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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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Trims
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 windo...View trim
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£17,818
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Zetec
Zetec trim builds on entry-level Style with front foglights, a heated windscreen, a fro...View trim
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£19,057
Average Saving £1,693
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ST-Line
If you're after something that looks a little sportier, this is the trim to go for. It...View trim
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£21,121
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Titanium
Comes with everything Zetec trim has and adds power-folding door mirrors, front and rea...View trim
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£21,121
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Active
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£21,121
Average Saving £1,879
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Titanium X
Adds 17in alloy wheels, privacy glass, part-leather seat trim and six-way electric driv...View trim
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£22,250
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ST-Line X
All the ST-Line features, plus bigger 18in wheels, power-folding door mirrors, front an...View trim
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£23,416
Average Saving £2,084
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Active X
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£23,416
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