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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 Active 5dr 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: Active

This is based on Zetec trim, but along with its raised ride height and rugged looks adds 17in alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, a black roof, privacy glass, keyless start and sat-nav.

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 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

80.7

Urban: 72.4Motorway: 85.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

92

g/km