The Ford Focus has always been a reliable outing for both sedan and hatchback enthusiasts, offering a bevy of impressive features with a respectable performance and exceptional handling. If you're considering making this the next vehicle to get you around the bustling Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville areas, you're certainly on the right track. However, the Ford Focus offers a variety of trim levels you should know about before making your decision.

To help you decide that's right for you, we're going to give you a closer look at the Ford Focus and its seven trim levels. We'll be looking at the S, SE, SEL, Titanium, ST, Electric, and the RS Ford Focus. By reading this review and seeing how these varying trim levels differ, you'll be able to decide which version of the Ford Focus is best suited for you.

 2018 Ford Focus S Trim

The S is the Ford Focus base trim level, which is only available as a sedan.Ford Focus in Ruby Red The vehicle comes equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed manual transmission, which results in this vehicle reaching 160 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of toque. The Ford Focus S also includes:

  • A 4-speaker sound system
  • SYNC® with voice recognition
  • A 4.2-inch LCD display
  • AM/FM radio, a CD player, and USB/auxiliary inputs
  • Cloth Bucket Seats with 6-way manual adjuster

Ford Focus SE

The Ford Focus SE comes as both a sedan and a hatchback, allowing you to pick your preferred style. The vehicle is outfitted with the 1.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder and a 6-speed manual transmission that produces 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. While the power output has been reduced from the S trim, this engine actually boosts the vehicle's fuel efficiency to 30/40 MPG city/highway. The Ford Focus SE includes:

  • Cloth Bucket seats with optional heat
  • A 6-speaker sound system with SYNC®, AM/FM radio, and a CD/MP3 player
  • A 6-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Smart Charging USB Ports (Two)

Ford Focus SEL

The Ford Focus SEL trim also comes in both sedan and hatchback configurations. This trim also includes a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine like the one featured with the base level S trim. However, the SEL trim's engine comes mated with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. The Focus SEL also features like:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • SYNC® 3
  • An 8-inch LCD touchscreen
  • Sony® Branded 10-speaker Audio System
  • SiriusXM® trial and HD Radio™
  • Optional Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®

Ford Focus Titanium Trim

Much like the Ford Focus SEL, the Titanium trim comes in both sedan and hatchback, and it even offers the same 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. While this engine does deliver on power and efficiency, most of the upgrades with this trim are included within the vehicle's cabin. This trim adds:

  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats with heat
  • An 8-way power-adjustable seat with power lumbar support
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob
  • The Remote Start system
  • The optional Lane-Keeping System and Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert

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Ford Focus ST

The Ford Focus ST is the first hatchback-only trim level offered. It comes outfitted with the 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine that's paired with a unique 6-speed manual transmission and delivers a whopping 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The most notable differences with this trim are on the outside, with 18-inch Rado Gray Premium-Painted Aluminum Wheels, Automatic Quad-beam halogen lights, and a unique ST grille. This hatchback also features:

  • Optional RECARO® Partial-leather front bucket seats with the ST logo
  • SYNC® with six speakers, AM/FM radio, and a CD player
  • Smart Charging USB Ports (Two)
  • Optional features: a Sony® 10-speaker system, HD Radio™, and a SiriusXM® trial

Ford Focus Electric Trim

The Ford Focus Electric is for the environmentally conscious driver, given its equipped 107 kW Permanent Magnet Electric Traction motor that can deliver 143 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It can even achieve an EPA estimated 118/96 MPGe city/highway. The mechanical set up also includes a 1-speed automatic transmission and a 35 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery. The Ford Focus Electric also includes features like:

  • 6-way manual adjustable driver seat with eco-conscious cloth, or optional leather-trimmed 8-way power-adjustable seat
  • A 9-speaker Sony® Branded Audio System with the SYNC® 3 system
  • HD Radio™
  • Six months of SiriusXM®
  • A Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®

Ford Focus RS Trim

The final trim level offered by the Ford Focus is the RS hatchback. This trim features a unique 6-speed manual transmission that's paired with the 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine that can deliver 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, the highest output of all the trims. This hatchback also features a few unique exterior designs, including a unique RS grille, RS fog lamps, and a high-mounted unique RS rear spoiler. As for the interior, the RS trim features:

  • RECARO® Partial Leather RS logo seats, or optional RECARO® Full Leather with Miko®-Dinamica inserts with the RS logo
  • A 10-speaker Sony® Branded audio system with SYNC® 3, a SiriusXM® trial, and HD Radio™
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

Ford Focus Size & Space

While each Ford Focus trim offers something unique, the one thing that remains the same is the vehicle's measurements. Most of the trims and body styles have the same measurements for their passengers, but there is a bit of a difference when it comes to cargo space.

RowHeadroomLegroomHatchback CargoSedan Trunk
1st38.3 inches43.1 inches43.9 cubic feet (33.2 electric)13.2 cubic feet
2nd38 inches33.2 inches 23.3 cubic feet (14.2 electric) 

Was this Ford Focus trim level guide helpful in showing you the differences between each model? We hope that this guide was informative enough to give you the right information on each trim. However, if you'd like to learn more about the 2018 Ford Focus, why not check it out person? Contact us at Richmond Ford Lincoln for a closer look. We're just a short drive away from the Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville areas.

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