Ford Focus 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Ford Focus 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Focus zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Focus 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2018 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2948 Weight, 26 City / 38 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
SEL 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
Titanium 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
S 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2935 Weight, 25 City / 34 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SE 4dr Sedan
123 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 2960 Weight, 30 City / 40 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SEL 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
Titanium 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight, 24 City / 34 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85

2017 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2948 Weight, 27 City / 40 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
SEL 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight, 26 City / 38 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
Titanium 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight, 26 City / 38 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16.2 @ 90
S 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2935 Weight, 26 City / 36 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SE 4dr Sedan
123 Hp, 125 Lb-Ft., 2960 Weight, 30 City / 42 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SEL 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight, 26 City / 38 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
Titanium 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight, 26 City / 38 Hwy mpg
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 23.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 9.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.5 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2016 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2948 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 91
Titanium 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight
7.7 sec, 16.1 @ 89
S 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2935 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SE 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2960 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
Titanium 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 23.8 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 9.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.5 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2015 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SE 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2948 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 91
Titanium 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight
7.7 sec, 16.1 @ 89
S 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2935 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
SE 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2960 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85
Titanium 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.3 @ 85

2014 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
S 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2935 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 91
SE 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2960 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 91
SE 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 2948 Weight
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 91
Titanium 4dr Sedan
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3055 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.1 @ 90
Titanium 4dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 146 Lb-Ft., 3043 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.1 @ 90


Ford Focus 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

7.5 - 8.3 sec

16.2 @ 90 - 16.3 @ 85 mph
2017

7.5 - 8.3 sec

16.2 @ 90 - 16.3 @ 85 mph
2016

7.6 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.3 @ 85 mph
2015

7.6 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.3 @ 85 mph
2014

7.6 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2013

7.6 - 8.3 sec

15.9 @ 91 - 16.1 @ 90 mph
2012

7.5 - 8.1 sec

15.8 @ 92 - 15.9 @ 91 mph
2011

8 - 9.3 sec

16.4 @ 85 - 17 @ 82 mph
2010

8 - 8.5 sec

16.3 @ 86 - 16.4 @ 85 mph
2009

8.1 - 8.7 sec

16.3 @ 86 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2008

8.1 sec

16.4 @ 85 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2007

8.4 - 9.1 sec

16.2 @ 85 - 17 @ 84 mph
2006

8.4 - 9.1 sec

16.2 @ 85 - 16.7 @ 84 mph
2005

8.1 - 9.2 sec

16 @ 86 - 16.8 @ 84 mph
2004

7.7 - 10.6 sec

16.2 @ 88 - 17.7 @ 78 mph
2003

7.3 - 9.4 sec

15.7 @ 0 - 17.6 @ 0 mph
2002

7.4 - 9.6 sec

15.8 @ 0 - 17.9 @ 0 mph
2001

8.4 - 9.5 sec

16.8 @ 0 - 17.9 @ 0 mph
2000

8.5 - 10.8 sec

16.9 @ 0 - 19 @ 0 mph

The Ford Focus is a competent, well-rounded little vehicle. It comes in different variants - a no-frills commuter machine, a hatchback of high performance and, even as an EV.

However, the key attraction of the Ford Focus remains its comfy ride alongside excellent handling and a peaceful interior. The Sync 3 infotainment system is still a favorite for us. It's fast and robust and supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to make sure the fun accompanies your trips.

As for the drawback, the Focus' rear seat is tighter than its rivals, and as you accelerate on the highway or ride, the strength of the 1.0-liter three-cylinder motor is insufficient. Any opponents would be better than the Focus in those areas, but if you want to buy a sedan or hatchback, we think it is worth looking.

This 1,0-liter Focus has a moderate 123 hp, 125 lb-ft torque, and a much lower real-world output. It is important to use the flooring accelerator to keep up with traffic. In general, the transmission is well conducted. The handling is excellent.

