As far as those available features, they rival those you'd usually find only in much more expensive models, and they range from a rearview camera to an automated parallel parking system that can neatly slip the car into a curbside spot without the driver ever touching the steering wheel. This is an obvious safety problem which was not adequately addressed previously. We had purchased the Nissan Leaf a year ago but unfortunately got into a bad accident which left us having to find an alternative. And there are plenty of storage binnacles and cupholders for everyone. Government subsidies, perks and kickbacks make the Focus Electric more attractive to buyers.
Official cargo dimensions for the Focus Electric haven't been released, but the rear battery pack does take up much of the luggage area. Very unsafe and have reported to Ford. Just 685 of them were sold throughout 2012. Its electric motor and direct-drive transmission result in a smooth power delivery. Using this power source, a full charge may take around 20 hours.
Since I got a great deal, I'm more than satisfied with car, but I'd gladly buy an updated version of this car with no hesitation. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Since the chassis parts are shared with the gasoline version less so there, but the electric drivetrain components may be an issue down the road. The cabin is very similar to that of a conventionally fueled Focus, that is to say generally roomy and nicely appointed. The 2013 Ford Focus nonetheless has some serious competition in the form of the well-made , stylish and well-rounded. It is so fun to drive, and we have achieved up to 110 mile range even though they said we would get 77. The failure was not repaired.
I have the 5 speed so I've had no transmission issues. Primary Use: Commuting to work. The Titanium Handling package adds 18-inch wheels, an upgraded sport-tuned suspension, a full-size spare and summer tires. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. I was stopped at a traffic light at the time and was able to reset the vehicle and safely enter a parking lot and wait for a tow - with the radio still on.
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. But in real-world operation, we've found that the virtual buttons are difficult to identify at a glance, and too often get pressed accidentally or fail to respond properly. The automatic has that extra gear, though buyers should note that it's technically a dual-clutch automated manual and behaves differently from a traditional automatic, occasionally rolling slightly back on hills or being reluctant to creep forward when parking. Owners may contact Ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. And a torque vectoring control system helps keep power delivery stable when accelerating out of corners.
The interior is outdated, the button for the trunk next to the light switch always causes you to accidentally open the trunk, The cup holders don't hold the cups upright if there is only one as they tip over very easily. I can stream pandora off my phone through the car speakers and control it from the touch screen. The handling on curves is great. It really was a keen choice for a small car. In Edmunds brake testing, a Focus Titanium with the Handling package and summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 110 feet, an expected distance for a small car with summer tires, but impressive nonetheless, as few competitors offer a summer tire option.
Personally, I would have preferred the exhaust note to be a bit louder. We found the standard engine extremely smooth with plenty of power. In the affected vehicles, there is no audible chime when the vehicle is operational and the driver's door is opened. As far as the 2013 Ford Focus Electric is concerned, the body is so rigid that you never hear a peep out of it. Not sure I'd I would by another. If people knew how cool they were they would definitely look at electric cars - we don't care what the price of gas is anymore! There's very little body roll in corners, while the sharp, communicative steering is a revelation given that it's electrically assisted. The car would not restart, I had to open the driver side door for the car to power down all the way.
First American car for a long time, and I'm quite happy. The Ford Focus was developed as a world car, which means that its structure wasn't merely engineered to do well on one particular safety test. Nail biting moments ensued, but in every case the car did make it without me having to go Fred Flintstone on it. So far, the dealership is clueless on what to do. Handling is noticeably dulled compared to a non-Electric Focus, but compared to other electric vehicles, the Focus Electric makes a good showing.
Like in the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, owners can preheat or precool the cabin on grid power before a trip. Fortunately this occurred at 5:30 am on a two lane road, shortly after leaving my home, and before entering the interstate. The recall began on January 7, 2016. Completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, the Focus makes its claim as the technology and fuel-mileage leader in its class. Driving the 2013 Ford Focus Electric There's always a bit of a shock factor when driving an electric vehicle, especially for the first time. Whether you choose the sedan or hatchback, you get back seat accommodations that are virtually the same, with just enough legroom and headroom to fit even those over six feet.
The interior rattled when listening to music which is very annoying. Thankfully there was a freeway exit close by, and the car had enough momentum that I was able to roll down the exit ramp and to the shoulder of the feeder road. You won't find such issues with the 2013 Ford Focus Electric. The 2013 Ford Focus competes with the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Subaru Impreza, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Forte and Volkswagen Jetta. Ford says the system is designed to be simple and completely intuitive for the driver, and maybe it was designed that way, but it doesn't always work that way. Whether you go to work, run errands or just drive around town, the 2013 Ford Focus Electric is sure to please. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.