No gasoline backup
  • Battery pack significantly limits cargo room
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • May require home electrical upgrade for quickest charging

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Notable features

  • All-electric version of Focus compact
  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Range up to 76 miles
  • Full charge in as little as 3.5 hours
  • Navigation system standard

2016 Ford Focus Electric review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Ford Focus Electric serves as an all-electric version of Ford’s Focus compact car. It’s available at 900 Ford dealerships across North America.

New for 2016
The 2016 Ford Focus Electric receives Ford’s updated Sync 3 infotainment system as standard along with a few new paint colors. Also now standard are Ford’s MyKey programmable key, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped parking brake handle, auto-locking doors, rear disc brakes, hill-start assist, a perimeter alarm and a high-definition radio. There’s also a Smart Charging system that uses 2-amp USB ports and the addition of Ford’s My Mobile app, which allows drivers to control certain vehicle functions remotely via their smartphone.

Significant Standard Features

  • 143-hp electric motor
  • One-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Rearview camera
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt/telescope steering wheel
  • Navigation system
  • Heated front seats
  • Ford MyKey programmable key
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Knee airbag

Significant Available Features

  • Power driver’s seat
  • Leather upholstry

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

This car is very reliable

This car has more features that some I never used. The navigation system is defendant plus but the best feature is extremely low. My average cost is $20 per month.

4.9

Great around the town car

Peppy little car. Fun to drive around the town. Plenty of leg room for me 6 ' 4" and 280 lbs, but a bit of a twist to get into. Would not recommend for anyone commuting to work over 25 miles each way.

5.0

Love my Focus Electric!

This car is perfect for me! I drive 4 miles each way to and from work and I charge the car once a week. I get roughly 90-95 miles per charge!!

See all 5 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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