When you're torn between a sedan and a crossover, why not get the best of both worlds with the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback? This vehicle offers an impressive performance with enough space in the back to load up the car and hit the road. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're here to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland decide if this vehicle is right for them.

Continue reading our 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback review to learn what this vehicle offers in terms of performance, cabin space, and technology.

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Specs

The Ford Focus Hatchback comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that's mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Drivers have the option of switching to a 6-speed PowerShift® automatic transmission to give them a sportier performance and a better feel of the road.

  • The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Ford Focus SE Hatch gets an EPA-estimated 26/38 city/highway MPG.*
  • The engine features direct injection, which delivers fuel directly to the combustion chamber while reducing waste during peak performance.

Ford Focus Hatchback Interior

The major appeal of the Ford Focus Hatchback vs. the Focus Sedan is its ample cargo space behind the second row. The vehicle opens up with 90 cubic feet of cabin space, suitable for the five passengers that it can carry. The Ford Focus Hatch offers 23.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while the sedan only features 13.2 cubic feet of space in its trunk.

  • The front row features 38.3 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom.
  • The second row offers 38 inches of headroom and 33.2 inches of legroom.
  • When the second row is folded down, the cargo space opens up to 43.9 cubic feet.

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2017 Ford Focus Technology


On top of its powerful yet efficient performance, the Focus Hatchback offers a great deal of fun and sophisticated features. The vehicle is outfitted with a 4-speaker sound system that's equipped with speed-sensitive volume control, a feature that automatically raises the audio levels when the engine is performing loudly.

The 2018 Focus Hatchback also features a SYNC® system, which is a center display screen that includes enhanced voice recognition. You can select your preferred audio entertainment or a phone contact without having to take your hands off the steering wheel.

  • The Ford Focus SE Hatchback comes with an MP3-capable CD player.
  • The vehicle includes a 6-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
  • The Focus Hatchback also features a Smart Charging USB port.

Review the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback in Person

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we hope this 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback review was insightful enough to provide you with the details that you were looking for. However, this review doesn't have to be the end of your Focus Hatchback education. You can actually browse our inventory of Ford Focus models, or even take the vehicle out for a spin to see how it feels.

Contact us to schedule your test drive at Richmond Ford Lincoln. We're proud to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland make the choice that's right for them.



*EPA-estimated city/highway MPG for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

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