2005 Ford Focus

    (7 Reviews)


    2005 Ford Focus Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Ford Focus

    • The Focus is much greater than the sum of its parts.

      - Automobile
    • Handling refinement of the Focus is unsurpassed.

      - AutoWeek
    • All Focuses, the wagon in particular, have generous cargo holds.

      - Consumer Guide
    • Excellent head and legroom, even in back.

      - Motor Trend
    • I especially like the grab-and-pull door handles.

      - Road Test Online
    • The highchair seating gives everyone better outward vision and excellent leg room in all positions.

      - Savvy Motoring
    • Great handling makes every drive a grin opportunity.

      - USA Today

    What reviewers liked least about the Ford Focus

    • Anemic base engine.

      - Automobile
    • Center armrest is mounted too high

      - Car and Driver
    • Build quality was disappointing.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Plasticky trim bits fail to equal the rest of the car's overall quality.

      - Motor Trend
    • Has Ford Motor found and fixed everything?

      - USA Today

    Ford Focus Comparisons

    • [Focus' four-cylinder engines are] easily outpowered by the Neon's thrashier 150-horsepower four.

      - AutoWeek
    • The [Honda] Civic still rides softer and is quieter than Focus.

      - Consumer Guide
    • While its performance was lackluster compared to the Nissan [Sentra] and Chevrolet [Cavalier LS], the Focus still pulled strongly.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Focus wagon is more enjoyable to drive than the Daewoo Nubira or Hyundai Elantra, or even the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

      - Savvy Motoring

    Best one-liner about the Ford Focus

    • So much better than it has to be.

      - Automobile
    • Its ride motions are supple and absorbent, as if a road crew had carpeted the bumps.

      - Car and Driver
    • Like an eager puppy, the Focus ZX3 begs to go for a ride and you're just as happy to comply.

      - New Car Test Drive

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