For The engine certainly goes when you stamp on it and yet it returns an average 56.5mpg when linked to a manual gearbox. The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 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.
The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 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.
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 a USB connection. Popular Zetec trim adds alloys, Bluetooth, a digital radio and a heated windscreen. We’d understand if you wanted to upgrade to Titanium trim, because this brings more convenience equipment and a posher-looking dashboard that gives the cabin a real lift, although it’s not cheap.
However you specify your Focus, make sure you get a big discount. Dealers should be prepared to knock off thousands of pounds, especially on more expensive versions. The Focus doesn’t have particularly strong resale values, so a discount will help partially offset the steep depreciation.
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