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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Five-star rating from Euro NCAP
  • Lower insurance premiums Active City Stop
  • Spend extra on the Driver Assistance Pack

Safety is at the forefront of many family car buyers’ minds, so it’s reassuring that the Ford Focus Estate scored the full five-stars when crash tested by the experts at Euro NCAP.

There’s a raft of crash-prevention kit fitted including all-round airbags, electronic stability control and Isofix child-seat mounting points. For extra cash you can also specify the Driver Assistance Pack comprising of blindspot monitors, lane-keeping assist to steer you gently between the white lines and automatic main beams for the headlamps.

You may also find your insurance premiums are reduced by opting for the autonomous emergency braking system – Active City Stop – which takes over the braking effort if its sensors detect the driver’s not doing so quick enough.

  • Boot space is reasonable, not class-leading
  • Cabin isn’t the most spacious
  • Door-edge protectors invaluable

Practicality is increased over the hatchback courtesy of the Ford Focus Estate’s 20cm extra length at the back.

With the rear seats up there’s 476 litres of space, increasing to 490 litres if you substitute the spare wheel for a tyre repair kit.

Fold the 60:40 split rear seats over – they don’t fold completely flat, annoyingly – and the total capacity increases to 1,502 litres (or 1,516 litres without the spare wheel).

For passengers the Focus’s extra width has liberated a little more should room making it feel less claustrophobic than its predecessor.

The estate’s more horizontal roof makes it feel more spacious in the back compared with the hatch, too.

A novel – but optional – feature are the door edge protectors. They pop out and wrap around the outer edge of the doors providing a rubber strip to protect your paint. If you have kids and a narrow garage they’ll prove beneficial.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Estate (11-18).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Edge equipment

Edge standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Edge optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support

ST Line equipment

ST Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
ST Line optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

ST-Line equipment

ST-Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
ST-Line optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X equipment

ST-Line X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
ST-Line X optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Titanium Navigator equipment

Titanium Navigator standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Titanium Navigator optional equipment
None available

Titanium Navigator equipment

Titanium Navigator standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Titanium Navigator optional equipment
None available

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Titanium X optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Titanium X Navigator equipment

Titanium X Navigator standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Titanium X Navigator optional equipment
None available

Titanium X Navigator equipment

Titanium X Navigator standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Titanium X Navigator optional equipment
None available

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Zetec optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav

Zetec Navigator equipment

Zetec Navigator standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Zetec Navigator optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Zetec Edition equipment

Zetec Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Zetec Edition optional equipment
None available

Zetec Navigator equipment

Zetec Navigator standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Zetec Navigator optional equipment
None available

Zetec S equipment

Zetec S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Zetec S optional equipment
  • Sat Nav