What is the Ford Focus SE’s top speed?

My son just got his driver’s license and I’m looking for a used car for him to drive to school—but he’s got the need for speed and it has me worried. What is the Ford Focus SE’s top speed?

Mariza Morin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We don’t blame you for being worried! The
Ford Focus SE
, produced from 2000 to 2018, has a top speed of 121 mph for the latest model.
slightly increased this number since the introduction of the first 2000 Focus SE, which had a top speed of 115 mph.
The 2018 Ford Focus SE comes in two body styles: a sedan and a hatchback. Here are some important additional specs and features:
  • Standard fuel-efficient 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that gets 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway
  • A six-speed manual gearbox is the standard but a six-speed automatic transmission is also available (standard in the hatchback)
  • Available safety features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, rear parking sensors, and more
  • Received a perfect 5-star
    NHTSA safety rating
Your son should be safe in the latest Ford Focus SE, especially with such a strong NHTSA safety rating! But make sure he has all the protection he needs on the road with a great insurance policy.
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