2018 Ford® Focus Sedan & Hatchback | Performance Features | Ford.com

2018 Focus ST in Triple Yellow Metallic Tri coat

From high-performance to high-voltage.

If there’s one word that sums up the Focus driving experience, it would be fun. For starters, you have four powertrains to choose from. For performance enthusiasts, the ST and limited-edition RS engines deliver abundant horsepower to make quick work of curves and straightaways. And speaking of curves, standard Torque Vectoring Control and electric power-assisted steering let you get the most out of them. There’s another side to Focus. Plug into the zero-CO2 emissions Focus Electric and you’ll never have to fill up your car with gas since it runs on 100 percent electricity.
2018MY Focus Electric is a limited production model sold in select states CA/CT/MA/MD/ME/NJ/NY/OR/RI/VT) at Ford EV Certified Dealers.
2018 Focus on the road

Driving Dynamics

Focus has standard Torque Vectoring Control,39 which is designed to help the front wheels grip and steer better while cornering or driving in slippery conditions. Other driving dynamics features include electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), Active Grille Shutters,* a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission or available PowerShift automatic transmission.

*Not available on the limited-edition Focus RS and Focus Electric.
2018MY Focus Electric is a limited production model sold in select states CA/CT/MA/MD/ME/NJ/NY/OR/RI/VT) at Ford EV Certified Dealers.
2018 Focus parked in front of a building

Powertrains

  • 1.0L EcoBoost® - standard on SE Sedan with Auto Start Stop Technology and EPA-estimated 40 hwy mpg* with 6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift.®
  • 2.0L Ti-VCT – standard on S, SE Hatchback, SEL, and Titanium, 159 horsepower and EPA-estimated 34 hwy;** 5-speed manual standard on S; 6-speed PowerShift automatic available on SE and SE, and 6-speed PowerShift automatic with SelectShift on SEL and Titanium.
  • 2.0L EcoBoost – ST powertrain delivering 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque;† 6-speed manual transmission.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost – limited-edition RS powertrain with high-performance 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque;† 6-speed manual transmission.

*EPA-estimated rating of 30 city/40 hwy/34 combined with 6-speed manual transmission. Mileage will vary. 

**EPA-estimated rating of 25 city/34 hwy/28 combined. Mileage will vary.

†Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.

2018 Focus ST in Triple Yellow Metallic Tri coat

Focus ST Power and Performance

The sporty Focus ST is designed to deliver sporty fun. It’s powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost®  engine that delivers 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.* It has electric power-assisted steering that delivers increased responsiveness in the corners while providing less sensitivity on the straightaways, plus Torque Vectoring Control to help the front wheels grip and steer better in the turns. And, of course, powerful front and rear disc brakes are standard.
*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.
2018 limited-edition Focus RS in Nitrous Blue Quad coat

Limited-edition Focus RS

Focus RS is the fastest, most powerful Focus we make. Its 2.3L EcoBoost®  engine delivers best-in-class 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.* It can go from 0 to 62 in 4.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 165 mph. For optimal control, it also features Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Additionally, by controlling the torque delivered to each front wheel, the 2018 Focus RS Quaife®  limited-slip differential enables drivers to fully exploit the 350-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine’s power.*...more

*Class is High-Performance Small AWD Cars based on Ford segmentation. Horsepower and torque achieved with 93-octane fuel.

2018 Focus Electric recharging at public recharging station

Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric needs no gas, requires zero oil changes and produces zero C02 emissions. It has an EPA-estimated driving range of 115 miles and a 107 combined MPGe.* With a top speed of 84 mph, Focus Electric offers instant torque and smooth acceleration that will grab your attention. At publicly available DC Fast Charge stations, a 30-minute charge can provide a projected range of over 75 miles based on EPA test protocols. With an available Ford-recommended AeroVironment 240-volt/30-amp home charging station, you can fully recharge in as little as 5.5 hours.**
*EPA-estimated rating of 118 city/96 hwy/107 combined MPGe. Actual mileage will vary. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. Range calculation based on www.fueleconomy.gov. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance and lithium-ion battery age.
**Charge times vary. See your owner manual for details.
AeroVironment is a trademark of AeroVironment, Inc.
2018MY Focus Electric is a limited production model sold in select states CA/CT/MA/MD/ME/NJ/NY/OR/RI/VT) at Ford EV Certified Dealers.
2018 Focus on the road

AdvanceTrac® ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

AdvanceTrac ESC constantly monitors road conditions and driver responses, adjusting engine power and applying ABS to help keep all your wheels firmly planted. ESC brings an added measure of handling confidence to the agility you expect in a Ford Focus.39
2018 Focus parked in front of building

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

EPAS automatically adjusts to deliver precise responses at high speed and optimal maneuverability at lower speeds. Pull-drift compensation continually measures driver steering input, adapts to changing road conditions and helps adjust for slight directional shifts, like uneven road surfaces or crosswinds. All of this comes together to deliver smooth responsiveness and excellent control. The ST model is additionally enhanced with variable EPAS, providing the performance customer with even more precise steering, aggressive torque steer tuning and the ability to accelerate while maintaining grip – even on uneven road surfaces.