Ford Focus 2.0 EcoBlue 190 ST 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,255What Car? Target Price£28,607
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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The ST hot hatchback comes with lots of equipment as standard, including 19in alloys, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive dampers (not the estate, but that gets a powered tailgate instead), front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, heated front seats, a heated windscreen, and a heated steering wheel. The standard infotainment system includes an 8.0in touchscreen, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and a 10-speaker/ 675-watt B&O stereo.

The diesel Focus ST is significantly slower than the petrol version (0-62mph takes 7.6sec) and has a narrower, less enjoyable power delivery; there’s a bigger surge at low revs but it diminishes considerably after 3,500rpm. To mask its underwhelming diesel engine note, you get even more fake noise pumped into the interior than the petrol version, too. It's one to avoid. 


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

53.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

139

g/km

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