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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0

Running costs should be in-line with the hatchback, so parts and servicing should be reasonable. Diesel engines offer good economy, but expect residual values to be behind the hatchback.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 109p £1,180 - £1,416 *
Diesel 107p £785 - £1,013 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions. Fuel prices are updated daily.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period Every 12,500 miles.
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £30 - £280
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Insurance group 10 - 18
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Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

3 out of 5 3.0

Unlike the hatchback or estate, there's no low emissions ECOnetic model available. However the four-door Focus is still environmentally friendly with average CO2 emissions of 152g/km. The greenest model is the 1.6 TDCi which emits 119g/km of CO2 (making it cheap to tax) and capable of 63mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.6 TDCI (110ps) Diesel 119 g/km (Min) £30
2.0 Petrol 189 g/km (Max) £280


4.5 out of 5 4.5

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 checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.

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