Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 Zetec Edition 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £22,615What Car? Target Price£21,330
Review

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.

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Zetec trim is the entry point and comes very well kitted out. That includes an 8.0in infotainment system with wireless phone charging, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto. You also get front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights for dipped beams, driver's seat lumbar adjustment, 16in alloy wheels, power-folding door mirrors, air-con, cruise control, auto lights and a heated windscreen. It's well worth considering, but ST-Line Edition is our favourite.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

67.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

111

g/km

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