Ford Focus Car Reviews

The Ford Focus is a medium sized family car that has been in production since 1998. It is a 5-door, 5-seater that comes as an estate or as a hatchback.

Price Range: £13,995 - £33,580
Insurance Groups: 7 - 34
MPG Range: 39 - 83
Score: 4.5/5
Performance
Spacious interior
Good standard equipment
Not as cheap as some rivals
No DVD players in the headrests
Ride can be a little firm

Latest Ford Focus Car Reviews:

Ford Focus Pre Model Studio 1.6 5dr - March 2012
This car is quite standard and basic for a medium sized family car but as it has been awarded the maximum of 5 stars from NCAP the car will cover the necessary safety features that are important wi...
Ford Focus Pre Model Zetec 1.6 125ps 5dr - March 2012
The Focus is a brilliant car and this Zetec 1.6 125ps is a fine choice offering good performance figures, low running costs and a smooth, refined ride. It's not quite as good as the Golf in the qua...
Ford Focus Pre Model Zetec S 1.6 T EcoBoost 5dr - March 2012
This car is well equipped with lots of technological advances to satisfy its driver and passengers. The car is costly perhaps as a result of these extras. As the car is not especially cheap to run ...
Ford Focus Pre Model Zetec S 1.6 TDCi 115ps (Start-Stop) 5dr - February 2012
Financially the The Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6 TDCi makes a lot of sense, comparing well to other medium family hatchbacks on the market. It is solid, efficient, and comfortable to drive, but there is ...
Ford Focus Pre Model Titanium 1.6 TDCi 115ps (Start-Stop) 5dr - February 2012
The Ford Focus is an established part of the range of cars delivered by Ford, and the handling is showing the signs of having been fine tuned over many generations of the vehicle. The interior is ...

Ford Focus Overview

The Focus has a comfortable and spacious cabin, with head and legroom plentiful in the front and more than adequate in the rear. The car has a large boot with room for a decent amount of luggage. The interior is neatly trimmed and finished with high quality materials, while the control system is attractively laid out and easy to use.


The Ford Focus delivers a smooth, enjoyable and refined driving experience. It has quick acceleration and responsive steering, making the car very easy to handle. The model comes with a great selection of engines, the most economical of which is the 1.6 litre diesel. Additionally, the Focus comes as standard with a 6-speed transmission and a good level of standard equipment.


The Focus is reliable, economical and spacious which makes it an excellent choice for a family vehicle.

Background

The Ford Focus was introduced in its first generation from 1998.


The model was produced as a hatchback, saloon, estate and convertible. A wide range of engines and transmissions were available, including a 1.8 litre diesel.


The car was given a facelift in 2001, sporting a revised exterior with optional extras available including a 6-disc CD changer and a satellite navigation system. The trim levels were modified and new colours were available.

The Ford Focus entered its second generation in 2004, produced as a 3-door or 5-door hatchback and a 5-door estate. The trim levels were improved, with top of the range models coming with an MP3 player and sports seats as standard, and the engine options were upgraded. Moreover, the car gained the best ever Euro NCAP safety ratings for its class.


The current generation Focus has been in production since 2010. It comes with a greater level of standard equipment than its predecessor and a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.

Summary

The Ford Focus delivers reliability, durability and practicality at an affordable price. It comes with excellent standard equipment and is spacious inside, making a perfect family car.

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