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For The Ford Focus is the sweetest-handling of all small estate cars. It's well equipped, competitively priced and as practical as most rivals.

Against The low-speed ride may prove a little firm for some tastes and the interior quality is not in the same league as a Volkswagen Golf's.

Ford Focus Estate
44 5stars

A superbly rounded family estate, the Ford Focus is practical, well specified, competitively priced and great to drive.

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There are 39 Ford Focus versions available

Estate 1.6 105 Edge 5dr £17,200
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge 5dr £17,695 TBA
Estate 1.6 105 Zetec 5dr £18,200
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 95 Edge 5dr £18,295
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr £18,695 TBA
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Edge 5dr £18,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 105 Zetec Navigator 5dr £18,950
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Edge auto 5dr £18,950
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 5dr £19,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr £19,195
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 5dr £19,445 TBA
Estate 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 5dr £19,545
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr £19,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 5dr £19,945
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec auto 5dr £19,950
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic 5dr £20,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S 5dr £20,445
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator 5dr £20,545
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 5dr £20,695 TBA
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec Navigator auto 5dr £20,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Navigator E 5dr £20,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S 5dr £21,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 5dr £21,195
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec S auto 5dr £21,200
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 5dr £21,700
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6T 180 Ecoboost Zetec S 5dr £21,700
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 5dr £21,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Titanium Navigator aut 5dr £21,950
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Nav ECO 5dr £22,045
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S 5dr £22,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium X N 5dr £22,695 TBA
Estate 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato 5dr £22,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST 5dr £23,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium X N 5dr £23,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga 5dr £23,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6T 180 EcoBoost Titanium X N 5dr £24,450
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0T 250 EcoBoost ST-2 5dr £24,595
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga 5dr £25,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Estate 250 EcoBoost ST-3 5dr £26,595
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

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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