opinions, mannequin specs and revised 2019 Ford Focus costs


The Ford Focus has been a prime vendor within the UK because it was first launched because the eventual successor to the Ford Escort in 1998.

4 generations and a number of face-lifts on and the newest mannequin, launched in 2018, is again duking it out with the VW Golf for the mantle of top-selling C-Phase automobile and presently lags behind solely the Fiesta within the gross sales tables 12 months so far.

The most recent era has been praised for its dealing with and ranges of driver help tech in addition to its spacious inside and engine vary.

However as with every automobile, the satan is within the particulars and getting the mix of engine, gearbox and trim stage could make all of the distinction.

Right here’s what it is advisable to know in regards to the present era of Ford Focus.

Not all suspension is created equal

For the primary time in a Focus mannequin, Ford are providing fully completely different suspension structure relying on which mannequin within the line-up you purchase (or particularly which engine powers that mannequin).

This isn’t unusual, different producers do the identical factor, and completely different doesn’t essentially imply unhealthy. It does imply that whenever you learn a assessment of the Focus that hails its class-leading dealing with nevertheless, you’ll wish to make sure that the reviewer is speaking in regards to the Focus you’re contemplating shopping for and never one with a distinct set-up.

On launch, automobiles powered by the smaller 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol, or the 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel, engines, had a comparatively old-school twist-beam suspension set-up with ‘force-vectoring springs’ so as to add stiffness. The bigger 1.5-litre petrol and the two.0-litre diesel engines had the higher-tech multi-link set-up commonplace throughout earlier Focus ranges.

This was revised additional towards the shut of 2019, nevertheless, and now solely the two.0-litre diesel mannequin carries the multi-link suspension.

Property fashions get a bespoke model of the multi-link suspension with repositioned dampers to accommodate the bigger boot whereas suspension on the ST, ST-line and ST-line X fashions is lowered whatever the engine below the bonnet.

Have there been any recall notices on the brand new era Focus?

Automotive producers concern tons of of security recall notices yearly and house owners of automobiles might be notified of any remembers that have an effect on them.

By legislation, motor sellers should deal with any security remembers affecting a mannequin freed from cost earlier than promoting it – however that legislation doesn’t have an effect on non-public sellers.

These are the remembers issued to date for the brand new era Ford Focus: 

Costs rises and new trim ranges

Ford has just lately revised the Focus line-up, dropping the entry stage Type trim and implementing a collection of modest value rises throughout the vary (between £100 and £500, mannequin relying).

A brand new trim might be added to the line-up, out there within the UK from 2020. Energetic Vignale combines the posh tools of the top-spec Vignale trim with the rugged styling of Energetic fashions. Test again for particulars of this trim stage as soon as the total UK specification has been launched.

The suspension vary has been modified additional, and now 1.5-litre petrol engines will trip on the low-tech twist-beam suspension as an alternative of the extra superior multi-link arrange.

The 2019 Ford Focus

Ford Focus trim ranges and engine line-up

Type

This was the entry-level trim stage on the Focus at launch. It was the one trim within the line-up that got here with metal wheels as commonplace as an alternative of alloys and in addition missed out on the centre arm-rest, the 8-inch touch-screen show and Android Auto/Apple Automotive Play. Type automobiles had been outfitted with A/C as commonplace in addition to Bluetooth, DAB and USB connectivity.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (85/100/125)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (95/120)

Customary Gear:

Key exterior options

  • 16″ 5-spoke “Design” metal wheel
  • Halogen headlights with LED daytime working lights
  • Auto-headlamps (on/off)
  • Physique colored electrically-operated and heated door mirrors with aspect indicators
  • Physique colored bumpers, entrance higher grille with chrome encompass and painted bars
  • Mini spare wheel
  • Ford Straightforward Gas capless refuelling system
  • Black roof rails (property solely)

Key inside options

  • Ford DAB Radio with 4.2″ TFT color show, 6 audio system, USB connectivity port with iPod performance, Bluetooth, distant audio controls, voice move by, Emergency Help
  • Guide air con
  • Pre-Collision Help with Autonomous Emergency Braking and pedestrian/bicycle owner detection
  • Lane-Protecting Support with Lane-Departure Warning
  • Put up-collision braking
  • Clever Velocity Help
  • Electrical parking brake
  • Selectable drive mode
  • Distant central locking and engine immobiliser
  • Electrically-operated entrance and rear home windows

How a lot does it price?

