Prices for the 2018 Focus range from $18,735 for a five-speed manually-equipped, 2.0-liter four-cylinder base S sedan to a lofty $42,890 for the RS hatchback with its 350-horsepower, 2.3-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder, a six-speed manual, standard all-wheel drive, and optional sunroof. Between those two are four additional trim levels. The S model is only offered as a sedan, while SE, SEL, and Titanium trims are available in both sedan and hatchback bodies. The top two trims – ST and RS – are hatchback only.
All trims feature the usual power features plus automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear view camera. We prefer the look and versatility of the hatchback, but we'd skip the base SE with its rear drum brakes and head straight for the SEL, with upgrades that include a Sony audio system, automatic climate control, moonroof, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, LED signature lighting, and a reverse sensing system.
Here, then, is how it would look:
- Model: 2018 Ford Focus SEL
- Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 160 horsepower / 146 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed dual clutch automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- MPG: 26 City / 38 Hwy
- Options: None
- Base Price:$22,450 (including an $875 destination fee)
- Best Value Price:$22,450