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of the 2018 Ford Focus RS. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Engine responsiveness
- All-wheel-drive performance
- Variable exhaust system can be quiet or loud
- Excellent steering feel
- Exterior styling sets it apart from regular Focus
- Drive modes well-differentiated
- Low-budget interior
- No rear vents or charging ports
- Skittish ride even in most comfortable mode
- No cupholders in backseat
- Lack of active safety features
- 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine
- 350 hp, 350 pounds-feet of torque
- All-wheel drive standard
- Six-speed manual transmission
- New Limited Edition version
- Giant rear spoiler and diffuser
- Optional Recaro sport seats
What it is: The high-performance Ford Focus RS is the top performance version of Ford's compact car. Offered only as a four-door hatchback, the Focus RS is powered by a 350-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that drives all four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The result is a zero-to-62-mph time of as little as 4.7 seconds, according to Ford. Competitors include the Volkswagen Golf R, Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R.
A limited-edition Focus RS features design, comfort and performance updates, including gloss-black mirror caps, a gloss-black roof spoiler with blue RS logos, 19-inch forged-alloy wheels, carbon-fiber cabin trim, leather-trimmed heated Recaro front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation and a front limited-slip differential. Race Red is a new color for this model, which will be limited to 1,000 copies in the U.S.
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The 2018 Ford Focus RS currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.