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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 ST-Line X 5dr Auto Review

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Review

The Ford Focus stands out as the best driver’s car in the class, with handling that truly entertains. It's complemented by a fine ride that almost matches a Volkswagen Golf for comfort and passenger space very nearly on a par with the Skoda Octavia. It's mainly the iffy interior quality and slightly lacklustre performance that mark it down.

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Trim: ST-Line X

All the ST-Line features plus bigger 18in wheels, power-folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, automatic wipers, part-leather seats with six-way electric adjustment on the driver’s side, heated front seats, passenger height and lumbar adjustment, dual-zone climate control and an 8.0in infotainment screen with sat-nav. It’s a bit pricey but worth considering if you can stretch to it.

Engine: 1.5 EcoBlue 120

Although we’ve not sampled all the diesels, we've tried this 118bhp version, which is likely to remain the sweet spot. It offers a good spread of shove once you’ve got past its momentary low-end lag and is relatively quiet and smooth once it's up to speed. At idle and around town it's a bit grumbly, though.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Urban: 57.6Motorway: 68.9
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

115

g/km