The vehicle comes equipped with plenty of upscale features, a balanced handling and ride, serene interior, and robust engines. Novelties for 2018 include minor adjustments to available packages, a 6-speed auto transmission system, and a new Sync 3 technology interface. The release date details haven’t been released yet but we expect them in the coming weeks.
The vehicle is known for its practical day-to-day driving experience and fun-to-drive character. It offers nimble handling and superior ride comfort unmatched by most cars in its segment. Furthermore, the Focus stands tall among other compact crossovers when it comes to offering a sharper-looking exterior and interior. The interior, specifically, comes chock full of latest technology features and soft-touch materials.
Ford says that every 2018 Ford Focus will come bundled with the hyped Sync 3 touchscreen interface that promises to deliver easier operation and quicker response time than the MyFord Touch system that suffered its discontinuation fate.
Beneath its skin lies a roster of capable engines that promise nothing short of performance. Still, the new and invigorated 2018 Ford Focus isn’t the only vehicle that offers every coveted tidbit. Several alternatives to consider include Honda Civic for 2018, 2018 Mazda 3, Kia Forte for 2018, and Volkswagen Golf 2018.
Exterior Pictures & Interior Reviews – 2018 Ford Focus
The compact car should be expected in either coupe or sedan or hatchback configurations. The main trims to be provided include base S, mid-trim SE, and the top-of-the-line Titanium variants. Also you can find the 2018 Ford Focus Electric trim which is features under its own separate review, as is the high performance RS and ST variants.
The base 2018 Ford Focus S sedan should be expected to come equipped with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, keyless entry, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 15” wheels, cloth upholstery, a USB port, power front windows, air conditioning, integrated blind-spot monitor, Ford’s MyKey, 60/40-split folding rear seats, CD player, Sync voice controls, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 4.2” touchscreen interface, power mirrors and locks, and headlights washers.
Stepping up to the 2018 Ford Focus SE should get you rear air vents, a removable package tray, cruise control, body-color exterior mirrors, steering wheel mounted auxiliary inputs, door handles, 16” alloy wheels, a front center armrests, premium audio system, cruise control, rear spoiler, and additional headrests adjustments.
Expect a significant amount of options for the 2018 Ford Focus SE trim including those bundled in the SE Luxury package that comes with a leather wrapped steering wheel, rear disc brakes, three cylinder engine, leather upholstery, LED running lights, 17” alloy wheels, foglights, 6-speed automatic transmission system, an 8-way power front seats, ambient interior lighting, 16” alloy wheels, a rear center armrests, rear parking sensors, and an 8-way power driver seat.
The SE Cold Weather package should be expected to come bundled with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, enhanced voice controls, dual USB ports, satellite radio, automatic climate control, a leather wrapped steering wheel, rear discs, 17” alloy wheels, and a sport body kit.
Opting for the 2018 Ford Focus Titanium trim adds heated mirrors, automatic climate control, a navigation system, front heated seats, puddle lamps, a rear spoiler, remote start, and hill start assist.
Furthermore, the above variant comes with the optional Titanium Technology package that comes equipped with a self-parking system, high beam headlight control, a navigation system, 18” alloy wheels, heated steering wheel, rear cross traffic alert, a blind-spot warning system, and sunroof/moonroof.
Lastly, the 2018 Ford Focus Electric comes as exclusively as a hatchback and comes fitted with all the bells and whistles as the Titanium variant.
2018 Ford Focus Engine RS Specs
A 2.0L 4-cyl engine good for 160 hp and 146 pounds of torque comes fitted in the FWD 2018 Ford Focus. Both the base S and SE sedans come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission system or selectable 6-speed auto transmission system.
With the automatic, the SE variant was able to dash to 60 mph from standstill in 9.0 seconds, and 8.3 seconds for the manual-fitted Focus. The EPA ratings stand at 26/36/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the manual transmission system.
As for the 2018 Ford Focus Electric, expect it to come equipped with a 107kW electric motor. The EPA ratings for the Electric version expect 32kWh/100miles.
Date Of Release & Price – 2018 Ford Focus
Expect the base 2018 Ford Focus ST to come featuring an MSRP starting from $17,225. As for the release date, keep posted for future updates as Ford hasn’t made the details known yet.