Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost 150 Active 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £23,935What Car? Target Price£22,043
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 EcoBoost 150

If you regularly carry lots of people and need more oomph, the 1.5 petrols have a bit more guts. Thus far, we’ve tried only the 180bhp version, though.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

48.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

132

g/km

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