2018 Ford Focus

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Ford Focus highlights

Customer rating


  • Sporty steering and handling
  • Quiet interior
  • Comfortable ride


  • Tight back seats for adults
  • Slow acceleration
  • Key driver aids only on top trim

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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All Ford Focus years

What is new for the 2018 Ford Focus?

  • Focus trims have been upgraded with Leather & Suede Seats, Leatherette & Cloth, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Memory Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The RS trim now comes with Sunroof(s), Power Seat(s), Front Seat Heaters, and Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.
  • The ST trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2018 Ford Focus trims

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


  • 160-hp, 146-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Traction Control
  • Manual Transmission
  • Sync System
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • View our Ford Focus S inventory


  • Includes all features available on the S
  • 123-hp, 125-lb-ft of torque 1.0L
  • Cruise Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Automatic Transmission
  • View our Ford Focus SE inventory



  • Includes all features available on the SEL
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key
  • Remote Start
  • View our Ford Focus Titanium inventory



  • Includes all features available on the ST
  • 350-hp, 350-lb-ft of torque 2.3L
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • 4WD/AWD
  • Navigation System
  • CD Audio
  • View our Ford Focus RS inventory

Ford Focus photos

5 reasons to buy the 2018 Ford Focus

1. Hatchback and sedan body configurations

Whether you're looking for a sportier hatchback or a more traditional sedan, the 2018 Ford Focus has you covered. This compact car is available in both hatchback and sedan body styles—except for the base S trim, which is available exclusively as a sedan. Meanwhile, the performance-oriented RS trim comes only as a hatchback model.

2. Lots of trims to choose from

The 2018 Focus is available in a wide range of trim configurations to meet different driving needs. This includes the base S, SE, SEL, Titanium, and performance-oriented RS. Whether you're looking for something practical, something with more luxurious features to show off, or a model with sportier performance, there's sure to be a 2018 Focus out there for you.

3. Competitive fuel economy

The Focus has long been known for its fuel economy, and the 2018 model is no exception. While precise fuel efficiency can vary based on trim configuration and other factors, the 2018 Focus base S trim with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined.

4. Performance-oriented equipment

Looking for a small car that will turn heads with a sleek and sporty design? If you step up to a 2018 Focus RS hatchback model, you'll enjoy plenty of sport-inspired features that include a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine with 350 hp, a limited-slip differential, rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels. This model also comes equipped with a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that automatically adapts to changing road conditions so you can enjoy some extra confidence and control behind the wheel.

5. Indulgent features

You don't need to spend your hard-earned money on a luxury car to enjoy some indulgent features. With the 2018 Focus, stepping up to even the midrange Titanium trim will yield you heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats, chrome exterior trim, and available remote start.

The SEL trim also offers a good mix of standard features that include an eight-inch touchscreen display, a sunroof, ambient cabin lighting, and dual-zone automatic climate control to keep you and your passengers feeling plenty comfortable and pampered.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Ford Focus is a great car that customers love because it is good on gas and has responsive handling, perfect for lots of driving.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Focus an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Focus 22nd out of 46 among Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ford Focus is $431, compared to an average of $453 for Compact Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Ford Focus owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Compact Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 14% for the Ford Focus, compared to an average of 12% for Compact Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Ford Focus features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Side Airbags

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