What engines are available on the 2018 Ford Focus?

2018 Ford Focus driving on a desert road surrounded by hills

2018 Ford Focus performance specifications 

When you think of “fun to drive” most people don’t instantly think of a sedan or hatchback. It’s most likely they’re thinking of a sports car like a Ford Mustang. What many people don’t know is that there are vehicles like the 2018 Ford Focus that are able to provide the best of both worlds, with performance and utility.  

Across the six trim levels of the 2018 Ford Focus, there are four different engine options for drivers to choose from. In addition to those choices, those considering the 2018 Ford Focus will also have to decide if they want to be driving a sedan or a hatchback. Both stylings are offered on the Ford Focus, and there are many benefits to each style. While a hatchback may have slightly more cargo space, there are many people who would rather drive a traditionally-styled sedan.  

[Related: Interior space in the 2018 Ford Focus]

2018 Ford Focus Engine Options 

2018 Ford Focus hatchback driving up a steep hill

It doesn’t matter if you choose a sedan or a hatchback when it comes to performance because there’s a version of the 2018 Ford Focus that is sure to fit your needs. The standard engine is the 2.0L four-cylinder that produces 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. This engine is standard on the 2018 Ford Focus S, SE, SEL and Titanium, and provides an estimated combined fuel economy of 31 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission.  

If you’re looking for a vehicle with a fuel-efficient engine option, the Ford Focus SE sedan has a 1.0L EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine. This engine produces 123 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque and has a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for a combined estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg.  

The last two engines are only offered on the 2018 Ford Focus ST hatch and the RS hatch. On the ST, drivers get a 2.0L four-cylinder EcoBoost® engine that produces 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque when using premium fuel. The other premium option is on the 2018 Ford Focus RS, which utilizes a 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine to provide 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engines are paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Visit Sanders Ford to experience the power and efficiency of all of the engines available on the 2018 Ford Focus.  

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