Ford Focus 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Ford Focus has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2011. We can provide information about 12 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Ford is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.5 litres and power of from 80 to 305 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 100 to 136 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (9 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Ford Focus 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.6 to 9.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.5 to 5.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Ford Focus 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Ford Focus 1.4 16V, consuming 6.6 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Ford Focus 2008 hatchback diesel - Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi for 100 kilometers consumes 4.5 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Ford Focus real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 18 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +15% for petrol engines and +21% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Ford Focus modification.

Ford Focus 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 157 to 224 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 118 to 154 grams per kilometer. From Ford Focus with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Ford Focus 1.4 16V which produces an average of 157 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Ford Focus diesels least CO2 distributes Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi - 118 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.9 seconds has Ford Focus RS 2.5 version, conversely the tardiest one is Ford Focus 1.4 16V reaching this speed only in 14.1 seconds. The maximum top speed is 263 km/h for the 2.5 petrol 5-cylinder 305 hp version (Ford Focus RS 2.5).

Lenght of Ford Focus is 435 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Ford Focus is about 5 cm longer than Honda Civic hatchback, but 7 cm shorter than Opel Astra hatchback. Ford Focus gross weight is from 1690 to 1950 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 5 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Ford is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2300 €. According to user reviews, average Ford Focus repair costs are 120 € per year. Users calculated Ford Focus 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 50%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 27% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Ford Focus for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Ford Focus prices and costs.

In user reviews Ford Focus received average grade 6.8 (from 10) which is relatively low, considering average rate 8.1 for similar aged cars. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 77% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Ford Focus modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Ford Focus 2008 1.4 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.4 Petrol 80 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 1.6 16V

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.6 Petrol 100 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 1.6 16V 1.6 Petrol 100 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Focus 2008 1.6 TDCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.6 Diesel 100 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 1.6 TDCi

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.6 Diesel 109 HP 4.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 1.8 16V Apr 2008 — Jan 2011 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 7.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 16V 2.0 Petrol 145 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 16V 2.0 Petrol 145 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 TDC Apr 2008 — Jan 2011

Most powerfull diesel version (136 HP)

2.0 Diesel 136 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 TDCi Apr 2008 — Jan 2011

Most powerfull diesel version (136 HP)

2.0 Diesel 136 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (6)
Ford Focus 2008 2.5 20V Turbo ST Apr 2008 — Jan 2011 2.5 Petrol 225 HP 9.3 l/100km Manual (6)
Ford Focus 2009 RS 2.5 Jan 2009 — Dec 2010

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds

2.5 Petrol 305 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (6)

Ford Focus prices

Ford Focus 2008 - 2011 hatchback price in Latvia is from 800 € to 3700 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Ford Focus price is very low - Ford Focus is approximately for 41 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2011 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Ford Focus 2010 price 2000 € 3000 € 3700 €
Ford Focus 2009 price 1600 € 2300 € 3000 €
Ford Focus 2008 price 800 € 1500 € 2300 €

Ford Focus total costs of ownership

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Ford Focus reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Ford Focus reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 29.8 percent of Ford Focus of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 23.4%.

Ford Focus reliability and quality
Most reliable used over 15 years old cars
Most reliable over 15 years old hatchbacks

Ford Focus 2008 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Ford Focus with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
78%
Metallic paint
59%
Climate control
58%
Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Rain sensor
46%
Cruise control
32%
Heated seats
21%
Rear parking sensors
16%
Dimming mirrors
11%

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Ford Focus reviews

Total 50 Ford Focus owner reviews

Ford Focus 2008 Hatchback Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 650 € (~ 162 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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   male, age 69
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