Monday, March 8, 2021
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Review of the 2018 Ford Focus

Released in July 1998 in Europe by Ford Motor Company to succeed the Ford Escort, Ford Focus has for a long time been considered as America’s apple pie being a compact moderately affordable mid-sized family car providing consistently good drive. The 2018 Ford Focus, being the fourth generation Ford Focus line of cars does not disappoint either. The 2018 model is a competent, well- rounded car featuring modern, classy appearance with top-notch features. It comes in a variety of colors to choose from with several models such as the no-frills sedan model, a high-performance hatchback and an amazing EV.

2018 Ford Focus central highlights include an enhanced comfortable driving experience attributed to smooth handling in sharp contours along with a quiet interior. The installed fast and powerful Sync 3 infotainment system compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay provides top-notch entertainment making your driving experience a memorable one.

Ford Focus 2018 Features and Specs

Performance

Ford Focus 2018 comes with a wide array of engines ranging from the fuel-inefficient three-cylinder engine to the highest performing turbo-four engine. However, the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is overly perfect for an ordinary owner as it offers just the right power with unmatched fuel efficiency. The 2018 model also comes with an option to choose a battery-electric powertrain in the Focus Electric but with a much higher cost. The model’s transmission options include a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, or a six-speed automatic based on the trim.

If you are a fuel-saving enthusiast, you should go for the three-cylinder engine with a two-fuel saving option which uses 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Ford Focus 2018 delivers exceptional handling capabilities with a high agility level attributed to a sharp steering system coupled a nimble demeanor and a well-behaved transmission system.

Interior and Comfort

Ford Focus 2018 offers a comfortable, relaxed cruising experience thanks to an active noise cancellation system for a quiet cabin. The stable door armrest with comfy, elegant fabric for the front occupants undoubtedly adds to the driving comfort experience. The car’s interior features a stylized dashboard with close function buttons and a tiny central display screen and sits further forward than the previous versions. The interior also offers more space for the passengers significantly improving comfortability.

Safety Features

With an overall rating of five out of five stars from the America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Focus 2018 is an overly safe car considering the integration of safety features into the vehicle including the rearview camera, active park assistant, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning among other sophisticated safety features.

Utility

Ford Focus 2018 offers just the perfect storage to accommodate your language be it to the airport or a weekend out on camping. The trunk has a capacity of 13.2 cubic feet with an option of increasing the space by folding the rear seats. But you may not be needing this much space, won’t you?

Spoilt for Choice?

Ford Focus 2018 comes in both hatchback and sedan body styles along with several trims namely: S, SE hatchback, SEL, and Titanium trims. To make a natural choice for the perfect model, you may want first to consider the powertrain you would prefer along with the fuel efficiency. The three-cylinder engine SE sedan model offers unmatched fuel efficiency with a high performance making it the most preferred trim. However, you may consider the Focus Electric model to cut significantly cut your annual fuel cost.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Ford Focus offers great styling with impressive handling attributed to a quiet and smooth engine coupled with a well-behaved transmission system. The steering system is also light and precise making the driving experience comfortable and relaxed. The 2018 model is still a worthy and intuitive mid-size family car to obtain.