The first thing that usually comes to mind when people think about the 2018 Ford Focus lineup is unmatched fuel efficiency. And it’s not hard to see why, considering the entire new Ford Focus sedan and hatchback lineup gets incredibly high gas mileage. The only problem with this line of thinking is that most people equate better fuel economy with lower power ratings. But that’s not the case for the new Focus lineup, especially when considering the 2018 Ford Focus ST, which we have right here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.
That’s because the new Ford Focus ST takes the fuel efficiency the rest of the 2018 Focus lineup is known for and combines it with a powerfully capable and fun to drive engine that is guaranteed to take you on the ride of your life. So, if you have the desire to cruise down the open road in a powerful performance-enhanced hatchback, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg at the pump to do so, the 2018 Ford Focus ST is the hatchback for you.
Since we did nothing but boast about the impressive engine and powertrain features of the 2018 Ford Focus ST in our introduction, we figure we’d better get right down to it and get more specific about the new Focus ST’s astonishing performance capabilities.
When you turn the key of your new 2018 Ford Focus ST, you’ll be powering up a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine capable of pumping out 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The only thing people may complain about is the fact that there is no automatic transmission available for the new Ford Focus ST. Instead, you’ll have to operate a six-speed manual transmission if you want to enjoy the ride. But don’t let that turn you off of the 2018 Focus ST, as learning how to handle a manual transmission is well worth the effort since it means you’ll get to cruise around in a new Focus ST.
We promised you high-level horsepower and torque ratings, but we also promised you high-level fuel efficiency ratings. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with a 2018 Ford Focus ST, as it offers gas mileage ratings of up to 22 city MPG and 31 highway MPG.
For more on the 2018 Ford Focus ST, please contact our Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.