Sporty and versatile, the 2018 Ford Focus continues to offer both performance and value for the compact sedan buyer.
2018 Ford Focus
Why Buy the Ford Focus?
The 2018 Ford Focus comes in two flavors: 4-door sedan or versatile hatchback. The sedan and the hatchback each seat five. With the hatchback configuration, you get the same number of seats plus a whole lot of cargo room: 23.2 cubic feet. That's more than most compact hatchbacks offer. Either way, even the lowest trims come with Bluetooth, voice recognition, and two USB ports. Speaking of trims, the Focus offers six, in both hatchback or sedan configuration. With all those options, there is a Focus just right for you.
Is the Ford Focus a Good Car?
If you want to have a blast while driving, then the 2018 Ford Focus is absolutely a good car for you. While most Focus models may not win any prizes for acceleration (for more pep, opt for the AWD RS trim), its abundant agility, spry handling, and fun factor more than make up for it. As if to acknowledge the fun, Ford has introduced vibrant metallic colors for 2018: Hot Pepper Red, Outrageous Green, Blue, and Lightning Blue.
Does the Ford Focus Come in AWD?
Yes, the 2018 Ford Focus RS trim, with the turbocharged engine, comes in all-wheel drive. Its Limited edition comes in Nitrous Blue or, new for 2018, Racing Red, making it look at home in a Tokyo drift race. This firecracker of a car comes with 350-horsepower engine and these sporty features: 19-inch painted forged alloy wheels, gloss black roof, mirror caps and rear roof spoiler, black leather-trimmed heated sport buckets, 8-way power driver's seat, heated steering wheel/mirrors and voice-activated Sync 3 Navigation. If you want one, you must get it this year because the RS model will be permanently discontinued after 2018.
Is the Ford Focus Good on Gas?
If you want to save at the pump, the Ford Focus has two attractive options: first, the SE sedan averages an excellent 30 in the city and 40 on the highway miles per gallon. If that's not enough, consider going electric. The Ford Electric does 108 city/96 highway mpg equivalent, numbers that a conventional gas-guzzling car can't hope to match. Doing the math, that's about $1 for every fifteen miles. If you're worried about being stranded, don't be. The Ford Focus Electric can go 115 miles before it needs a recharge, more than enough to get you to work and back. It fuels up at any charging station or overnight in the comfort of your own garage.