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

Against Interior quality isn't in the same league as a Volkswagen Golf Estate's and resale values are weak. The low-speed ride might be a little firm for some tastes, too.

Ford Focus Estate
44 5stars

The Ford Focus Estate is a good family estate car: it's great to drive, practical and well priced.

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There are 34 Ford Focus versions available

Estate 1.6 105 Style 5dr £17,880
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style 5dr £18,395
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 95 Style 5dr £18,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5 TDCi 95 Style 5dr £19,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr £19,395
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Style auto 5dr £19,645
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr £19,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr £20,495
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec 5dr £20,595
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec 5dr £20,645
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec S 5dr £20,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr £20,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S 5dr £21,145
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr £21,395
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S 5dr £21,645
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S 5dr £21,745
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S 5dr £21,845
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr £21,885
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Zetec S 5dr £21,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium 5dr £21,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium 5dr £22,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.6 125 Titanium auto 5dr £22,145
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST 5dr £22,195
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr £22,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 185 ST 5dr £23,295
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr £23,395
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium 5dr £23,435
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2 5dr £23,695
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X 5dr £24,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr £24,610
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 185 ST-2 5dr £24,795
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X 5dr £25,435
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3 5dr £25,995
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Estate 2.0 TDCi 185 ST-3 5dr £27,095
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

All versions come with air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a digital radio and roof rails, while stepping up to Zetec trim brings alloy wheels and a heated windscreen. We'd understand if you wanted to go for Titanium trim, though, because this brings a large touch-screen control system that gives the cabin a real lift, although it's not cheap.

There are plenty of high-tech safety aids on offer. Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning with a built-in lane-keeping function are all available as options. Forward Alert is another optional extra; it brings up a visual and audible warning of an impending crash, and can even apply the brakes to help minimise an impact.

Reader test team says:

Ford Focus Estate 1.6 105 Zetec Navigator 5dr

Seats are comfy and a good driving position. Good vision and plenty of room inside. Useful estate car. Very messy controls both on the steering…

John Ben

3 out of 5 stars

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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