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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 ST-Line 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

If you like something a little sportier, this is the trim to go for. It comes with everything that Zetec has, plus 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, LED front foglights, chromed exhaust tailpipes, alloy pedals, more aggressive bodystyling and keyless go.

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

67.3

Urban: 60.1Motorway: 72.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

101

g/km