Costs for Type trim automobiles began at £18,545 for 1.0L EcoBoost and topped out at £22,895 for the 1.5L diesel Property with an auto transmission, earlier than optionally available extras.

Zetec

Again when the Focus was first launched Zetec would have been one of many higher-end trim ranges, sports-focused alongside the extra luxurious Ghia fashions (bear in mind these?). Now, following the dropping of the Type trim stage it’s been relegated to entry stage with Titanium, Titanium X, Vignale in addition to sporty ST-Line and ST-Line X all sitting above it within the tree – and that’s earlier than you get to the efficiency line-up and Energetic vary.

Humble as it might be within the scheme of issues, tools ranges are rather more beneficiant in contrast with Type. 16-inch alloy wheels, an arm relaxation and a few leather-based trim inside are highlights however the greatest enchancment is the addition of the 8-inch touch-screen interface which brings with it Apple Automotive Play and Android Auto.

Essential issues missing in the usual tools checklist are satellite tv for pc navigation and parking sensors.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (100/125)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (95/120)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with Type

  • 16″ 5×2-spoke alloy wheels in ‘Sparkle Silver’ end
  • Vivid higher door body mouldings (5-door)
  • Vivid decrease door body mouldings (property)
  • Entrance fog laps with cornering perform
  • Vivid roof rails (property solely)

Key inside options, along with Type

  • Ford SYNC with 8” TFT touchscreen & App Hyperlink Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Sports activities fashion entrance seats
  • Centre console with armrest
  • 3-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel with built-in audio controls
  • Leather-based-trimmed gear knob (handbook transmission solely)
  • Cruise management with velocity limiter
  • Quickclear heated windscreen with heated washer jets

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £20,645, earlier than optionally available extras.

Titanium

The 2019 Ford Focus Titanium Property

One other trim stage that was as soon as prime of the Ford mannequin tree is Titanium. Key additions embody keyless begin, entrance and rear parking sensors and sat-nav as commonplace and the introduction of the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and a couple of.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines to the line-up each with 148bhp.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (100/125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (150)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (95/120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with Zetec

  • 16″ 15-spoke alloy wheels in ‘Sparkle Silver’ end
  • Higher grille with chrome encompass and horizontal bars
  • LED back lights
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Energy folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Entrance and rear parking sensors
  • Ford KeyFree System with Keyless Entry and Keyless Begin(with Movement Sensing Key Fob)

Key inside options, along with Zetec

  • Navigation system
  • 8″ color touchscreen
  • 4.2″ TFT colored cluster
  • FordPass Join
  • Twin-zone Digital Computerized Temperature Management
  • Heated entrance seats
  • Passenger seat handbook top & lumbar regulate
  • Entrance and rear ground mats
  • Rear seat centre armrest with cupholder
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £22,645, earlier than optionally available extras.

Titanium X

Titanium X provides a layer of luxurious to Titanium with just a little additional leather-based and a power-adjust drivers’ seat. That’s just about it by way of what’s new.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (100/125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (150)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (95/120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with Titanium

  • 17″ 10×2-spoke alloy wheels in ‘Luster Nickel’ End
  • Privateness glass

Key inside options, along with Titanium

  • Partial leather-based trim
  • Delicate console knee pads
  • Distinctive door and instrument panel inserts
  • 6-way energy regulate driver seat

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £23,895, earlier than optionally available extras.

Vignale

The 2019 Ford Focus Vignale hatchback

Vignale is essentially the most luxurious Focus ever and provides leather-based wrapped inside and seats a premium sound system and an entire host of different toys into the combo. Stand-out additions to this trim embody the heads-up show, reversing digicam and heated steering wheel. The seats are sensible and as an alternative of 148bhp, the 1.5-litre engine places out 180bhp.

