What’s The Difference Between the Ford Focus S and Ford Focus SE?

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Ford Focus S (on left) vs Ford Focus SE (on right)

So, you’ve picked your car: the innovative and efficient 2014 Ford Focus. Good choice, but now you have to decide which beautifully design model is right for you. If you’re aiming to stay under the 20K mark, the S and the SE are great options, with performance and features to spare, without breaking the bank.


Though they offer the same basic design, the base level S and the one-up SE models have some distinguishing differences to take into consideration.

S: Black door handles, black power exterior mirrors, and quad-beam halogen headlamps are features that are only available on the S – minor differences, but noticeable.

SE: The SE moves up in appearance from the S, offering door handles that match the body color, an optional piano black grille, automatic quad-beam halogen headlamps, optional black headlamp surrounds, optional rear spoiler, and an optional reverse sensing system.


Inside, there are plenty of standard features to entertain, but the SE adds some extras that may make your ride just a little more comfortable.

S: Standard interior features of the Focus S include manual climate control, an air filtration system, power door locks, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power front windows, AM/FM single-disc CD player, MP3 capable with 4 speakers, audio input jack and speed sensitive volume control, cloth front bucket seats and a folding rear bench seat with removable head restraints.

SE: The SE offers either the same or upgraded features from the S, including: power front and rear windows, rear 12V powerpoint, cruise control, floor console armrest, floor mats, illuminated entry, MyKey owner controls features, message center with trip computer, rear seat heat ducts, an additional 2 speakers, SYNC voice activated communications and entertainment system, and MyFord Driver Connect technology.

Either way, your Ford Focus will be fun to drive and totally affordable, but if you’re still having a hard time deciding, stop by Wildcat Ford today and test drive both!