The 2018 Focus: There’s More Than One Focus
The 2018 Focus
The Ford Focus continues to be one of Canada’s favourite sedans. That’s largely a result of its flexibility. You can get your 2018 Focus in hatchback or sedan formats, with gasoline or electric powertrains, and in 10 different colours. With that much freedom, it’s easy to build the perfect Ford Focus for your life.
The theme of choice continues under the hood. The 2018 Focus has a powertrain to suit every kind of driver, whether you want ultimate performance or ultimate fuel economy. The standard engine on S, SE Hatchback, SEL, and Titanium, is a 2.0L Ti-VCT direct-injection I-4. It delivers a healthy 160 horsepower and 142 lb.-ft. of torque while getting fuel economy of roughly 7.5L/100km (city/hwy combined).
Most of the attention, however, will go to the 1.0L EcoBoost Engine. Standard on the SE sedan, the three-cylinder EcoBoost has been the number one engine in its category for five straight years at the International Engine of the Year Awards. And for good reason. The 1.0L EcoBoost pushes out 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque and turns in an admirable 6.9 L/100km. Ford has also included Auto Stop/Start technology so that you save even more fuel when the vehicle is not in motion.
2018 Focus ST
The Focus ST is the choice for those who want aggressive performance for a modest price. Its 2.0L EcoBoost engine delivers 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It also has completely unique, race-inspired interior and exterior design. Other 2018 Focus ST features include:
- Unique Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- HID Headlamps
- 18” Rado grey alloy wheels
- Aluminum pedals and shifter
- Available RECARO ST leather seats
SYNC continues to be one of the very best infotainment systems in the industry. Its touchscreen is responsive and well-organised. It integrates seamlessly with your smartphone, and can be controlled with natural-speaking voice commands. Through Ford’s partnership with Sony, you can also upgrade to a 10-speaker audio system. It delivers acoustic clarity and cinematic surround sound even when driving at highway speed.
Aesthetically, the Ford Focus remains largely unchanged for 2018. It’s still unique and sporty in both sedan and hatchback configurations. Ford has added a few new colours: Outrageous Green, Hot Pepper Red, and Blue Metallic for those who want to make a bit of a statement.
As always, the 2018 Ford Focus has an incredible wheel lineup. The best of the bunch are surely the SEL’s standard 17” machined aluminum wheels. With unique, forked spokes and black pockets, they really stand out (even among other great choices). With the sheer amount of choice, it’s easy to make your Focus yours.