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Used Ford Focus RS cars for sale

Find your perfect used Ford Focus RS from our extensive network of car supermarkets, specialist, independent and officially franchised Ford dealerships.

Why buy a used Ford Focus RS?

If you're in the market for a car that's high-powered and fun to drive, then a used Ford Focus RS is a great choice. This hot hatch provides everyday utility, but is anything but boring and mundane. With its legendary performance heritage and four-wheel drive grip, the Focus RS is highly coveted and continues to maintain strong resale values.

Latest used Ford Focus RS

Ford, Focus RS

2016 (66) - Ford Focus RS

2016 (66) - Ford Focus RS11

Reduced

£26,995

Finance available £534 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 16.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Car Cave Scotland Ltd

01875240020

4.2/5 Stars

Ford, Focus RS

2017 - Ford Focus RS

2017 - Ford Focus RS9

Low Mileage

£26,950

Finance available £533 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 38.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Ford, Focus RS

2018 - Ford Focus RS

2018 - Ford Focus RS15

Low Mileage

£34,995

Finance available £698 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 31.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

ILEX CAR SALES LTD

02877050006

Ford, Focus RS

2018 - Ford Focus RS

2018 - Ford Focus RS24

£57,995

Finance available £1,170 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 10.0

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

S J Davidson

02837180087

Ford, Focus RS

2003 (03) - Ford Focus RS

2003 (03) - Ford Focus RS23

Low Mileage

£29,990

Finance available £595 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 54.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Kudos Car Sales

01206933720

4.8/5 Stars

Ford, Focus RS

2017 (17) - Ford Focus RS

2017 (17) - Ford Focus RS50

Low Mileage

£27,950

Finance available £602 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 22.7K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Hendy Car Store Portsmouth

02392801916

4.7/5 Stars

Ford, Focus RS

2018 (68) - Ford Focus RS

2018 (68) - Ford Focus RS25

Low Mileage

£30,990

Finance available £616 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 21.4K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Mrg Ford

01249510154

Ford, Focus RS

2017 - Ford Focus RS

2017 - Ford Focus RS58

£19,995

Finance available £390 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.3L
  • 75.8K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Comiskey Motors

02830800029

Ford Focus RS snapshot review

Pros

  • Everyday usability
  • Superb to drive
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Boot is smaller than a standard Focus
  • Firm ride
  • Interior lacks polish of rivals

Ford Focus RS by type

Petrol Focus RSs
5 Door Focus RSs

Used Ford Focus RS information

Engines and transmissions

Through the years, the petrol engine has been upgraded to create more power. A six-speed manual is used to transfer power to all four wheels, though older models have a front-wheel drive platform.

Petrol
  • 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost creates 345bhp, helping it reach 60mph in 4.5 seconds.
  • Older models used an upgraded 2.5-litre from the ST that makes 300bhp.
  • With the boosted performance, this model hit 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and had a top speed of 163mph.

Practicality

Even though the Ford Focus RS is centred on performance, it is also quite practical, with an intense focus on driver comfort.

Interior space
  • With the same amount of room as the regular Focus lineup, all passengers can be comfortable.
  • Spacious rear seats make room for adults.
  • Rear ISOFIX points to secure child seats.
Boot space
  • 260-litre boot behind the rear seats is smaller than the rest of the lineup because of the all-wheel drive equipment.
  • With the rear seats folded down, the space opens up to 1,045 litres.
  • Rear hatchback design ensures that loading and unloading are easier.

Safety

  • Euro NCAP gave Ford Focus models a five-star rating in 2018.
  • Child occupant received the highest rating at 87%, with adult occupant reaching 85%.
  • Standard safety kit includes various airbags and lane assist system.

Technology

  • Large 8-inch touchscreen display located on centre stack for easy access.
  • Nine-speaker Sony sound system is a major upgrade from the standard Focus lineup.
  • SYNC 3 system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Ford Focus RS generations

The Ford Focus RS was first introduced in 2002 as the ultimate performance version of the Focus, sitting above the ST at the top of the range. Even though it has been offered through three generations and updates have been made each time, production has been sporadic with breaks in between. Ford discontinued the Focus RS lineup after the 2018 model year.

Third Generation (2016 to 2018)

The new Focus RS came back with a fierce look that included some bigger bumpers and massive air vents. A wing was added to the back, mounted to the top of the liftgate to provide better aesthetics and more aerodynamic properties.

The all-wheel drive system was designed for performance. It featured twin electronically controlled clutch packs on either side that helped manage how much torque was sent to the individual wheels. This specially tuned AWD system delivers better grip for improved handling.

Third Generation (2016 to 2018)
Fuel type:
Petrol
Engine Size:
2.3
MPG:
36
Acceleration:
4.7 seconds
Boot space:
260 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    2.3 EcoBoost 5dr

  • Cheapest

    2.3 EcoBoost 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.3 EcoBoost 5dr

Used Ford Focus RS information

Used Ford Focus RS FAQ's

Which are the most popular trim levels?

The RS is the trim level for the Ford Focus models, but there have been special editions available, such as the RS Edition, RS Red Edition and RS Heritage Edition. For the most part, the standard RS is the most popular trim, but if you can find a special edition, then you'll get unique styling and features included.

What optional extras should I look out for?

Customers should look out for the rear parking sensors and cruise control functionality for upgrades. We also recommend the heated steering wheel for comfort and the matte black roof and the Recaro seats with blue bolsters for a sportier appearance.

Is there a hybrid version of the Ford Focus RS?

Ford didn't make a hybrid variant of the Focus RS. However, the standard Focus lineup has been offered with a mild hybrid powertrain that helps to boost efficiency. For now, the Focus RS has only been available with a petrol engine.

Is the Ford Focus RS available as an automatic?

No, the Ford Focus RS has never been sold with any automatic gearbox options, so there are none on the used market. All models were equipped with a manual transmission, for maximum driver enjoyment.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

The most recent Focus RS lineup was made with standard four-wheel drive, increasing traction and improving handling.

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