Ford Focus Estate review

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While the idea of owning a different car for every occasion sounds appealing, most of us have to settle for just the one, due to pesky realities such as limited budgets and parking. So, what do you buy if you want a reasonably priced car that can do it all?

Well, on paper, the latest Ford Focus Estate seems like a good shout, promising the fun handling, low running costs and roomy interior of its hatchback sister, allied to a much more practical boot.

Indeed, where the previous Focus Estate was well off the pace in this last area, with a 475-litre luggage capacity, its successor hikes that to 608 litres.

But how does the Focus Estate stack up against similarly priced rivals, including the Skoda Octavia Estate, Volkswagen Golf Estate and the one with the biggest boot of the lot, the Kia Ceed Sportswagon?

That’s what we’ll be exploring in this review, plus we’ll point you in the direction of the Focus Estate engines and trims that make the most sense and the options you might want to add.

Alternatively, to see how much you can save on a new Ford without having to haggle, click here.

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There are 8 trims available for the Focus estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Style
This entry-level trim gets some decent kit, including 16in alloy wheels, electric windows, driver’s side lumbar adjustment, air-con, a DAB radio, automatic emergency braking and lane assist. It onl...View trim
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£18,010
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Zetec
Zetec trim builds on entry-level Style with front foglights, a heated windscreen, a front centre armrest, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, cruise control and a 6.5in colour touchscreen infota...View trim
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£19,262
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Titanium
Comes with everything Zetec trim has and adds power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, keyless entry and start, heated front seats, passenger height and lumbar...View trim
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£21,349
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ST-Line
If you're after something that looks a little sportier, this is the trim to go for. It comes with everything that Zetec has, plus 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, LED front foglights, chromed...View trim
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Titanium X
Adds 17in alloy wheels, privacy glass, part-leather seat trim and six-way electric driver’s seat adjustment to Titanium, but also makes the Focus Estate rather pricey...View trim
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£22,490
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Active
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£23,000
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ST-Line X
All the ST-Line features, plus bigger 18in wheels, power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, automatic wipers, part-leather seats with six-way electric adjustment o...View trim
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£23,669
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Active X
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£25,500
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