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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue 120 ST-Line Edition 5dr Diesel Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£595 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Diesel

Body: Estate
Trans: Manual

Front floor mats, Tailgate wash/wipe, ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Sports tuned suspension, Bluetooth system, PAS, Easy fuel capless refuelling system, Trip computer, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The fourth generation Ford Focus Estate has been given a proper working over in this updated form, with greater practicality, sleeker looks, a much improved 'SYNC 4' infotainment system and extra technology. There's also impressive efficiency beneath the bonnet thanks to the hi-tech range of petrol and diesel engines. It's not the biggest or the cheapest estate in its sector, but it might just now be the most appealing all-rounder.

Background

Such is the pull of small SUVs that the estate car seems to have had its last rites read time and again, yet still they struggle on. The reason why they refuse to die? They're a good idea. What's more, if people were honest about why they really needed a vehicle, an estate car would make more practical sense. They carry just as much as many SUVs, yet they're better to drive, they're lighter and more aerodynamic which means better efficiency - and they're usually cheaper to buy too. Ford's brought us some brilliant estates down the years but as much as customers have warmed to the Focus hatch, the five-door estate has never occupied a huge slice of the overall Focus sales pie chart. Perhaps this improved version of the MK4 design can formulate a more convincing argument.

Driving Experience

This fourth generation Focus estate, like its predecessors, has a reputation as a family station wagon with the ability to entertain at the wheel - and if you enjoy your driving, that's something you'll appreciate pretty early on the first time you try one. Over twenty years ago, the original version of this model achieved much the same thing by standardising advanced multi-link rear suspension across its model line-up. Today, you get that too - in contrast to the hatch body shape which restricts this more advanced damping set-up to its most powerful variants. The engine range was significantly updated as recently as 2020 with Ford's latest Mild Hybrid technology and of course that's carried forward, with electrified MHEV 125 and 155PS versions of Ford's 1.0-litre three cylinder EcoBoost petrol unit. You can now though, get this 48-volt powerplant with the option of a 7-speed Powershift auto gearbox. For entry-level customers, this three cylinder EcoBoost engine also continues to be offered in non-electrified 125PS form. Higher mileage drivers will be pleased to see that the 1.5-litre 120PS EcoBlue diesel engine's been retained in the range - though only with 8-speed auto transmission. At the top of the line-up, the ST performance model continues on with the 280PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol unit. As before, the ride isn't overly firm, but body control through the bends is still exemplary, allowing you at the wheel to make the most of the stiff C2 platform, the feelsome power steering and the torque vectoring control system that helps you get the power down through the bends. It all combines to create a car that really can still reward at the wheel, even in its most affordable forms: there's still nothing else in this segment that feels quite the same. Yet it still does the sensible stuff well too, being decently refined, with confident braking and a lovely tactile gearshift.

Design and Build

The styling has usefully evolved but still looks a touch conservative in this station wagon guise. Versions of this improved Focus are marked out by smarter LED headlamps with built-in foglights. plus the brand badge has been moved from the bonnet to the front grille. And the darker rear tail lamps have a smarter 'loop light' illuminating signature. Bigger changes are reserved for the cabin, which with most versions now features a larger 13.2-inch 'SYNC 4' central touchscreen. In a controversial move, Ford has decided that this monitor should now incorporate the ventilation controls, giving the dashboard a cleaner, less cluttered look. We're not sure that this is actually a step forward but the infotainment system's ability to now accept over-the-air updates certainly is; as a result, you'll get into your Focus Estate one morning and find it able to do something it couldn't do the day before - which is rather cool. As before, rear seat space isn't exemplary, but there's decent room for a couple of adults. Since this is an estate though, our emphasis needs to be on the luggage bay, which really is a lot bigger than it is in the hatch. A typically-specified estate model fitted with a mini-spare offers up to 575-litres of capacity - or as much as 728-litres if you load to the roof. If you need more room and want to push forward the 60:40-split rear bench, then up to 1,653-litres of space is on offer, thanks to the 175mm of extra loading length and extra 43mm of roof height that was incorporated from the beginning into this fourth generation model, an increase apparently calculated so as to enable owners to comfortably accommodate a dog crate. Go for this station wagon variant and auto-folding 'Easy Fold' rear seat backs come as standard, plus you can have a gesture-controlled powered tailgate if you're prepared to pay extra for it. Ford has also enhanced the cargo area for greater practicality, responding to customer feedback. The luggage space is now trimmed with a high-quality cropped carpet which not only delivers a premium feel but uses short fibres that make it easier to clean. An additional side load net is ideal for storing smaller items that could otherwise move freely around the loadspace while travelling, and twin LED lights provide clearer illumination in low-light conditions. The adjustable load-floor now has a central hinge, allowing it to be folded to create a vertical divider that locks into place at a 90-degree angle, creating two separate spaces to keep items more securely in place. The load area also now features a wet zone, with a load-floor liner inserted into the space to provide water resistance against items such as wet suits and umbrellas. The water-resistant lining can be removed from the space for easy draining or cleaning, and the area can be enclosed from the rest of the boot with floor folded down, or separated with the vertical divider to create wet and dry zones.

