Comparing the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback and Sedan


If you’ve heard good things about the 2018 Ford Focus, we have good news: They’re true. Why else would more than 158,000 of these popular cars have been sold in the U.S. last year?

We’ve got more good news: The Focus comes as either a hatchback or a sedan. Now if you’re interested in the focus, that leaves you with a decision, and we’re here to help you make it.

Let’s break down the differences to help you narrow down your search.

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback vs. Sedan

We’ll start with the basics.

The 2018 Ford Focus sedan checks in with a standard 5-speed manual transmission combined with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. With that powertrain, this car offers you 160 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is also available if you prefer to let the car do the shifting. City drivers get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg while this Focus can get up to 34 mpg on the highway.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Ford Focus hatchback features a 6-speed automatic standard transmission (with no manual option) and the same engine. The horsepower and torque mirror those of the sedan while the hatchback generates slightly better fuel economy — 26 mpg in the city and up to 38 on the highway.

So where are the key differences in these two designs?

  • The sedan is a little more affordable than the hatchback.

  • The hatchback gets slightly better gas mileage than the sedan.

  • The hatchback features only an automatic transmission while the sedan can go either way.

  • The body of the sedan is 7 inches longer than the hatchback, but the models sport the same interior measurements.

  • The hatchback is only moderately heavier than the sedan.

  • The hatchback is available with a rear spoiler.

  • The hatchback comes standard with SiriusXM® Radio and also features a few interior options such as a heated or leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats.

  • The hatchback has some optional packages not found in the sedan, like a cold weather package and an interior protection package.

To summarize, the Ford Focus sedan is geared more toward the practical, “point A to point B” driver. The hatchback is designed for drivers looking for a little more attitude in their ride.

Find a Ford Focus in Burlington, NC

Hearing all those good things about the Focus will get you interested, but you won’t know if it’s the right car for you until you see it for yourself. You can find the 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback and Sedan for sale in Burlington, North Carolina, at our dealership. Our team at Stearns Ford welcomes you to visit for a test drive.

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