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2018 Ford Focus Hatchback
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$20,540
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7.6
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 38 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 37 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 Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 6500 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
146 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6"
15" x 6"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6"
15" x 6"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P215/55HR16
P195/65HR15
Rear Tire
P215/55HR16
P195/65HR15
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
32 MPG
City
26 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
38 MPG
37 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 Tons/yr
5.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
322.4 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
471.2 miles
488.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.6 in
167.6 in
Height
57.7 in
58.2 in
Max Width
71.8 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
38.3 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
33.2 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.7 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.7 in
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
2,948 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

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Night Blue Metallic, Available: 04/08/2019
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Outrageous Green Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

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

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
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
Optional
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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