2018 Ford® Focus Sedan & Hatchback | Performance Features | Ford.ca

2018 Focus ST in Triple Yellow Metallic Tri coat

From high-performance to high-voltage.

If there’s one word that sums up the Focus driving experience, it would be fun. For starters, you have four powertrains to choose from. For performance enthusiasts, the ST and limited-edition RS* engines deliver abundant horsepower to make quick work of curves and straightaways. And speaking of curves, standard Torque Vectoring Control and electric power-assisted steering let you get the most out of them.19  There’s another side to Focus. Plug into the zero-CO2 emissions Focus Electric** and you’ll never have to fill up your car with gas since it runs on 100 percent electricity.

*Available fall 2017.

**Available through dealers in the Province of Quebec only.  Contact your local Quebec Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Certified Ford dealer for more information.

2018 Focus on the road

Driving Dynamics

Focus has standard Torque Vectoring Control19 , which is designed to help the front wheels grip and steer better while cornering or driving in slippery conditions. Other driving dynamics features include electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), Active Grille Shutters*, a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission or available PowerShift automatic transmission.
*Not available on the limited-edition Focus RS and Focus Electric. Focus RS available fall 2017.
2018 Focus parked in front of a building


Take your pick of powertrains:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost®– standard on SE Sedan with Auto Start Stop Technology and 6.2 L/100km hwy*; six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® or available six-speed manual.
  • 2.0L Ti-VCT – standard on S, SE Hatchback, SEL and Titanium, 160 horsepower11 and 6.9 L/100km hwy *; five- speed manual transmission standard on S; six-speed PowerShift automatic available on S and SE, and six-speed PowerShift automatic with SelectShifton SEL and Titanium.
  • 2.0L EcoBoost® – ST powertrain delivering 252 horsepower11 and 270 lb.-ft. of torque11; six-speed manual transmission.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® – limited-edition RS† powertrain with high-performance 350 horsepower11 and 350 lb.-ft. of torque11; six-speed manual transmission.

*Estimated fuel consumption ratings of 1.0L EcoBoost engine: 7.9 L/100km city and 5.9 L/100km hwy; 2.0L Ti-VCT engine: 9.5 L/100km city and 6.9 L/100km hwy; 2.0L EcoBoost engine: 10.5 L/100km city and 7.8 L/100km hwy; 2.3L EcoBoost engine: 12.2 L/100km city and 9.0 L/100km hwy, based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary.

**Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.

†Available fall 2017.

2018 Focus ST in Triple Yellow Metallic Tri coat

Focus ST Power and Performance

The sporty Focus ST is designed to deliver sporty fun. It’s powered by a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that delivers 252 horsepower11  and 270 lb.-ft. of torque11 . It has electric power-assisted steering that delivers increased responsiveness in the corners while providing less sensitivity on the straightaways, plus Torque Vectoring Control to help the front wheels grip and steer better in the turns. And, of course, powerful front and rear disc brakes are standard.    
2018 Focus RS in Nitrous Blue Quad-coat

Limited-Edition Focus RS*

Focus RS is the fastest, most powerful Focus we make. Its 2.3L EcoBoost® engine delivers best- in-class 350 horsepower11  and 350 lb.-ft. of torque11 .** It can go from 0 to 100 in 4.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 266 kph. For optimal control, it also features Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring. Additionally, by controlling the torque delivered to each front wheel, the 2018 Focus RS Quaife®  limited-slip differential enables drivers to fully exploit the 350-horsepower11  2.3-litre EcoBoost engine’s power. The system limits the engine torque delivered to a particular front wheel that has reduced traction on the road surface, and redistributes torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract the wheel spin that can hamper acceleration and stability.

*Available fall 2017.

**Class is High-Performance Small AWD Cars based on Ford segmentation. Horsepower and torque achieved with 93-octane fuel.

2018 Focus Electric recharging at public recharging station

Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric needs no gas, requires zero oil changes and produces zero C02    emissions. It has a fuel efficient rating of 2.0 Le/100km (141 MPGe) city and an estimated driving range of 185 kilometres*. With a top speed of 135 km/h, Focus Electric offers instant torque and smooth acceleration that will grab your attention. At available DC Fast Charge stations, a 30-minute charge can provide a projected range of over 121 km (75 miles) based on EPA test protocols. With an available Ford-recommended AeroVironment 240-volt/30-amp home charging station, you can fully recharge in as little as 5.5 hours**.

AeroVironment is a trademark of AeroVironment, Inc.

*Estimate based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Actual results will vary. Le/100km is the Government of Canada equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. Actual driving range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.

**Charge times vary. See your owner manual for details.

Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat will be late availability.

Available through dealers in the Province of Quebec only.  Contact your local Quebec Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Certified Ford dealer for more information.

2018 Focus on the road

AdvanceTrac® ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)19

AdvanceTrac ESC19  constantly monitors road conditions and driver responses, adjusting engine power and applying ABS to help keep all your wheels firmly planted. ESC brings an added measure of handling confidence to the agility you expect in a Ford Focus.19
2018 Focus parked in front of building

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

EPAS automatically adjusts to deliver precise responses at high speed and optimal maneuverability at lower speeds. Pull-drift compensation continually measures driver steering input, adapts to changing road conditions and helps adjust for slight directional shifts, like uneven road surfaces or crosswinds. All of this comes together to deliver smooth responsiveness and excellent control. The ST model is additionally enhanced with variable EPAS, providing the performance customer with even more precise steering, aggressive torque steer tuning and the ability to accelerate while maintaining grip – even on uneven road surfaces.