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1.0 Ecoboost 100
We have yet to try this 99bhp engine, but weโ€™d expect the 123bhp version to be the better choice.
1.0 Ecoboost 85
We have yet to try this 84bhp engine, but itโ€™s likely to be pretty lethargic.
1.5 Ecoboost 182
Itโ€™s certainly more potent than the 1.0 Ecoboost 125, so itโ€™s better if youโ€™re regularly carrying a car full of family and luggage, but considering that it has 180bhp, it lacks the fizz of a VW Golf 1.5, which has less power.
1.5 Ecoboost 150
If you regularly carry lots of people and need more oomph, the 1.5 petrols have a bit more guts. Thus far, weโ€™ve tried only the 180bhp version, though.
Our pick
1.0 Ecoboost 125
This engine revs out smoothly but steadily, rather than with enthused gusto, and flat out through the gears it isnโ€™t frisky enough to wake up your adrenal glands. However, officially itโ€™ll still crack 0-62mph in 10.0sec; about what you can expect from a Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI. What matters most is that itโ€™s pretty flexible if you keep it revving above 2000rpm. Itโ€™s efficient, too, with claimed average fuel economy of 58.9mpg and 108g/km of CO2.
1.5 Ecoblue 95
Diesels will still be popular with fleet buyers and the Focusโ€™s range starts with this 94bhp unit. We have yet to try it, but we will update you once we have.
2.0 Ecoblue 150
We have yet to drive it, but it should feel punchy with 148bhp and a good spread of shove, but itโ€™s quite pricey for business users.
1.5 Ecoblue 120
Although weโ€™ve not sampled all the diesels, expect this 118bhp version that we have tried to be the sweet spot. It offers a good spread of shove once youโ€™ve got past its momentary low-end lag and is relatively quiet and smooth on the move.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

41.5-tbc mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

0-99 g/km

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1215 litres

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