The Ford Focus is generally well liked by both car critics and owners alike. Kelly Blue Book rates the car at 6.9/10, U.S. News & World Report rates the car at 8.2/10, and Car and Driver rates the car at 4/5.
Owner and critic reviews praise the Ford Focus for its handling, balanced ride, and how well insulated the interior is against road noise. The interior's features garner high praise for the myriad of technological options available, though the back seats receive criticism across the board due to their small size. The small size of the vehicle is noted as a contributor to its excellent fuel efficiency, which is another point of high praise for the vehicle.