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Ford Focus 4 Sedan (2018)

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Product Overview

Ford Focus 4 Sedan is an entry-level subcompact sedan in production from 2018. It is available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.0 to 2.0 liters.
The Gen4 Ford Focus Sedan was not offered in the North American market, due to the fall of sedan sales (and Ford's commitment to crossovers and trucks).
A result of this decision was that Ford neglected to update the vehicle mechanically. Thus, the Focus 4 is just a suited-up Focus 3 with fewer engine options.

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NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Superb ride
  • Fantastic handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Lacks dynamism
  • Lacklustre economy
  • Lack of refinement
  • No touchscreen
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Specifications

Variants:
1.0T
1.0T AT
2.0T
2.0T AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
374 L / 13.2 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
47.0 L / 12.4 gal
Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Disc
Brakes | Rear
Drum
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Tire Size
205/60 R16 92H, 215/50 R17 91H, 235/40 ZR18 91W

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1468 mm / 57.8 in
Size | Length
4539 mm / 178.7 in
Size | Width
1882 mm / 74.1 in (mirror folded)
Track Width | Front
1554.0 mm / 61.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1534.0 mm / 60.4 in
Weight
1331.0 kg / 2934.4 lbs
Wheel Size
6.5J x 16, 7J x 17, 8J x 18
Wheelbase
2649 mm / 104.3 in

Performance

1.0TFuel Economy
6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (combined) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (urban) | 5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (highway)
1.0T ATFuel Economy
7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
2.0TFuel Economy
7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
2.0T ATFuel Economy
7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Displacement
1.0 L / 61.0 cu-in / 999.0 cc
1.0TEngine | Power
123.0 hp / 91.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
1.0T ATEngine | Power
123.0 hp / 91.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.0TEngine | Power
160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 6500 rpm
2.0T ATEngine | Power
160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 6500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
123.1 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in
1.0TEngine | Torque
169 Nm / 124.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
1.0T ATEngine | Torque
169 Nm / 124.6 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
2.0TEngine | Torque
198 Nm / 146.0 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
2.0T ATEngine | Torque
198 Nm / 146.0 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
1.0TEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.0T ATEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-3 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0TEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0T ATEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
1.0TTransmission | Gears
6-speed
1.0T ATTransmission | Gears
6-speed
2.0TTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0T ATTransmission | Gears
6-speed
1.0TTransmission | Type
Manual
1.0T ATTransmission | Type
Automatic SelectShift
2.0TTransmission | Type
Manual
2.0T ATTransmission | Type
Automatic PowerShift

Production

Availability
2018

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
At a base on-road price of £25,300, you get an affordable yet sophisticated drive for a lowish price. The new three-cylinder doesn't give the car massive performance (8.3sec 0-62mph is decently brisk rather than truly fast, though the 137mph top speed is quicker than any one of us will need) But it delivers so smoothly, with such a sophisticated sound and willing response that you can't help liking it a lot.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Pricier than rivals

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
veline shunt if you don't properly finesse gearshifts. On Michelin Cup 2 tyres and with lightly revised suspension geometries, it also steers genuinely well. Fuel economy varies between 30mpg when you’re cruising off-boost to as little as 8mpg for cross-country blasts.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Punchy, fun to drive
  • Powerful engine
Cons
  • Lacklustre handling

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Ford has launched two special editions to bid farewell to its quickest hatchback. The limited-to-300, £36,295 Race Red edition comes in only one colour. An even rarer Heritage Edition in Tief Orange, of which there will only ever be 50 sold in the UK, has since surfaced – with an exalted £39,895 price.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb performance
  • Superb ride
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Ride is stiffer than rivals

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
With 187bhp, this is the most powerful diesel-powered Focus to date. But it's still substantially down on power compared to the 276bhp 2.3-litre ST Ecoboost. EcoBlue will be offered only with a six-speed manual gearbox. It's also 42kg heavier and therefore slower: Ford's claimed 7.7sec 0-62mph time is respectable.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • Lack of fun to drive
  • No automatic gearbox

autocar[5]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
It's not quite got the grit of a Renault Sport Mégane or the gloriously natural heft of Honda’s Civic Type R. Track mode untethers a playful side but disable the stability control and the ST becomes as wildly flamboyant as you can handle. Mid-corner stability is very good, if not quite a match for some of the more hardcore hot hatches, and body movements are nicely controlled.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • No manual gearbox
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[6]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Ford's C2 platform provides a fantastic basis for a family hatch. The ST treatment amplifies this athletic disposition to levels that are really quite remarkable. Adaptive dampers are standard, with Normal and Sport firmness settings. Opt for the Performance pack and you’ll get Track mode, which tightens things even further.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gazelle-like agility
  • Impressive handling
Cons
  • Loofness on the road