Evaluation: Ford Focus Vignale

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (182)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with Titanium

  • 18″ 5×3-spoke alloy wheels in ‘Liquid Aluminium’ end
  • LED headlights
  • LED entrance fog lamps with cornering perform
  • Distinctive Vignale entrance grille & bodystyling
  • Privateness glass
  • Door edge protectors

Key inside options, along with Titanium

  • B&O Audio System with 360° sound, with 10 high-series audio system and Digital Sound Processor
  • Rear wide-view digicam
  • Energetic Park Help
  • Full Vignale leather-based seat trim
  • Entrance and rear Vignale ground mats
  • 6-way energy regulate driver seat
  • Ambient lighting with multi-colour LED
  • Head-up show
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Load by ski hatch
The inside of the 2019 Ford Focus Vignale

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £26,645, earlier than optionally available extras.

ST-Line

The 2019 Ford Focus ST-Line hatchback

ST-line fashions take their design queues from the sporty ST efficiency mannequin. In addition to a sportier trying bodykit and a spoiler, in contrast with Zetec, ST-Line fashions get a twin chrome exhaust, sports activities suspension, and an inside stuffed with sporty pink stitching and aluminium ST-line particulars.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (150)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with Zetec

  • 17″ 5×2-spoke alloy wheels in ‘Rock Metallic’ end
  • Giant physique color rear spoiler
  • LED entrance fog lamps with cornering perform
  • Distinctive ST-Line higher & decrease grille with full bodystyling package
  • Polished twin tailpipe
  • ST-Line wing badges
  • Sports activities tuned suspension

Key inside options, along with Zetec

  • Flat bottomed steering wheel with pink stitching
  • Aluminium gear knob (handbook transmission solely)
  • Alloy end pedals
  • Trim with pink stitching
  • Darkish headliner
  • Keyless begin with Ford Energy Starter Button

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £22,895, earlier than optionally available extras.

ST-Line X

There’s an even bigger checklist of additives between ST-Line and ST-Line X fashions in contrast with Titanium and Titanium X. Key additions to ST-Line X embody sat nav, pink brake calipers, dual-zone A/C and partial leather-based. ST-Line X fashions additionally change the 148bhp EcoBoost petrol with the 180bhp model additionally seen within the Vignale.

Evaluation: Ford Focus ST-Line X 

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (182)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

Key exterior options, along with ST-Line

  • 18″ 5×2-spoke “Matt Black” machined end alloy wheels
  • Pink brake calipers
  • Energy folding door mirrors with puddle lights
  • Entrance and rear parking sensors
  • Privateness glass
  • Rain sensing wipers

Key inside options, along with ST-Line

  • Navigation
  • 4.2” TFT colored cluster
  • 8” color touchscreen
  • FordPass Join
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Partial leather-based trim with pink stitching
  • Delicate console knee pads with pink stitching
  • Entrance & rear ground mats with pink stitching
  • 6-way energy regulate driver seat
  • Passenger seat handbook top & lumbar regulate
  • Heated entrance seats
  • Twin-zone Digital Air Temperature Management (DEATC)

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £25,145, earlier than optionally available extras.

Energetic

The 2019 Ford Focus Energetic hatchback

Energetic fashions convey off-road styling queues and raised trip top for patrons who like rugged-looking autos however choose to stay to a conventional hatchback somewhat than choosing an SUV or crossover. Gear sensible Energetic is a combined bag with selectable drive modes (Slippery and path mode), sat nav and keyless begin the principle non-cosmetic upgrades in contrast with Zetec. There are many styling upgrades that make this a particular and classy choice although.

You may’t get the 148bhp model of the diesel engine on the Energetic stage with out shifting as much as Energetic X.

