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2018 Ford Focus ST
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$25,170
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.8-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.8-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
270 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
15" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
15" x 6"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/40YR18
P195/65HR15
Rear Tire
P235/40YR18
P195/65HR15
Spare Tire
Full-Size
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
29 MPG
City
22 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
34 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
272.8 miles
330 miles
Cruising Range Highway
372 miles
448.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.7 in
167.6 in
Height
58.4 in
58.2 in
Max Width
71.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.2 in
61 in
Rear Width
60.4 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
104.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.8 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,223 lbs
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.8 ft³
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Beige, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles