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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Great car for the price point.
As a daily driver it is a fun little car. Not the best fuel economy and not the greatest performance. Great compromise and a fun little car. Read full review
The best is yet to come.
The focus is a great platform for anyone. If your just starting to drive or want to have a fast fun sporty car. I recently purchased the focus st and have had a blast driving it all around town. This ... Read full review
The 2018 Ford Focus ST currently has 0 recalls
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