All Focus Estate models have a good driving position, with a decent range of movement to the wheel and seat, including height-adjustment across the range. The dial-controlled backrest offers precise adjustment, even if it’s a little slow to use. It’s worth stepping up to Zetec trim if you can, because this brings a more supportive seat, adjustable lumbar support and a central cubby that doubles up as a cushioned armrest. Pedal placement is very good on all versions.
There are various dashboard and screen layouts that come with the different trim levels, but none is as easy to use as we’d like. Even if you go for the 8.0in touchscreen that’s standard only on Titanium, Titanium X and ST-3 versions (it’s optional on most other versions), the systems are complex, and the button-heavy dashboard is tricky to negotiate. The air-conditioning controls are easy to work, but more complicated functions can be fairly convoluted.