2018 Ford Focus Hatchback

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2018 Ford Focus
Save up to $7,539
MSRP range
$20,540 - $29,120

Pros

  • Rides comfortably over bumps
  • Sporty steering and handling around turns
  • Interior stays quiet at highway speeds
  • Lots of upscale and high-tech options

Cons

  • Advanced driver safety aids available on top Titanium trim only
  • Underwhelming acceleration, particularly from the 1.0-liter engine.
  • Tight back seat for adults
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Ford Focus.

A Great Car!
Art La Cues, 4/6/2018
We own a 2008 Tauras and 2011 Ranger and are well satisfied with both...low maintenance, fuel efficient, dependable, and comfortable. We decided three weeks ago to add another car and decided on a Focus based on good reviews from friends who have a 2014 Focus. We purchased a 2018 SE hatchback and could not be more satisfied. Ample head room in front and back. peppy acceleration with the automatic transmission, quiet, smooth riding, and great mileage...36mpg. We have 500 miles on it and have travelled city streets, mountains, and freeways. I am 6 feet tall and with the driver's seat adjusted backward back there is still ample head and leg room in the back seat. There is also plenty of cargo space. The sync screen and instrumental are easy to read and almost intuitive. A great car:
2018 MUCH better than 2014
Jess, 5/7/2018
I was hesitant to buy another Ford Focus after my 2014 purchase and the ongoing issues I've had with the transmission (which has since become a class action lawsuit). However, the difference between the 2014 and 2018 models are night and day, and in more than just the styling. The 2018 SEL Hatchback has a sporty look, feel, and function! I love that it wants to 'get up and go' when I give it gas. The maneuverability and great (it feels so nimble). And, as Maryland summer has started to creep in (since we skipped spring all together), I have yet to notice any lag on the transmission when giving it gas to merge onto the highway all the while have the AC on. I have two daughters, one of which is still in a booster seat, and they are able to sit comfortably in the back with my husband and I in the front. Side note: The back seats must have had a redesign since my youngest is able to buckle herself in the 2018 and isn't able to in the 2014 Focus (even with the same booster seat). Another small detailed change is the location of the door lock/unlock button - in the 2018 model it's on the door, whereas on the 2014 model it's on the center console; this small change makes a lot more sense and I'm glad to see the lock button moved to a more logical location. The hatchback doesn't have a lot of trunk space compared to the sedan but I think that's expected. Or, at least it doesn't feel like the hatchback is as deep as the sedan. Anyway, overall I am a lot more pleased with the 2018 model than the 2014 model. A lot more pleased.
disappointing
Karen B., 6/17/2018
I would not buy this car. It has negative issues. The first is the terrible placement of the speedometer- the steering wheel blocks the right side of it, making it necessary to lean to the left to see the WHOLE speedometer. [ Easy way to get a speeding ticket -"guessing your speed"]. The second issue concerns the back seat head rests. They are too high and block the driver's field of vision when checking for traffic on your right side. The third issue is the trunk latch. Two months into my lease I occasionally, six times to be exact, have had to pull over and close the trunk- after driving a short distance, because the trunk icon shows the trunk is ajar. This happens even though the trunk is "slammed" shut after loading. I would not recommend buying this car. Poor designing. Save your money. In the past I have purchased MANY Ford cars and trucks-and loved them all. I will never consider a Focus due to these three issues. They make this car unsafe to drive ! Be safe. Stay away from the Focus!
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$20,540
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$22,070
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$24,470
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$29,120
MPG
118 city / 96 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Electric
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Focus safety features:

Rearview Camera
Shows you what's behind the car to make reversing safer and easier.
Active Park Assist
Steers the car for you when you want to parallel park. All you have to do is use the gas and brake pedals.
Blind-Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert
Alerts you when a vehicle is in your blind spot or when a car is approaching while you're backing out of a parking spot.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.6%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2018 Ford Focus

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.

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Overview

The 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM), and Electric 4dr Hatchback (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Focus Hatchback 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Focus Hatchback.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback?
2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)

The 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,345. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is trending $7,539 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is29.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)

The 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,945. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is trending $7,470 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,470 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$15,475.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is32.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)

The 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,415. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is trending $7,007 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,007 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$14,408.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM) is32.7% below the MSRP.

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