What are the differences between the 2018 Ford Focus Trims?

You know the new 2018 Ford Focus has the impressive efficiency, spirited performance, and advanced tech your daily drive demands, but have you chosen a trim to meet your specific needs? To assist with your research, the product specialists at Hopkins Ford have put together this detailed comparison of 2018 Ford Focus trim packages. Read on to learn which new Focus trim level can take your commute to the next level.

If you have any questions before continuing to our comparison below, reach out to the Hopkins Ford team by giving us a call as (877) 930-4997.



2018 Ford Focus Lineup

2018 Ford Focus: S vs. SE vs. SEL vs. Titanium

The new Ford Focus offers four main sedan trim levels to choose from, all of which offer the reliability, practicality, and comfort Ford vehicles are known for. To help you learn more, our experts have compiled the differences and similarities of the S vs. SE vs. SEL vs. Titanium trim packages below.

What are the differences?

  • Cloth front bucket seats (S, SE, SEL); Heated, leather front bucket seats (Titanium)
  • SYNC® (S, SE); SYNC® 3 (SEL, Titanium)
  • Manual climate control (S, SE); dual-zone automatic temperature control (SEL, Titanium)
  • Black grille with chrome trim (S, SE, SEL); chrome grille with chrome trim and bars (Titanium)
  • Fog lamps (SEL, Titanium)
  • Perimeter alarm (SEL, Titanium)
  • 15-in. steel wheels (S); 16-in. sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels (SE); 17-in. machined-aluminum wheels (SEL); 17-in. polished aluminum wheels (Titanium)

What are the similarities?

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Seating for five passengers
  • 13.2 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Fuel capacity of 12.4 gal.
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Automatic quad-beam halogen headlamps
  • Safety Canopy® System and Personal Safety System™
  • Rear view camera

Ford Focus Sedan Trims

Are you thinking about one of the Ford Focus sedan trims? Not sure which trim is the right one for you? No worries! Our Ford experts from Hopkins Ford have done all the research you'll need for these four sedan trims. Continue reading for key features of the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium Focus trims.

S vs. SE

The S and SE Focus trims are capable and reliable sedans that can upgrade your daily drive. The S starts at $17,950 MSRP and the SE starts at $19,245 MSRP.

S

Vs.

SE

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque

Engine

  • 1.0L EcoBoost® I3
  • 123 HP
  • 123 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 15-in. steel wheels with silver-painted covers
  • Black grille with chrome trim
  • Automatic quad-beam, halogen headlamps

Exterior

  • 16-in. Sparkle, silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Black grille with chrome trim
  • Automatic quad-beam, halogen headlamps
  • Four-way, adjustable, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power front and rear windows with driver one-touch down
  • Six-way, manual driver, and four-way manual passenger cloth bucket seats

Interior

  • Four-way, adjustable, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power front and rear windows with driver one-touch down
  • Six-way, manual driver, and four-way manual passenger cloth bucket seats
  • 4.2-in. color LCD, four-speaker infotainment center with AM/FM radio, SYNC® voice recognition communication, and MP3 capabilities
  • USB charging ports
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control

Technology

  • 4.2-in. color LCD, four-speaker infotainment center with SiriusXM® radio, AM/FM radio, SYNC® voice recognition communication, and MP3 capabilities
  • USB charging ports
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control

SEL vs. Titanium

For a sedan with more technology and safety features, both the SEL and the Titanium models fit the bill. The SEL starts at $21,470 MSRP and the Titanium starts at $24,270 MSRP.

SEL

Vs.

Titanium

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque

Engine

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Black rocker moldings
  • Gloss Black bezel fog lamps
  • LED lighting with daylight running lamps

Exterior

  • SecuriCode® keyless entry keypad
  • Chrome bezel fog lamps
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power moonroof
  • Four-way, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Six-way manual driver and four-way manual passenger cloth bucket seats

Interior

  • Power moonroof
  • Heated, four-way, tilt-and-telescopic, leather steering wheel with audio controls
  • Leather trimmed seats with eight-way power driver seat and heated front seats
  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC® 3 voice recognition communication, Sony® branded audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® radio
  • MyKey®
  • Personal Safety System™

Technology

  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC® 3 voice recognition communication, Sony® branded audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® radio
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button start and MyKey®
  • Personal Safety System™
2018 Ford Focus ST

2018 Ford Focus: SE Hatch vs. SEL Hatch vs. Titanium Hatch vs. ST

The 2018 Ford Focus offers four main hatchback trim packages to pick from. They are all similar to their sedan counterparts, but each one does offer something unique. Check out the differences and similarities of the SE Hatch vs. SEL Hatch vs. Titanium Hatch vs. ST trim levels below.

What are the differences?

  • 16-in. sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels (SE Hatch); 17-in. machined-aluminum wheels (SEL Hatch); 17-in. polished aluminum wheels (Titanium Hatch); 18-in. rado grey alloy wheels (ST)
  • ST center exhaust with dual bright tips (ST)
  • MacPherson strut independent front suspension (SE Hatch, SEL Hatch, Titanium Hatch); MacPherson strut independent front sport-tuned suspension (ST)
  • Black grille with chrome trim (SE Hatch, SEL Hatch); chrome grille with chrome trim and bars (Titanium Hatch); Unique ST front grille (ST)
  • LED Signature Lighting with dedicated daytime running lamps (SEL Hatch, Titanium Hatch, ST)
  • Manual climate control (SE Hatch, ST); dual-zone automatic temperature control (SEL Hatch, Titanium Hatch)
  • SYNC® (SE Hatch, ST); SYNC® 3 (SEL Hatch, Titanium Hatch)

What are the similarities?