The turbocharger provides a little moxie at lower speeds of the engine – the focus here is on the word "little." Despite a good torque rating, it has to work harder to keep up with most modern turbos' simple thrust. It took unhurried 10.6 seconds to reach from zero to 60 mph.

In daily use, the pedal feel is intuitive, and the braking is quick. During the simulated-panic stop, the car passed 120 feet; it is an average result, considering its economy-biased tires.

The Focus has a light, very numb (well when parking) steering, but it is also receptive and trustworthy due to class standards. The car feels the wish but forced to alter the course, and the steering has a significant role in that.

The body roll is remarkable, however, awaited. The thing that is not expected is the fervor of this car on a winding road. Ford has masterfully calibrated the suspension, imbuing even a friendly, light-on-the-feet character with this economic model.

It feels good thanks to recent improvements of the dual-clutch automatic transmission, but the gas pedal is set to force up every last gas tear. It is the only option for you if you want to have significant progress.

The Ford Focus, a compact economy with a front-wheel-drive, is offered as a sedan or hatchback. It suggests a range of different styles and trim editions – the bare-bones S, the economical SE, the well-fitted SEL, and the top-of-the-range Titanium. You can also choose the electric trim edition, named just Electric, the focused on performance ST or the RS with high performance. The last two offer more robust motors and aggressive suspension tuning.

The base S trim edition comes only as a sedan and has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (160 horsepower, 146 pound-feet of torque). For this trim edition, the five-speed manual transmission is regular, and a six-speed automatic is additional. It is equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, entry without a key, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch central monitor, power front windows (manual rear windows), power locks and mirrors, Ford's MyKey (limits speed, audio volume, etc., for young drivers), voice controls, Bluetooth, a sound system with four speakers and USB port.

The SE trim is available as a hatchback or sedan. The hatchback gets the 2.0-liter engine and six-speed automatic, while the sedan employs a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine (123 hp, 125 lb-ft of torque) and a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. As for the regular options, there are 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, power rear windows, a trip computer, a front center armrest, rear air vents, and a sound system with six speakers. You can also add the Cold Weather kit (which offers mirrors and front seats with heating and steering wheel) to this trim. For the SE models with the 1.0-liter engine, the Appearance kit is available. It comes with different 16-inch wheels, daytime running lights, foglights, and exterior detail elements of black color. With this kit, you can also get a 17-inch wheel enhancement.

The SEL trim edition is offered as a sedan or hatchback. It is fitted with 17-inch wheels, daytime running lights, foglights, a sunroof, ambient interior lighting, automatic climate control with two zones, rear sensors of proximity, an 8-inch entertainment display with Sync 3 (comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support), two USB charging ports and a Sony stereo system with ten speakers. You can add the above mentioned Cold Weather kit and navigation system with satellite radio as extras.

The Focus Titanium offers the highest level of regular features. It provides a different design of 17-inch wheel and chrome exterior trim. The cabin is equipped with leather-trimmed seats, four-way adjustable headrests, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a shift knob wrapped in leather, a back center armrest, seatback map pockets, and remote start. For this trim edition, the Cold Weather kit is regular. You can also install the additional Titanium Technology package with automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, alert of cross-traffic, and warning of lane departure.

The Electric trim is available only as a hatchback and fitted with an electric motor (143 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque) that runs through a single-speed automatic transmission. According to EPA, the range is 115 miles. It has the same content as the Titanium trim edition and has xenon headlights and redesigned taillights. Leather-trimmed seats come as an additional feature.

The SEL hatchback with the 2.0-liter engine is the ideal choice in terms of features, drivetrain, and performance. Sync 3 infotainment system alone is worth the improvement, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity so that you can miss the additional upgrade of navigation. The hatchback's climate control of two zones, rear Parktronic, and large cargo space, deserve valuing. The 1.0- liter engine is not usable in this trim, but it is OK since its fuel-efficiency advantages do not overshadow its power loss.



Ford Focus specs