The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The driver's seat in the Focus is excellent. Both height and lumbar adjustment are standard across the range, with the Comfort seat (standard on the top trims and optional on cheaper ones) offering 18-way manual adjustment and an extendable seat squab.
There’s also loads of steering wheel rake and reach adjustment so it's easy to find a suitable posture, whatever your proportions. The alignment of the steering wheel, pedals and seat are nigh on perfect, too, and Zetec models and above have the luxury of a front centre armrest.
Sat nav and infotainment
The list of infotainment equipment you get with entry-level Style trim includes a DAB radio, Bluetooth and two USB ports. However, you have to make do with a 4.2in screen that looks pretty basic, so we’d recommend upgrading to a Zetec or ST-Line model.
These bring a 6.5in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to pair your phone and control selected functions, such as navigation apps, through the screen. It’s just a pity the system isn’t as quick to respond as those found in the Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf estates.