Market and Model

This estate body style attracts a premium of £1,200 over the equivalent hatch. The Focus Estate range kicks off with the base 'Trend' variant priced at around £23,500, before progressing through 'Titanium' and 'ST-Line' variants, both of which are also available in plusher 'Vignale' forms. An SUV-style 'Active' version (also with a 'Vignale' variant) and an 'ST' performance variant are also available. Equipment levels reflect the fact that most customers will be paying upwards of £25,000 for this once very affordable compact family estate. Even the base Focus 'Trend' comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlamps, navigation, drive modes and air conditioning. Avoid base trim and you get Ford's latest 13.2-inch 'SYNC 4' touchscreen incorporating navigation, 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, a DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist. Plus there's an electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and a Lane-Keeping Aid. For sporty drivers, the 'ST-Line' variant offers unique body styling, including unique upper and lower grille, rear spoiler and polished twin tailpipes. Inside there's a flat-bottomed steering wheel, black headlining, an aluminium gear knob, alloy finish pedals and red stitching. If you prioritise luxury and you've a healthy budget, you'll want to consider the optional premium 'Vignale' pack, now available on more models and offering five new alloy wheel designs. New safety systems added across the range include 'Blind Spot assist', 'Intersection assist' and 'Local Hazard Information' (which can warn drivers of hazardous situations on the road ahead). Plus there's 'Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go', 'Speed Sign Recognition' and 'Lane Centring' (which helps to ease the strain of driving in stop-start traffic). 'Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking' helps drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions with vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, while 'Active Park Assist' operates gear selection, acceleration and braking to enable fully automated parking manoeuvres simply by holding down a button.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures, which we'll quote using WLTP measurement for fuel and WLTP measurement for CO2. Bear in mind with all the engines that if you choose the optional 8-speed auto gearbox, you'll hit your efficiency readings by around 10% - which isn't the case if you go for a Volkswagen Group model with DSG auto transmission. The latest version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit that most choose gets increased injection pressure to facilitate efficiency. In mHEV mild hybrid form, this unit gets a lower compression ratio and a larger turbo. And the mHEV version has been embellished by a beefed-up starter/generator driven by a belt at the front of the engine that stores the energy harvested when you brake or decelerate in a tiny 48-volt lithium-ion battery secreted at the back of the car. That 1.0 EcoBoost petrol unit comes in two forms with 125PS (standard as a manual and mHEV as a PowerShift auto), both of which return up to 52.3mpg on the combined cycle with a CO2 reading of 121g/km. For the 155PS manual version of this 1.0-litre mHEV engine, the figures are up to 54.3mpg and up to 116g/km of CO2 (it's 53.3mpg and up to 119g/km of CO2 for the auto version). What about the diesel? Well, for the 1.5 EcoBlue unit with 120PS and auto transmission (the only spec on offer), you're looking at up to 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 120g/km of CO2. For completion, we'll also give you the figures for the ST 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol variant - up to 35.3mpg and up to 183g/km (35.8mpg and 182g/km for the auto).

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • 6 speakers
  • Solid - Race red
  • Solid paint
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Cloth - Black with red stitching

Body Glass

  • Tailgate wash/wipe
  • Heated rear window
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Automatic rain sensing wipers
  • Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
  • Quickclear heated windscreen

Brakes

  • ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • Electronic stability control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill start assist
  • Auto hold function
  • Post collision braking

Chassis/Suspension

  • Sports tuned suspension

Communication

  • Bluetooth system
  • E-call

Driver Aids

  • PAS
  • Eco mode
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Selectable drive mode
  • Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Lane keeping system - lane keeping alert and lane keeping aid

Driver Convenience

  • Easy fuel capless refuelling system

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Digital clock
  • 4.2" TFT coloured cluster
  • Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
  • Power folding door mirrors

Engine

  • Diesel particulate filter

Entertainment

  • Aux input
  • 2 USB ports

Exterior Body Features

  • Roof rails
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body colour large rear spoiler
  • Body coloured door handles
  • ST-Line upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and wing badges
  • Polished twin tailpipe
  • Rear side wing doors

Exterior Lights

  • LED daytime running lamp
  • Auto headlamps (on/off)
  • LED front fog lamps with cornering function
  • LED reflector headlamps
  • Third brake light

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Manual air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Reach + rake adjustable steering column
  • Aluminium gear knob
  • Dark headliner
  • Cloth upholstery with red stitching
  • 2nd Load floor
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed Sensico steering wheel with red stitching

Safety

  • Driver airbag
  • Front passenger airbag
  • Front side airbags
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Side curtain airbags
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • MyKey system
  • Manual rear child locks

Seats

  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Driver's lumbar support
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Auto fold rear seats
  • Rear centre headrest
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Single front passenger seat

Security

  • Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
  • Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fob

Wheels - Alloy

  • 17" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels with rock metallic finish

Wheels - Spare

  • Mini steel spare wheel

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.3
  • Engine Power - BHP 120
  • Engine Power - KW 88
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
  • Engine Torque - NM 300
  • Top Speed 120

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