Learn About the First Generation Ford Focus at Terry’s Ford

2007 Ford FocusCar buyers can always count on the team at our Peotone Ford dealership for information on all of our vehicles – new and old. At Terry’s Ford we strive at providing excellent service while we help find the vehicle best suited for you. Stop on in and check out our available first generation Ford Focus vehicles. Once you visit our showroom, you’ll be able to experience first-hand why drivers love this spacious Ford vehicle.

A Look at the First-Generation Ford Focus

We’re proud that many drivers turn to our dealership for all of their car buying needs. We provide the information so you can truly understand why drivers head to Terry’s Ford for their fuel efficient pre-owned Focus. There are many qualities and features that have made the Focus the vehicle it is today, all of which stem from the first generation model:

  • In North America the Ford Focus replaced the Ford Escort in 1999. The name was changed to Focus since overheads were planning to keep the “Escort” name for a new generation of smaller family-friendly vehicles.
  • Focus was named car of the year in 2000. The vehicle debuted with the  LX, SE, ZTS, and ZX3 trim options.
  • In 2001, it was equipped with a 2.0L engine that could produce between 110 and 130 hp depending on the model. It was considered a sporty and fuel-efficient vehicle thanks to the 30 mpg highway fuel economy.
  • For 2003, ford added the SVT, ZX5, and ZTW trims and improved the fuel economy to 32 mpg on the highway.
  • The 2004 model year became the automaker’s smallest vehicle. Ford  also added the optional leather trimmed sport seats and a street appearance package. Drivers received the option of a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.
  • With 2005, the Ford Focus saw an increase in horsepower from 130 to 136. The model was also offered in an ST trim that came standard with a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine capable of 153 hp.

All of these landmarks show both the power and evolution of the first-gen Focus, including many of the features that keep pre-owned models alive and well today.


Test Drive the First-Generation Focus Today

Stop by Terry’s Ford and find out how you can get behind the wheel of a first-generation Focus, one of the most reliable vehicles on the road. Visit us in person to learn more about the Focus or take a test drive; click here for directions to our dealership.

Let one of our team members get you behind the wheel of a first-generation or brand new Ford Focus today!