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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
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Equipment

3 out of 5 3.0

The Focus saloon is available in Ghia and Titanium trims only. All models get front electric windows and mirrors, climate-control, cruise-control and automatic wipers and headlights. Titanium model lacks the cruise control, but gains partial leather and sports seats. The options list is extensive and features satellite navigation, rear-mounted DVD player, electrically-adjustable front seats and pedals, rear sunblinds and leather upholstery.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Saloon (05-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Ghia optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Safety

5 out of 5 5.0

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.

Euro NCAP Rating

The Ford Focus Saloon (05-09) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

3 out of 5 3.0

Having a boot rather than a hatchback tailgate means the Focus saloon doesn't offer the flexibility of the hatchback or estate - the boot is also quite high off the ground, so can be quite difficult to access. But with 526 litres of luggage space it offers more than the hatch (which offers 385 litres) plus comes with folding seats. However it can't carry large or boxy items like the standard Focus can.

There is plenty of cabin storage though including large door pockets and central cubby that doubles as the front armrest.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Ford Focus Saloon (05-09) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Volkswagen Jetta (06-10) 527 litres
Ford Focus Saloon (05-09) 526 litres
Renault Megane Saloon (06-09) 520 litres
Volvo S40 (04-12) 325 litres

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