The front-drive Focus is a stalwart of Ford's product portfolio and it's built to hold down the company's position in what may be the most value-conscious segment of the market: compact sedans and hatchbacks.
We expect 2018 to be the last year of this generation Focus and a replacement to appear very soon. As such, changes are minimal for the 2018 Focus, consisting largely of different paint availability and minor option reshuffling.
Leaving the performance-oriented ST and even higher-performance RS models aside for now, the regular, gasoline-powered Focus is offered in four trim levels as either a hatchback or four-door sedan. There's a hatchback all-electric Focus, too.
The base S is offered only as a sedan and only with Ford's straightforward 160-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The SE, SEL and Titanium trim models all come as either a sedan or hatchback with the 2.0-liter engine. But the SE sedan is also offered with Ford's 1.0-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder EcoBoost powerplant that is rated at 123 hp. The 2.0-liter is backed by either a five-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission, while the EcoBoost 1.0-liter comes with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The electric Focus uses a 143-hp electric motor.
The Focus has been part of the North American Ford line since 2000 and this third-generation model went on sale back in 2011. Newer competitors have advantages over this aging model, and we expect the next generation to arrive this year or next.
Considering all the choices available in the compact class, making sense of it all can be daunting. That's why Edmunds is here to help with researching your purchase and getting a great deal from a great dealer.
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Is the 2018 Ford Focus safe? The 2018 Ford Focus earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2018 Ford Focus?
Available Ford Focus 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan, Hatchback, Electric, Coupe, Wagon
Available Trims: SE, Titanium, S, SEL, SES, Electric, ZX4 S, ZX4 SES, ZX3, ZX4 SE, ZTS, ZX3 S, LX, ZXW SE, ZTW, ZX5 SE, SE Comfort, ZX3 SE, ZX5, ZX5 Premium, ZX5 S, ZX5 SES, ZXW SES
Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Magnetic Metallic, Shadow Black, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Metallic, Race Red, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic (Late Availability), Kona Blue Metallic, White Gold, Blue Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Blue Candy Metallic, Performance Blue Metallic, Ebony Clearcoat, CD Silver Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tricoat, Tectonic Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Blue Flame Clearcoat Metallic, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Pitch Black Clearcoat, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Ingot Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Frosted Glass Metallic, Blue Flame Metallic, Infra-Red Clearcoat, Cloud 9 White Clearcoat, Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, French Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Light Tundra Clearcoat Metallic, Lightning Blue Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Atlantic Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Ebony, Liquid Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Sonic Blue Clearcoat, Vermillion Red Clearcoat, Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Jackpot Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Malibu Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Natural Neutral Clearcoat Metallic, Twilight Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Yellow Blaze Metallic Tri-Coat, Amber Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Aqua Blue Clearcoat Metallic, CD Silver Clear Coat Metallic, Cloud 9 Clear Coat, Grabber Green Clearcoat Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black Insert w/Warm Steel Surround cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Charcoal Black Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Warm Steel Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert cloth, Medium Light Stone cloth, Medium Dark Stone Surround w/Medium Light Stone Insert cloth, Charcoal Black w/Metal Gray Surround cloth, Medium Soft Ceramic leather, Tuscany Red Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Medium Light Stone w/Medium Dark Stone Surround cloth, Charcoal Black cloth, Medium Stone cloth, Medium Light Stone leather, Charcoal Black w/Warm Steel Surround cloth, Medium Stone leather, Metal Gray/Charcoal Black Surround w/Charcoal Black Insert premium cloth, Medium Parchment, Light Stone leather, Medium Graphite, Tuscany Red w/Charcoal Black Insert leather, Charcoal Black Surround w/Arctic White Insert leather, Charcoal Upper/Charcoal Lower leather, Dark Charcoal, Dark Pebble Upper/Light Pebble Lower cloth, Dark Pebble Upper/Light Pebble Lower, Arctic White w/Charcoal Black Surround leather, Charcoal Upper/Charcoal Lower cloth, Charcoal Upper/Light Flint Lower leather, Dark Flint Upper/Light Flint Lower
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Stability Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Post-collision safety system, Alarm, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Parking sensors, Heated seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Power Driver Seat, Remote Start, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Engine, Navigation, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Mobile Internet