Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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Ford Focus (11-) Hatchback
19 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2 5dr

    kevin parr , stoke on trent . Date: 30/03/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    well where to start ? i have owned a fiesta st for a year and a half and loved it i went along to look at the new shape focus big mistake ... it was love at first sight focust st 2 in white !now i have only had the car a month and 1500 miles later i love it honistly i can not find a fault in fit or finish goes well ... fantastic ! the attention to detail on this new focus is amazing ford realy have come along way in the last few years. time will tell if its reliable butfor now im so glad i bourght it id advise any one to have a look at this car.

  • 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 5dr

    Geoff Cosford , Angus . Date: 29/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      63

    My car

    I bought this car brand new on the 1st March 2014. The Focus was highly recommended by a mechanic I use for its reliability and low maintenance costs. Its fuel economy was also a big contributing factor to my purchase as I drive 80 miles per day to and from work. My journey consists of approximately 17 miles along a dual carriageway, 3 miles through a city (traffic is very light at the times of day I travel), followed by 20 miles along a relatively quiet country road and then back home again. I do not drive the car hard or fast, sticking to speed limits and driving sensibly. On the dual carriageway I will often drive at 60-65 mph when not in a rush. My average fuel consumption is 63 mpg, which despite being very good, falls seriously short of Ford's advertised mpg. I recently drove to Oban and my mpg increased to 69 mpg, however a few weeks ago I did a lot of local running about and the mpg dropped to 59. Putting the mpg on one side, the car handles beautifully, drives well and has sufficient power for my needs. I would certainly highly recommend this car, just bear in mind you are highly unlikely to achieve the high mpg Ford say is attainable.

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium 5dr

    stuart plunkett , aberdeenshire . Date: 29/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I reluctantly had to trade in my Honda Civic 2.2CDTi back in May and wanted something that was as equally economical, but drove better. The handling of the Focus is 10/10, you can throw it around corners and it will stick to the road. The gearbox is superb and having the Titanium version adds extras like bluetooth, ambient lighting, cruise control, climate control, voice activated extras and heated windscreen. The only draw back for me is the MPG. With the Honda it was a 2.2CDTi and had 140BHP. With it i was averaging at 45MPG and that was being heavy footed. With the Focus, i am getting 40-45MPG and thats driving sensibly with the odd burst of speed on straights. The engine seems to struggle with putting the foot down and although it is reasonably quick, the MPG drops dramatically. Its also on par for MPG as my partners Insignia 2.0CDTI which has 160BHP.

    Overall the car is excellent to drive, has a beautiful dash and is very comfortable to be in. The drawbacks are the MPG and lack of space in the rear.

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S 5dr

    Neil Oakshott , West Midlands . Date: 28/11/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38.2

    My car

    Moving jobs meant I had to buy a car pretty sharpish, so ended up with a Focus Zetec S that I've driven since February 14 and added 13k miles to. The car itself was an ex-demonstrator with 120 miles on the clock, loaded with extras and for £8.5k under book price, so a bargain was apparently had. I say 'apparently' because running costs have made me question how much of a bargain it truly has been. To reach the Ford quoted MPG you'd need to drive like a heavily sedated nun and my frequent airport runs and drives to the office, all 120+ miles on motorways, has seen a return of around 38MPG. Not quite up there with what Ford says it'll do and I should add, driven at motorway speed limits.

    The car itself I have no huge problems with; it's crisp and responsive to drive, has a good gearbox, mid-range speed pick up is swift and it is certainly no slouch. Build quality is good and the seats offer decent support.

    Dislikes? The SYNC system is horribly unresponsive and I cannot get on with it at all, the Bluetooth hands-free has to be the worst ever factory-installed phone kit out there, and the automatic main beam drives me mad when the car starts to dazzle oncoming vehicles on unlit motorways.

    In summary it is an averagely ok car, it has done a job for me for ten months but nonetheless I'll look to change it for an X4 in the New Year. You could do worse, but there's much, much better available.

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