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Ford Focus

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Pros and cons of the Ford Focus

  • Available in sedan and hatchback
  • New suite of safety tech features
  • Impressive interior space for its category
  • 1.0L engine lacks power on highway
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Small central display system
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Ford Focus

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Ford Focus

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeElectric or Gas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption1.7 - 12.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption2 - 9.4 L/100km
  • Width1823 - 2045 mm
  • Length4359 - 4392 mm
  • Trunk space411 - 674 L
  • Cargo space411 - 1269 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Ford Focus

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Ford Focus 2012 - 2018 is available in 6 trims:

Electric trim features and specs

Available with the Electric trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Electric trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Electric trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Electric trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Electric trim:
Electric - 143 hp
City consumption:15.1 kWh/100km
Highway consumption:17.8 kWh/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:122.31 - 153 km

SEL trim features and specs

Available with the SEL trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SEL trim:
2 L - Gas - 160 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.5 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:552 - 693 km

ST trim features and specs

Available with the ST trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the ST trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Daytime running lights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the ST trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the ST trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the ST trim:
2 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:493 - 596 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SE trim:
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE trim:
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the SE trim:
2 L - Gas - 160 hp
City consumption:7.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.5 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:552 - 693 km

RS trim features and specs

Available with the RS trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the RS trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the RS trim:
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the RS trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the RS trim:
2.3 L - Gas - 350 hp
City consumption:12.1 - 12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:486 - 569 km

Titanium trim features and specs

Available with the Titanium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • Speed limiter (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Titanium trim:
2 L - Gas - 160 hp
City consumption:7.3 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:5.2 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:552 - 738 km

Overview of the Ford Focus

Learn about the Ford Focus

Summary

The Ford Focus is turning 20 years old, but it’s still a fun car to drive. Choose between sedan or hatchback body types (sport model options, too), and buckle up for a fuel-conscious ride known to be safe and comfortable. The ample legroom up front in these spacious passenger vehicles suits long daily commutes. There’s also plenty of cargo space in the trunk for weekend missions—even more so in the hatchback versions. Standard tech options include a 4.2-inch centre screen display and USB ports, with a 10-speaker Sony audio system available as an upgrade.

Safety

The Ford Focus received the highest overall safety rating for both sedan and hatchback cars from the NHTSA, making it a vehicle that you can feel secure driving your family around in. Six airbags are standard in the Focus as of 2008, with optional anti-lock brakes and stability control to keep the car from skidding.

Safety upgrades on newer models from 2018 include:

  • Lane Keep Assist to alert you if you start drifting out of your lane
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alerts to warn you of any vehicles at your side or at the rear

Interior

The Focus’s spacious interior is impressively roomy for its category, making it a popular choice both new and used. In some post-2011 models, like the SEL, you get dual-zone automatic temperature controls in the front, so the driver and front passenger can customize the heat and air conditioning on their respective sides of the car. Optional upgrades for more driving comforts include a leather-wrapped steering wheel so your hands stay toasty on chilly days.

Technology

A 4.2-inch centre screen infotainment system comes standard in the Ford Focus as of 2015. The screen switches to a rearview camera feed when you’re reversing—helpful when parking—plus it controls the stereo and your connected devices. Some find that the standard 4.2-inch screen is too small, but if you feel the same you can upgrade to an 8.0-inch centre touchscreen with HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Other tech touches include:

  • USB port
  • Keyless entry remote
  • Four-speaker radio system


Older models from 2009 have standard tech, like a four-speaker audio system with CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary jack, as well as optional satellite radio.

Space

You get 43.1 inches of legroom in the front of the Ford Focus, a comfortable number for a small car. The 33.2 inches in the rear seats means space can feel a bit tight for taller passengers. The sedan cars have 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, while the hatchback has 23.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. Flip those seats down if you’ve got a huge grocery haul—the hatchback’s total rear capacity is a generous 43.9 cubic feet.

Comfort

Powered by a 1 L EcoBoost(C) Engine, the Focus is great on fuel. Some people find the three-cylinder engine to be slower at accelerating on the highway, so if you want that extra power, think about getting the Focus ST for a 2.0 L high-output EcoBoost engine. All Focus models feature Standard Torque Vectoring Control designed to maximize the grip of the front wheels on the road—that means better control around corners and in slippery conditions. 

Frequently asked questions about the Ford Focus

Some drivers find the Focus to be great in snowy conditions, while others disagree. Quality snow tires will increase winter performance.

The Ford Focus is known for being fuel-efficient, with a 1 L turbocharged I-3 specifically designed to save on fuel. That can result in slower acceleration, though.

The Ford Focus RS features Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Most other Focus models come with Front-Wheel Drive as standard.

Yes, the Ford Focus is still being manufactured. The newest model is expected to be released in North America later in 2019.

The Ford Focus starts at $15,178 for the S Sedan, $34,998 for the Electric and $58,988 for the RS. Other models vary in price within this range.