Ford Focus Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Ford Focus Estate 2019 boot open
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 front right tracking
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 rear right tracking
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 boot open
  • Ford Focus Estate Centre Console
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 panoramic roof
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 front head on
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 rear elevation
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 centre console detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 wide exterior shot
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 front right tracking
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 rear right tracking
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 boot open
  • Ford Focus Estate Centre Console
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 panoramic roof
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 front head on
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 rear elevation
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 centre console detail
  • Ford Focus Estate 2019 wide exterior shot
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Skoda Octavia Estate may provide slightly more front head room, but even the tallest drivers should still be fine in the Focus Estate. Its leg and shoulder room are up with the very best as well.

There are lots of storage spaces dotted around, including a couple of cupholders and trays for your phone in the centre console. The glovebox and front door bins aren’t especially generous, though. 

Boot space

A 575-litre boot capacity (with a mini spare wheel fitted) means the Focus Estate can compete with the Octavia and Golf estates, even if it’s slightly down on the 625 litres of the Kia Ceed Sportswagon. It'll easily manage a large buggy or a couple of sets of golf clubs, though.

What’s more, there’s no load lip to heave luggage over, and the boot itself is usefully square, so you don’t feel like you’re playing Tetris when packing awkwardly shaped items.

The boot floor can be folded into a near-vertical position to divide the luggage space in two, preventing bags of shopping from sliding around.