The 2025 Ford Focus will be the farewell edition of the iconic hatchback. The company already dropped all the cars from the US fleet. Now the same is happening in Europe and the rest of the world. Fiesta is already replaced in plants with Puma crossover.
The first generation of the vehicle debuted in 1998 with instant success. The second and third generations were at the peak of popularity. Then SUVs started to take over the market and the last effort was the current generation launched in 2019. It fixed most of the issues of its predecessors, but it was not enough to match the versatility of crossovers and small SUVs.
Last year the company confirmed the departure of the Focus in 2025. There won’t be big changes to the vehicle. Even the farewell edition is not planned. Some of us will still miss the cool hatchback.
Best and Worst Models
Like said, the first ever Focus stole the hearts of drivers and the second generation upgraded the offer. But, the best model came out with the third generation. Since after 2025 YM, you’re going to buy used vehicles, our top recommendations are 2010-2011 years. From the data we can see those year models are the most reliable, with lowest maintenance costs. The first edition of the current edition is also considered reliable, while most other years are rated lower, especially compared to the competition. Years to avoid are 2007 and 2008, because of the alternator problems; and 2012-2015, with transmission issues and power steering failures being more frequent than usual.
Under the Hood
Over the years, drivetrains rarely disappointed on the Focus. We saw many different configurations and there will be three gasoline setups available, as well as two oil burners and a petrol hybrid.
A 1.0-liter I3 can do 85, 100, or 125 hp. A 1.5-liter displacement is also an inline-three with extra power. The 2025 Ford Focus RS is equipped with the most potent drivetrain. A 2.3-liter turbo-four can deliver 280 hp and 420 Nm of torque. With this engine, the hatchback can sprint 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
If you are looking for the best gas mileage, a couple of hybrid setups are there. A 1.0-liter engine is the main source of power. Thanks to an electric battery, the 2025 Ford Focus hybrid can make 125/155 hp and up to 53 miles per gallon.
Turbodiesels will still be available in some markets. A 1.5-liter displacement is tuned to 95 or 125 hp and 300 Nm. A 2.0-liter mill could do 150 horsepower, but the company enhanced it after a while and added a version that cranks 190 horsepower and 400 Nm.
Like Fiesta, the 2025 Ford Focus space in the plants will be used to build more crossovers. Puma is the smallest one and a possible replacement for the EcoSport in the US. Kuga is slightly longer than the Focus (estate version doesn’t count). With extra space for passengers and cargo, it fixes the biggest downside of the hatchback. On the other hand, it costs significantly more.