Used Ford Focus Estate (2005 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 09 Apr 2013
4
As small estates go, the Focus is often overlooked in favour of more stylish models. Which is a real shame as it makes a great car for load lugging thanks to a excellent boot space and a wide, long load area.
Ford Focus Estate (05-11)
Practical and cavernous boot, good to drive, well built cabin, comfortable, excellent diesels
Dull looks, no clever flat folding seat system

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£13,505 - £21,250

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£379 - £4,604

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

As small estates go, the Focus is often overlooked in favour of more stylish models. Which is a real shame as it makes a great car for load lugging thanks to a excellent boot space and a wide, long load area. Of course being a Ford it is also great to drive and loses none of the handling prowess of the Focus hatchback, with the same responsive steering and good body control.

With supple suspension it also rides well, even with a full load on board and there's decent rear passenger space too. A great range of engines is available, our pick being the excellent TDCi units, which offer a blend of punchy performance and impressive fuel economy. The model was facelifted in January 2008 with sharper looks and improved interior quality while a low emissions ECOnetic version was also available for the first time.

In 2009 the eco version was improved to lowering emissions and averaging 70mpg.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It's an estate, but not a huge one.Fuel economy is outstanding for a 2.0 diesel.  

5 out of 5

Paul Rollings ,   30 Jan 2015    ... read more

 The sheeer size of the boot is enormus and when the seats are down at the back it gets even better. automatic gearbox is only four speed but has a smooth changeover and still returns a decent mpg on...  

4 out of 5

Christopher Wiltshire ,   22 Oct 2014    ... read more

 It has a big boot, low loading lip. Plenty of space all round.  

3 out of 5

Robert Bennie ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

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