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.


2018 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SE 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
SEL 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
Titanium 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
S 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SE 4dr Sedan,123 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SEL 4dr Sedan,160 hp
turbo,

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
Titanium 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph

2017 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SE 4dr Hatchback,160 hp
turbo,

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
SEL 4dr Hatchback,160 hp
turbo,

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
Titanium 4dr Hatchback,160 hp
turbo,

7.5 sec

16.2 @ 90 mph
S 4dr Sedan,160 hp
turbo,

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SE 4dr Sedan,123 hp
turbo,

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SEL 4dr Sedan,160 hp
turbo,

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
Titanium 4dr Sedan,160 hp
turbo,

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph

2016 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SE 4dr Hatchback,160 hp
turbo,

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 91 mph
Titanium 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.7 sec

16.1 @ 89 mph
S 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SE 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
Titanium 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph

2015 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
SE 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 91 mph
Titanium 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.7 sec

16.1 @ 89 mph
S 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
SE 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph
Titanium 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.3 @ 85 mph

2014 Ford Focus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S 4dr Sedan,160 hp

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 91 mph
SE 4dr Sedan,160 hp

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 91 mph
SE 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

7.7 sec

15.9 @ 91 mph
Titanium 4dr Sedan,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.1 @ 90 mph
Titanium 4dr Hatchback,160 hp

8.3 sec

16.1 @ 90 mph


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

Perhaps the number one reason people are opting for the most recent Ford Focus in the market, the 2018 model, is how it can combine easy driving and comfortable practicality. It might not be the most powerful car in the Ford lineup, by any means, but if you are looking for a small sedan for urban driving that can provide an enjoyable yet simple experience, then the Ford Focus seems like the right choice for you.

Now on with the specs. This is where the Ford Focus offers the widest range of possibilities. Different trims come with a variety of engines that put out more or less power depending on your choice. Most Ford Focus comes with the standard 2.0-liter inline-4 featuring direct injection, more than reasonable 160hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. You can choose between a 6-speed automatic or 5-speed manual; there is also a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, but mechanical problems have been reported with this one, so we suggest you skip it.

Perhaps the most efficient, yet less powerful, is the focus SFE with its 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder engine, working with 123hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. You can opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission, or save even more money by leaning towards the 6-speed manual version.

Moving up in the scale, the Focus RS and Focus ST feature a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that puts out 240hp, reaching from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, and, oddly enough, a 6-speed manual transmission.

There is still one more option for you, the Focus RS, which has the highest power of the bunch: a 2.3-liter turbo-4, 350hp, dynamic torque, and a 6-speed manual. This trim is good and all, but it does feel a bit of an overkill for the chill urban driving the Focus seems designed for.

Steering and suspension also vary from model to model, but in general, the Focus manages to deliver reasonably good suspension for a small sedan, especially the top models of the line, ST and RS. The Focus SE with sports package also manages to provide good suspension for a bumpy road with its 17” wheels.

The Ford Focus comes in a variety of final designs depending on the trim, and the general opinion is that top performing models have the most grace and appeal. The simple and dynamic curves of the Focus balance out the chill of urban driving and power in a small package. Where the exterior shines, the interior seems lacking, with a complex and not very practical dashboard that could use a second trip to the designer’s board. Still, we appreciate the Sync 3 Infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionalities.



Ford Focus specs