Ford Focus 2008 Sedan

This generation of Ford Focus has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2010. We can provide information about 10 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Ford is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and power of from 80 to 145 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 (7 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Ford Focus 2008 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.6 to 8 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.5 to 5.8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Ford Focus 2008 sedan petrol engine version is Ford Focus 1.4 16V, consuming 6.6 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Ford Focus 2008 sedan 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 16 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +12% for petrol engines and +20% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Ford Focus modification.

Ford Focus 2008 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 157 to 189 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 - 9.3 seconds has Ford Focus 2.0 16V version, conversely the tardiest one is Ford Focus 1.4 16V reaching this speed only in 14.2 seconds. The maximum top speed is 210 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 4-cylinder 145 hp version (Ford Focus 2.0 16V).

Lenght of Ford Focus is 448 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Ford Focus is about 8 cm longer than Toyota Corolla sedan, but 1 cm shorter than Honda Civic sedan. Ford Focus gross weight is from 1735 to 1950 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 7 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Ford is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1900 €. 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 2100 € cost per year and 0.20 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, 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. 75% 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 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 16V

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds

2.0 Petrol 145 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 16V

Most powerfull petrol version (145 HP)

2.0 Petrol 145 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 TDCi Apr 2008 — Jan 2010

Most powerfull diesel version (136 HP)

2.0 Diesel 136 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Ford Focus 2008 2.0 TDCi Apr 2008 — Jan 2010

Most powerfull diesel version (136 HP)

2.0 Diesel 136 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (6)

Ford Focus prices

Ford Focus 2008 - 2010 sedan price in Latvia is from 1100 € to 3200 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Ford Focus price is very low - Ford Focus is approximately for 52 percents cheaper then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2008 - 2010 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Ford Focus 2009 price 1100 € 1900 € 3200 €
Ford Focus 2008 price 1300 € 1800 € 2300 €

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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%.

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Ford Focus 2008 sedan features (options)

Percentage of Ford Focus with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
87%
Metallic paint
61%
Adjustable steering wheel
37%
Heated seats
32%
Climate control
26%
Rain sensor
12%

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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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