Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 ST-Line Edition 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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  • Ford Focus 2021 RHD front detail
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RRP £24,375What Car? Target Price£23,049
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Ford Focus stands out as one of the best driver’s cars in the class, with truly entertaining handling if you go for our favourite ST-Line Edition trim. Its sharp dynamics are complemented by the decent ride, quiet cruising manners and lots of passenger space. The iffy interior quality and slightly lacklustre performance are the main areas that mark it down.

ST-Line Edition is our favourite, mainly for how it drives with the sportier suspension, but also because you get 17in alloy wheels, LED front foglights, keyless start and entry, auto wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and privacy glass. It also includes more aggressive styling inside and out.

If you're a diesel fan, the 118bhp 1.5L Ecoblue 120 represents the sweet spot of the diesel range, providing a good spread of shove once you get past its initial low-end turbo lag and hitting 0-62mph in a respectable 10.0sec flat. Officially it'll average up to 67.3mpg, too, and with 111g/km of CO2 and RDE2 compliance, it's not a bad choice for high-mileage company car drivers. Can sound a bit grumbly though.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

67.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

111

g/km