Used Ford Focus Saloon (2005 - 2009) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Small saloons have never caught on in the UK. Unlike the rest of mainland Europe, British buyers prefer hatchbacks and it's easy to see why.

5 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    5 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    2 out of 5

The Focus saloon is only available in higher trim levels, which means all cars have good safety equipment including six airbags. Euro NCAP rate it as a five-star car for crash protection - the maximum score. Optional safety equipment includes adaptive headlights and a traction and stability control system.

4.5 out of 5


The previous Focus model was very reliable - just a handful of minor niggles were reported during its lifetime. There's no reason to expect this one to be any different.

Car check problem points


No problems reported.


No problems reported.


No problems reported.