autocar[7]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Autocar readers will have seen that we declared the Focus ST a better hot hatch than the new Volkswagen Golf GTI. The question that hangs over this seven-speed automatic version is whether the extra £1450 you spend on the gearbox is worth the investment over a manual. The auto is virtually as rapid as the manual, but it’s a good deal more effortless, especially for the kind of driving with a high workload.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast and easy to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • No automatic gearbox
  • Not as fast as manual

autocar[8]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The ST Edition has the same wheel geometry and active diff settings as the standard ST. Feel is a little heavy and spongy in the car’s ‘Sport’ and ‘Racetrack’ driving modes, but it never gets fighty. The car can feel slightly firmer than a regular ST at low speeds. At higher speeds, some fluency soon materialises.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Excellent suspension
Cons
  • Not as dynamic as regular ST’s
  • Not as agile as a regular ST

autocar[9]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Ford Focus ST has a 276bhp, 2.3-litre petrol engine. The only options this car carries are a wireless charging pad and Ford’s Performance pack, which provides launch control, a track mode, rev-matched downshift and an upshift indicator. The car had only done 150 miles by the time it arrived.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Punchy cabin
Cons
  • No automatic gearbox
  • Only 150-mile range

autocar[10]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Fears about the torsion beam back end lacking dynamism are soon dispelled. This Focus can carry speed along a flowing road as well as any of its antecedents. The 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine remains an impressive engine, but when asked to haul around a car of this size it is not a fast one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful Ecoboost engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lacks dynamism
  • No under-thigh support

autocar[11]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 1.5 179bhp engine is quiet and smooth too. It only emits/consumes 124g/km/51.4mpg on the new WLTP fuel cycle. All models get strong levels of active safety kit. Only the base version doesn’t get a touchscreen with mobile phone mirroring.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading performance
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • No touchscreen

autocar[12]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine is well-mannered but not the most responsive or potent. On smooth surfaces, the extra height in the sidewalls of the high-profile tyres makes for a conspicuously plush ride. While the Focus Active sits taller than its rangemates, it's no longer, but the Focus already has a spacious interior, if a plain one.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Not the most responsive engine
  • No four-wheel drive

autocar[13]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
There’s a new entry-level Zetec option joining the range for the first time since the fourth-generation car was introduced in 2018. The stop/start function has been recalibrated to cut the engine while coasting in gear, and the analogue rev counter and speedometer have made way for a new 12.3in digital gauge cluster. With minimal weight penalty through the adoption of that hybrid system, the Focus maintains its dynamic edge over all comers in its segment.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Punchy, punchy Ecoboost engine
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not the most practical
  • Not the best value for money

autocar[14]

Sentiment Score 58%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Focus Vignale's 180bhp, 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine has been reviewed on these pages before. It's motor of a decently rousing performance level, albeit one you might not describe as fast. It handles well, just as you’d expect it to. It steers keenly, with a note of rubberiness about the wheel’s initial feel and response the only minor black mark.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged petrol engine
  • Decent practicality
Cons
  • No adaptive dampers
  • Ride isn’t as refined as rivals

autocar[15]

Sentiment Score 54%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
There’s little in this Focus that blunts the driver appeal we’ve already become so fond of in other versions. It rides, handles and steers like no other rival in the class can match, even with the supposed poorer-relation suspension. The engine is a bit loud and grumbly at low revs on start-up, but then what diesel in this segment isn’t?
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Good range-topper
Cons
  • Lacklustre economy
  • No automatic gearbox

autocar[16]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The AE68 VYB is a car just like the one our road testers specced. Among the extras added on are a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, heated steering wheel, head-up display, wireless charging pad and plenty of supplementary safety kit. But they do raise the price of our car from £25,650 to £31,145.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful Ecoboost powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Feels unnecessarily big
  • Interior isn’t the best

autoexpress[17]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Ford is a favourite in the UK, routinely making it into the top five best-selling cars in the country every year. Price is one of them, and here the Focus offers brilliant value for money given the level of kit. It isn't quite as practical as its two rivals, but it still offers enough usability, while the tech is slick.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic value for money
  • Fun to drive
  • Decent tech
Cons
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Lack of refinement

User Reviews

References

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