2018 Ford Focus Electric

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Ford Focus Electric highlights

Customer rating

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  • Upscale interior finishing
  • Enhanced audio and system navigation are standard
  • Instant torque and responsive steering ensure it is fun to drive


  • Only available with the Focus's hatchback body style
  • Single trim only
  • Taller passengers won't enjoy the second-row seating

Battery range (EPA estimate)

115 miles

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Electric power in a familiar package

If you're looking for an electric vehicle that feels a little familiar, the 2018 Ford Focus electric is a great choice. It looks just like its internal combustion engine counterpart but just happens to have an electric powertrain. The 2018 model comes standard with DC fast charging capabilities, meaning this is a great choice if you regularly travel on longer trips. If living a green-conscious lifestyle is important to you, the Ford Focus Electric comes with sustainable upholstery options you and your passengers will find super comfortable. You'll love the well-equipped interior, smooth acceleration, and quiet driving experience. Learn more in our 2018 Ford Focus Electric review.

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What is new for the 2018 Ford Focus Electric?

  • Focus Electric trims have been upgraded with Tow Hitch as standard equipment this year.

2018 Ford Focus Electric trims

Curious how Ford Focus Electric trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  •  Standard cloth interior, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, heated front seats, leather shift knob, 60/40 split-fold rear seat, hill start assist, reverse sensing system, and Ford's SYNC® 3 system, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen.

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Ford Focus Electric

1. Fast charging capabilities

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Battery | CarMax

With the standard DC charger, you can plug into a public fast charger to receive 80% charge in around 33 minutes on a 150-amp charger. This allows you to go grab some lunch before continuing on your epic road trip or family weekend away. This is in addition to home charging capabilities. You can even plug your Focus into a standard electrical outlet to charge it overnight.

2. Lots of tech

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Entertainment screen | CarMax

With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto functionality, voice-activated navigation, and many other great tech features, the 2018 Ford Focus Electric can handle anything life throws at you. Whether that's running through your favorite playlist on the way to work or finding a quiet spot for some lunch, these features can make every drive more enjoyable.

3. Comfortable interior

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Front seats | CarMax

The standard cloth seats are made from REPREVE® fiber, a sustainable option that further adds to the Focus Electric's green credentials. The seat cushions are even made of soy-based bio-foam derived from plant seed oils. As well as ticking the boxes for your green-conscious lifestyle, the interior is also very comfortable with snug seats and all the controls at your fingertips.

4. Plenty of range

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Speedometer | CarMax

Whether you're gearing up for the daily commute, picking up the kids, or heading to the DIY store, the Ford Focus Electric has plenty of miles for urban life. It'll do an EPA-estimated 115 miles of range on a full charge.

 In terms of mpg, it'll get an EPA-estimated 107 MPGe combined—not bad when compared to a standard gas-powered vehicle.

5. Cargo organization 

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Cargo space | CarMax

Cargo space in 2018 Ford Focus Electric is configurable thanks to the 60/40 split-folding rear seats. With all seats in place, you get 14.2 cu-ft of space in the trunk, but this opens to a maximum 33.2 cu-ft with the seats folded. Also, look out for models with the optional cargo organizer. This makes better use of the space by giving you different storage areas across two tiers—handy if you want to keep those sports kits separate from your groceries, for example.

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The 2020-2021 Mini Cooper Electric Signature base trim features as standard:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen

  • Synthetic leather upholstery

  • Automatic emergency braking

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Ratings & reliability

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Ford Focus Electric features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seat(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size


Engine type




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.9"/R 33.2"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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Color options

2018 Ford Focus Electric Review: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat 

  • Ingot Silver 

  • Outrageous Green Metallic Tinted Clearcoat 

  • Oxford White 

  • Shadow Black

  • White Gold Magnetic 

  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat 

Interior colors:

  • Light Stone Leather

  • Medium Stone Cloth

Year comparison

2012-2018 Ford Focus Electric (First generation)

First hitting the road in 2012, the Focus Electric is technically part of the Focus' third generation, as it was originally launched as a trim level of the main Ford Focus.

Across all model years of the Ford Focus Electric, you'll find standard features similar to the top-spec Titanium trim of the regular Focus lineup. The 2012 Focus Electric only had an EPA-estimated range of 76 miles, which stayed consistent until 2017 when it jumped to an EPA-estimated 115 miles (on a full charge).

Interior details

The 2018 Ford Focus Electric features standard cloth upholstery but there's available leather if you'd like a bit more of a luxurious feel in your EV. You'll also get an eight-inch touchscreen with Ford's SYNC 3 system and dual-zone automatic climate control to keep everyone comfortable. All models have 14.2 cu-ft of cargo space with all seats in place but this increases to 33.2 cu-ft with the rear seats folded. 

Child seat details

In the 2018 Ford Focus Electric, there are two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats on the outboard seats with one additional seating position in the middle with a tether anchor only. This allows for securing a wide range of front and rear-facing car seats as well as booster seats.


The 2018 Ford Focus Electric is powered by a 143 hp motor with a 33.5 kWh battery. This allows it to do an EPA-estimated 115 miles of range on a full charge and gives an EPA-estimated 118 MPGe in the city.

 The instant torque makes it great fun to drive, and it'll race from zero to 60 mph in just under 10 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

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