2018 Ford Focus Electric

Pros: Surprisingly fun to drive; positive traits of comparable gas-engine Focuses carry over intact; capable of relatively fast Level 2 charging

Cons: Cargo area compromised by battery pack; cramped rear-seat space; high price premium over conventional gas-engine counterparts

CG Says: The Ford Focus Electric is unchanged for 2018. Ford Focus is a compact electric car with seating for five. The front-wheel-drive car is powered by a 143-horsepower electric motor. The EPA-estimated driving range is 115 miles and Ford claims that a DC fast charger can deliver 75 miles of range in half an hour. Focus Electric is among the more rewarding pure-electric vehicles to drive. And, for the most part, it feels like a conventional Focus. Prices are high compared to the gas-engine Focuses, but competitive with both the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt. If your goal is to be green and drive a car no one will suspect is electric, the Focus Electric is a fine choice. Note that Focus Electric is available only in select Ford dealerships.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $29,995

Base Engine
electric motor
Horsepower
143
Std. Transmission
1-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (MPGe)
118
EPA Hwy Range (MPGe)
96

2017 Ford Focus Electric
2018 Ford Focus Electric
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 5
100%

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