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Seating for five passengers
  • 23.3 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Cruise Control
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Automatic quad-beam halogen headlamps
  • Safety Canopy® System and Personal Safety System™
  • Rear view camera

Ford Focus Hatchback Trims

Do you want a vehicle with more cargo capacity than a sedan? Then the Focus hatchback trims are the perfect fit for you. Listed below are the key engine specs and features of the four possible Focus trims.

SE vs. SEL

SE

Vs.

SEL

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque

Engine

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 16-in. Sparkle, silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Optional Black bezel headlamps and Gloss Black bezel fog lamps
  • Hill Start Assist

Exterior

  • 17-in. machined-aluminum, black-painted pocket wheels
  • Black bezel headlamps and Gloss Black bezel fog lamps
  • Reverse Sensing System and Hill Start Assist
  • Six-way manual driver and four-way manual passenger cloth bucket seats
  • Four-way, adjustable, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power front and rear windows with driver one-touch down

Interior

  • Six-way manual driver and four-way manual passenger cloth bucket seats
  • Four-way, adjustable, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Power moonroof
  • 4.2-in. LCD, four-speaker infotainment center with SYNC® voice recognition communication, AM/FM radio with speed sensitive volume control, and SiriysXM® radio
  • Smart Charging USB ports
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System

Technology

  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen infotainment center with SYNC® 3 voice recognition communication, Sony® branded audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® radio
  • Optional navigation system with SiruisXM9R) Traffic and Travel Link®
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System with Perimeter Alarm

Titanium vs. Ford Focus RS

Both the Titanium and the limited-edition RS trims are built for performance. The Titanium and RS are built for daily drives and commutes, but the RS is also destined for the track. The Titanium starts at $24,470 MSRP while the RS starts at $41,120 MSRP.

Titanium

Vs.

RS

  • 2.0L Ti-VCT I4
  • 160 HP
  • 146 lb.-ft. of torque

Engine

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4
  • 350 HP
  • 350 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17-in. polished aluminum wheels
  • Chrome trim and bar grille
  • Black rocker moldings

Exterior

  • 19-in. Premium, forged-alloy wheels with RS center cap logo
  • RS aerodynamic grille
  • Body-color rocker moldings
  • Heated, leather-wrapped, four-way, adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Heated, leather-trimmed front bucket seats with eight-way power driver seat
  • Power moonroof

Interior

  • Heated, RS leather-wrapped, four-way, adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering with sport style design, blue stitching, and audio controls
  • Full leather RECARO® seats with Miko®-Dinamica inserts, RS logo, and heated, six-way power driver seat
  • Optional power moonroof
  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen with SYNC® 3 voice recognition communication, Sony® branded audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® radio
  • Configurable 4.2-in. color LCD display cluster
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control and Personal Safety System™

Technology

  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen with SYNC® 3 voice recognition communication, Sony® branded audio system with ten speakers, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® radio
  • Configurable 4.2-in. color LCD display cluster with mini analog cluster gauges including turbo boost pressure
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control and Personal Safety System™

2018 Ford Focus Electric

2018 Ford Focus Electric

For drivers looking to go green with their next vehicle, the new 2018 Ford Focus Electric is a fantastic option to consider. It gets nearly 120 miles to the gallon in the city, making it ideal for your rush hour commute. The 2018 Focus Electric can also reach an 80% charge in just 33 minutes, so you can get back on the road in no time. Check out the starting MSRP and other key specs of the new Focus Electric below.

MSRP, Engine, Fuel Economy, Range, Charge Time

  • $29,120 starting MSRP
  • 107 kW electric motor; 184 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 118 city / 96 highway MPGe
  • 115-mile driving range
  • 5.5 hrs. charge time; 80% charge in 33 min.

2018 Ford Focus RS

2018 Ford Focus RS

If you're a speed demon or a performance enthusiast, you'll love the new 2018 Focus RS. The Ford Focus RS is designed to deliver a lively and dynamic driving experience, utilizing unique RS features and upgraded performance features. Take a look below to learn more about the features included with the new Focus RS.

Performance

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • 350 HP; 350 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Unique 6-speed manual transmission
  • Chin spoiler
  • Ford performance all-wheel drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring
  • Quaife® mechanical limited slip differential
  • Michelin Super Sport summer tires
  • Electric Brake Assist
  • Electric power-assisted steering

Unique RS Features

  • RS Driver Selectable Sport Suspension
  • RS Driver Selectable Drive Modes
  • RS Front & Rear Disc Brakes with blue painted calipers with Anti-Lock Braking System
  • RS Sport Exhaust with Dual Bright Tips
  • 19-in. Premium painted forged-alloy wheels with RS center cap logo

Now that you know all about the 2018 Ford Focus and all of its amazing trim levels, head over to the new 2018 Focus inventory to explore all of the models available at our Ford dealership in Elgin, IL. We also encourage you to visit our specials page to find an amazing deal on your next Ford sedan. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Hopkins Ford team by calling (877) 930-4997.

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