Evaluation: Ford Focus Energetic

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (150)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (120)

Customary Gear
Key options, along with Zetec

  • 17″ 5-spoke “Foundry Black” painted/machined alloy wheels
  • Raised trip top (30 mm increased than commonplace)
  • LED entrance fog lamps with cornering perform
  • Black painted roof & mirror caps
  • Black roof rails on 5 door & property
  • Energetic entrance & rear bumper with distinctive higher & decrease grille
  • Distinctive skid plates & aspect rocker mouldings
  •  Twin exhaust tailpipes
  • Privateness glass
  • Selectable Drive Modes with Slippery & Path mode
  • Energetic branded scuff plates
  • Trim with blue stitching
  • Keyless Begin with Ford Energy Begin Button
  • SYNC 3 with voice management
  • 4.2” TFT colored cluster
  • Navigation
  • Entrance & rear ground mats with blue stitching
  • Distinctive door and instrument panel inserts
  • 6-way energy regulate driver seat
  • Entrance passenger seat handbook top & lumbar regulate
  • Heated entrance seats
  • Twin-zone Digital Air Temperature Management (DEATC)
  • FordPass Join**

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £22,895, earlier than optionally available extras.

Energetic X

Energetic X provides a number of the higher-end touches, resembling dual-zone A/C, partial leather-based and parking sensors to the Energetic vary. You additionally get a panoramic sun-roof however keep in mind this implies hatchback fashions must lose the roof-rails to accommodate this.

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 1.0L EcoBoost petrol (125)
  • 1.5L EcoBoost petrol (182)
  • 1.5L EcoBlue diesel (120)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue diesel (150)

Customary Gear

  • Key exterior options along with Energetic
  • 18″ 5×2-spoke “Absolute Black” painted/machined alloy wheels
  • Panorama roof
  • Autowipers and auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Parking distance sensors
  • Electrically-operated and heated, power-foldable door mirrors with physique color housings and built-in aspect indicators

Key inside options along with Energetic

  • Ford KeyFree System with Ford Energy starter button
  • Twin-zone Digital Computerized Temperature Management (DEATC) air con
  • Driver and entrance passenger heated seats
  • Partial leather-based trim with blue stitching
  • Radio with 8″ touchscreen show with DAB, Ford SYNC 3 with Voice Management, plus Bluetooth® and USB connectivity, navigation and 6 audio system
  • FordPass Join on-board modem

Costs begin at £25,145, earlier than optionally available extras.

ST

The 2019 Ford Focus ST

Out there in five-door and property configuration, you may as soon as once more get the Focus ST with each petrol and diesel powerplants. The 276bhp, 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine is the quicker of the 2 with a 5.7-second nought to 62mph time, whereas the 187bhp, 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine posts a good 7.6-second time.

Customary Gear

Key exterior options along with ST-Line X

  • 19″ 5×2-spoke alloy wheels in Magnetite end
  • Painted pink brake calipers
  • Rear-view parking digicam with wide-angle show
  • Adaptive full LED headlights
  • Rear LED Taillights
  • ST badging
  • Scuff plates – Entrance, polished stainless-steel with etched ‘ST’ brand
  • e-LSD (Digital Restricted Slip Differential) (Petrol Solely)
  • Constantly Managed Damping (CCD) Suspension**

Key inside options along with ST-Line X

  • B&O Premium Audio System (360° sound, 10 audio system, 675 Watts & Digital Sound Processor)
  • Adaptive Cruise Management with Lane-Centring Help (contains Cease & Go along with auto transmission solely)
  • Recaro Partial Leather-based Seats (Dinamica Ebony Black Metallic Gray Piping and Stitching)
  • Driver and Passenger Heated Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Ford KeyFree System (with Movement Sensing Key Fob)
  • Entrance and Rear Flooring Mats (Metallic Gray Stitching)

Engines out there with this trim are:

  • 2.3L EcoBoost Petrol (280)
  • 2.0L EcoBlue Diesel (190)

How a lot does it price?

Costs begin at £29,495 for the five-door diesel and prime out at £33,095 for the petrol property, earlier than optionally available extras.



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