Ford Focus Models and Focus History

Introduced in Europe during 1998, the subcompact Ford Focus launched in North America as a replacement to the Escort for the 2000 model year. The striking design of the first-generation Ford Focus was provided to the United States as a 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan and a wagon. Despite some uneven reliability during the first years, the shapely Focus eventually settled into the Ford line-up as a valuable economy car. Powered by one of two four-cylinder engine options, the early Ford Focus offered special Sony Limited Edition, Street Edition and Kona Edition models as an effort to promote the vehicle’s personality. In 2001, an STV version of the Ford Focus was made available with a 170-horsepower engine and a serious performance character. A five-door hatchback Focus was made available to North American buyers in 2002.


For 2002 and 2003, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control was optional on the Ford Focus. Featuring refreshed front-end styling for 2005, the Ford Focus replaced the SVT model with an ST version. The Ford Focus was once-again restyled in 2008 with only a two-door and four-door model available. The Ford SYNC system was first introduced as an option for the Focus. For the 2012 model year, the North American Ford Focus received a completely new platform and a refined compact car appearance.


A 160-horsepower, direct-injection 2.0-liter engine powered a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback version of the 2012 Ford Focus. The following year, a high-performance Ford Focus ST debuted, cranking out 252 horsepower from a turbocharged engine.

New and Used Focus Prices, Ford Focus Model Years and History

The best-selling Focus starts entry-level but can deliver a vast array of tech and luxury features in the upper trim levels.
The popular Ford Focus is a household name, known for its versatile technology features, upper trim level luxuries and reliability.
The Ford Focus has continued to dominate in sales as the carmaker aims to appease a growing base of diehard fans. 2016 is no different, and the Focus fully delivers.
The iconic and popular Ford Focus returns for 2015 with just as many bells and whistles.
Setting the standard in the compact class, the 2014 Ford Focus provides superior fuel economy, premium features, and entertaining drivability, making it a perfect daily driver.
No longer available in the SEL trim, the 2013 Ford Focus is a compact car, with seating for five, available in sedan and hatchback trim levels.
A redesigned and reengineered compact car, 2012 Ford Focus combines fuel economy with comfort in both a four-door sedan as well as a five-door hatchback.
A solid, well-priced piece of basic transportation, the 2011 Ford Focus is a likable and well-equipped compact car coming only as a sedan this year.
Whether you want four-doors or just two, the compact 2010 Ford Focus is available in both body styles and now comes standard with Ford's MyKey system.
A good value for a solid little compact car, the 2009 Ford Focus demonstrates great fuel economy and updated styling.
Looking fresh and new, the compact 2008 Ford Focus is available as a sedan or a coupe and power for both comes from a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine.
A compact car available as a three-door hatchback or four-door sedan, the 2007 Ford Focus is capable hitting 37 mpg on the highway thanks to the 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a manual transmission.
A compact, five-passenger car, the 2006 Ford Focus is available as a two-door hatchback, four-door sedan, or four-door wagon.
The 2005 Ford Focus is a compact, five-passenger car available as a coupe, sedan, or wagon.
A versatile compact car with seating for five, the 2004 Ford Focus is available as a three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, four-door wagon, or five-door hatchback.
A fuel-efficient compact car, the five-passenger 2003 Ford Focus is available as a sedan, a three-door hatchback, or a five-door wagon and it has a fuel-economy rating of 32 mpg on the highway.
A versatile compact with room for five, the 2002 Ford Focus is available as a coupe, a four-door sedan, a four-door wagon, or a five-door hatchback wagon.
Rated at well over 30 mpg on the highway, the 2001 Ford Focus is a sporty yet efficient compact car available as a coupe, sedan or wagon.
A totally new compact vehicle, the 2000 Ford Focus brings a bit of European style to the North American market, and it is offered as a hatchback, sedan, or a wagon.