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For The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Estate certainly goes when you stamp on the throttle and yet it returns an average 56.5mpg when linked to a manual gearbox. Titanium X adds part-leather seats, a powered driver's seat, and bi-xenon headlights to an already extensive kit list. You also get a far more interesting centre console layout than with the base trims, which really lifts the cabin.

Against The engine is a little growly and there’s a fair bit of vibration noticeable at tickover. What’s more, the lower-power 138bhp version is cheaper and smoother.

Ford Focus Estate

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Estate gives you the best of both worlds. It produces enough oomph to turn the Focus into a bit of a stealthy hot hatch, and when you back off the power, you’ll easily better 50mpg.

What Car? readers say

5


Key facts

0–60mph
8.8 secs
Top speed
135 mph
Average mpg
57.7
Tank range
762 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.

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Steve Milsom

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