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For A good spread of mid-range power means the Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Estate is a flexible performer, and with great official economy, you'll travel a massive distance between fill ups. Zetec builds on Edge trim, adding sports seats, a leather steering wheel, alloy wheels and a Quickclear heated windscreen.

Against This engine is a bit flat and jerky at very low revs and not that quiet when extended. Some of the plastics on the centre console look rather cheap.

Ford Focus Estate

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Estate is a great car to drive, and has superb official figures for emissions and fuel economy. You might struggle to match the claimed 67mpg, but it should still be cheap to run.

What Car? readers say

5


Key facts

0–60mph
11 secs
Top speed
120 mph
Average mpg
67.3
Tank range
787 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There isn't a bad engine among the ones in the Ford Focus range that we've tried, but we reckon the best is the 113bhp 1.6 diesel. It’s strong enough and impressively smooth, although it’s not as efficient as some rivals in real-world driving.

All versions come with air-conditioning, electric front windows and Bluetooth. We’d understand if you wanted to upgrade to Titanium trim, because this brings a posher-looking dashboard stereo that gives the cabin a real lift, although it’s not cheap.

Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning with built-in lane-keeping are all available as options. As is Forward Alert, which warns of an impending crash, buzzing up a visual and audible alert. It can even apply the brakes to help minimise an impact.

Reader test team says:

Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 5dr

Comfortable driving position and great handling, economy is very good, I am averaging 63 to 64mpg, nearly as good as my previous car a Ford Fiesta…

Brian Collison

5 out of 5 stars

Ford Focus Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr

Just brilliant, had a Volvo V50 before this, bought the Volvo on its reliability badge but it was so poor, didn't even drive car for the first 4 monte…

John Clark

5 out of 5 stars

Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium 5dr

Well what can I say? I went looking for a Focus for a family friend and bought one myself. I was a fan of the new shape when I saw it at the Geneva…

Steve Milsom

5 out of 5 stars
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