Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
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.
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.