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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost 150 Active X 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 X

Based on the ST-Line X but carrying the more off-road styling, the Active X adds features such as 18in alloy wheels, keyless entry, part-leather trim, heated front seats, a powered driver's seat and dual-zone climate control.

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

52.3

Urban: 40.9Motorway: 61.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km