of the 2018 Ford Focus ST. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Attractive styling
- Fuel economy
- Advanced electronic safety systems
- Tight interior space
- Options get pricey
- Visibility not the greatest
- Automatic transmission performance
- Sedan and four-door hatchback body styles
- Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
- Turbo three-cylinder engine option
- Sync 3 multimedia system available
- Performance-oriented ST and RS versions
What it is: The Focus serves as Ford's entry in the compact car class; it's available in sedan and hatchback body styles. Most models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but the SE sedan offers a turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Competitors include the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.
The hatchback is also sold as the Focus Electric, which is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section, and as the sporty ST and performance RS.
There are no significant changes.
The Focus ST is a sportier version of the hatchback. Power comes from a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 270 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered.
- 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires
- Honeycomb grille
- Sport suspension with firmer shocks and springs
- Available Recaro sport seats
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Most fun car to drive I?ve owned
The 2018 Ford Focus st is a great car for performance and gas mileage. The 6 speed is very smooth to shift and the EcoBoost engine is very responsive to my driving style. Great car. Read full review
Exceeded my expectations. Knew they were fast and people loved them, but I was sceptical. Off the line it spins the tires a bit due to weight. 2nd gear on will throw you back in the seat! Can keep up ... Read full review
The 2018 Ford Focus ST 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.