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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Twin airbags on all models, but ABS and traction control are options on many. Gained a respectable four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Strong deadlocks (on all but the base model CL) make it secure, bonnet needs the key to open it. Alarm on top models.

'Control-blade' rear suspension tucks away nicely, so there are few intrusions into the load area. Many people use a Focus estate for work too - you'll often see them used by motorway maintenance, engineers and salespeople. Hard wearing and easy to load. The tailgate opening is wide and the sill is low. Lots of bins/cubby holes for all your odds and ends.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Estate (98-04).

  • Space saver spare wheel

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

CL equipment

CL standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
CL optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
Ghia optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
LX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
ST optional equipment
None available

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Zetec optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Zetec ESP equipment

Zetec ESP standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Zetec ESP optional equipment
None available