The well-rounded, well-built 2014 Ford Focus remains a top choice in an increasingly competitive segment. Major reasons to consider the 2014 Ford Focus sedan and hatchback include sprightly performance, an upscale interior, a refined ride and excellent fuel economy.
The front-wheel-drive 2014 Ford Focus has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 160 hp and 146 pound-feet of torque. Official EPA estimates for fuel economy stand at 31 mpg combined (27 mpg city/37 mpg highway) with the equipped 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Ford Focus has been tuned to provide both sharp handling and a refined ride. This is one of the more entertaining economy cars to drive around turns yet the Focus is also smooth riding and quiet on the highway. The 2.0-liter engine offers above average performance and fuel economy.
The interior is attractive and quiet, and the materials are among the best in this class. The front seats are supportive and comfortable over long distances. The rear seats offer adequate headroom.
This SE model gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, cruise control, power rear windows, a trip computer, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, Ford's Sync voice-activated phone and audio player interface, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. This hatchback also has a 60/40 split-folding seatback (versus one solid folding seatback) and a removable cargo cover.
Standard safety features include: antilock brakes, stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The Ford Sync system, which is available on all Focus models, also includes an emergency crash notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cell phone. In government crash testing, the Focus received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal impact protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Focus its highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.