Ford Focus

Price $17,678 – $58,988
Fuel consumption < 12.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(view ratings)
A vast selection of variants of the compact Focus is available. With sedan or five-door hatchback body styles, the Focus offers powertrains that develop 123 or 160 horsepower, while a power sunroof, a SYNC 3 infotainment system and heated front seats are also on offer. We also find the Focus Electric, whose driving range on a full charge is estimated at 185 kilometres, as well as the sporty ST with its 252-hp engine and the ultra-sporty RS with its 350-hp engine and all-wheel drivetrain.

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Special Events2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards: the Sports/Performance Car Category
This week, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s 2017 CCOTY testing is in full swing at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Clarington, Ontario. Among the eight vehicle categories this year is the Best New Sports/Performance Car Category that rounds up—as its name suggests—performance-oriented models sold by mainstream brands. This …
Test Drives2016 Ford Focus RS: Dream Come True
The Focus RS was once a unicorn—a car that all had sworn existed, but no one in North America had ever seen with their own eyes. Then, one day, a wizard at Ford ’s HQ waved his magic wand and poof, the RS was suddenly real. The 2016 Ford Focus …
First Drives2016 Ford Focus RS: A Sizzling Hot Hatch
It’s rare that a car’s spec sheet alone gets my right foot tingling, but the 2016 Ford Focus RS is such a car. Scroll down the lines of published data and you’ll see that this five-door hatchback is nothing like the Focus ST. You’ll note that its 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder …
BlogQuick Take: 2015 Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost
There have been a few changes made to the 2015 Ford Focus's equipment list, along with a number of minor styling improvements, but the biggest news is the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that is now available with the compact car. Previously seen with the Ford Fiesta hatchback, for 2015 the turbocharged …


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NewsFord, Chevrolet Dropping Compact Cars is a Mistake, Report Shows
As you know, Ford and Chevrolet have both terminated their compact cars and dealers across North America are running out of stock. The reasoning is that today’s consumers are much more attracted to bigger vehicles, namely SUVs, crossovers and pickups. However, a new report by Edmunds suggests that these automakers …
NewsCourt Approves Settlement Against Ford and its Dual-clutch Transmission
A Canada-wide settlement has just been reached with Ford certified by the Supreme Court of Ontario. It involves the manufacturer’s PowerShift dual-clutch transmission. Customers who purchased or leased a 2011-2016 Fiesta or 2012-2016 Focus may receive anywhere between $65 and $2,932 in cash or a Ford certificate ranging in value …
NewsNew Ford Focus Unveiled!
In its current form, it’s been on the market in Canada and the United States since 2011, and it was due for a redesign. The Focus, one of Ford’s most popular vehicles of all-time from a global standpoint, has received a full redesign and will be on sale in North …
NewsNext-generation Ford Focus to be Built in China
The American automaker recently announced a few details regarding the next generation of its compact Focus . The latter has been on sale in its current form since 2011, and is assembled in Michigan, USA, with components sourced from various parts of the globe. However, and although Ford initially planned …
NewsLimited-edition 2018 Ford Focus RS on the Way
The 2018 Ford Focus RS will hit the streets later this year, and thanks to conversations picked up on enthusiast blogs, forums and Facebook pages, Ford has come up with a special version of the hot hatchback that will be available in limited quantities. The limited edition of the Focus …
NewsHennessey Gets on the Case of the Ford Focus RS
Only months after the Ford Focus RS was unveiled, tuners are already scrambling to give the small hatchback more power. Mountune was the first outfit to come up with upgrades: developing 370 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, this version fully complies with the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s now Hennessey’s turn …
NewsMountune Spices Up The Ford Focus RS
The new super-Focus has barely made it into buyers’ hands that some are already wishing it had more than 350 horsepower. To help those people, Mountune is ready to add some juice into the compact. Mountune has been preparing high-performance parts for some time now: they specialize in European Fords, …


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2 Minute Test Drive: 2017 Ford Focus RS
This week, Russ checks out the new Ford Focus RS. Russ also goes down memory lane with a guest appearance of the the last Ford RS model that ever made it to North America. (This segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2016 Episode #20) …
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Motoring TV: Sports Car of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Sports Car category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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This Week's Ride: 2017 Ford Focus RS Exhaust Note
We here at Motoring TV like our cars loud and fun, when appropriate. However we can&#39;t decide how we feel about the exhaust note of the new Focus RS. In Sport and Race mode it has a crackle and burble that might be a little forced. It&#39;s like Ford is …