2018 Ford Focus

Original MSRP Range
$17,950 - $41,120
Available Style(s)
Hatchback, Sedan
19 - 30 MPG City / 26 - 40 MPG Hwy
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2018 Ford Focus

What We Like

Upscale styling; confidence-inspiring handling; high-tech interior

What We Don't

High price; tight back seat; compromised cargo capacity


Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

3.8/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Ford Focus?

There are no changes for this model year.

Which Focus is the Best?

There's only one trim level, so that choice is simple. We recommend the 240-volt fast-charging option. The more vexing question is whether to choose a rival instead. There would be more thrills driving this than, say, the Kia Soul EV. But buyers of electric cars tend not to place much importance on the thrill factor.

Find a Ford Focus Electric for sale. 

How Much Does a 2018 Ford Focus Cost?

The 5-seater 2018 Ford Focus Electric ($29,995) comes in one well-equipped trim level. There's no sedan version.

Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes, xenon headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry/start, cruise control, eco-themed cloth upholstery, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, ambient cabin lighting, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, configurable gauges augmented by EV-specific functions, a mobile app with vehicle status monitoring, remote start, Sync voice-command functionality with Bluetooth, Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen, satellite/HD radio and a premium Sony audio system.

Options include leather upholstery (bundled with a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a rear center armrest), a 240-volt home charging system plus an exterior protection package with mud guards and a protective rear bumper coating.

Focus Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Focus Electric Hatch$29,120 / $27,810Electric143N/AAutomaticFWD
Focus RS Hatch$41,120 / $39,2704 Cylinder Turbo350N/A6-Speed ManualAWD4WD
Focus SE Hatch$20,540 / $19,6154 Cylinder16026 / 386-Speed AutomaticFWD
Focus SEL Hatch$22,070 / $21,0774 Cylinder16024 / 346-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Focus ST Hatch$25,170 / $24,0384 Cylinder Turbo252N/A6-Speed ManualFWD
Focus Titanium Hatch$24,470 / $23,3694 Cylinder16024 / 346-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Focus S Sedan$17,950 / $17,3234 Cylinder160N/A5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed AutomaticFWD
Focus SE Sedan$19,245 / $18,3781 Cylinder / 4 Cylinder123N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Focus SEL Sedan$21,870 / $20,8864 Cylinder16024 / 346-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Focus Titanium Sedan$24,270 / $23,1784 Cylinder16024 / 346-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Ford Focus Safety

Is the 2018 Ford Focus a Safe Car?

Standard safety equipment includes 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control and seven airbags (front, front side, driver knee and full-length side curtain).

In government crash testing, the regular Focus scored a perfect five stars out of five, including four stars for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Focus its top score of Good in all crash tests except for the new small-overlap front test, where a rating of Acceptable (second best) was awarded.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Technology Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Alert


2018 Ford Focus vs the competition

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV -- Has a potential range of 238 miles. Yes, that much. About $7,000 more expensive than the Focus Electric, though.

2018 Hyundai Ioniq EV -- Can cover 124 miles, but only available in California at the moment.

2018 Kia Soul EV -- The electrified Soul has interesting styling along with some real cargo- and people-carrying versatility. Range is 93 miles.

2018 Nissan Leaf -- All-new for 2018. Bigger and better than before, capable of 150 miles.

2018 Volkswagen e-Golf -- Like the Golf we all know and love, plus a range of 125 miles. Buyers might have to source a 2017 model, because the 2018 version isn't due until later this year.

Used Toyota RAV4 EV -- The electric RAV4 is based on the previous-generation model, but it has the most cargo space of the bunch. It's also pretty quick, thanks to a powertrain from Tesla.