Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Plenty of passenger space front and rear
  • Enormous boot – it’s bigger than the old Mondeo!
  • Clever wet storage area under the boot board

How much space is there?

The Ford Focus Estate’s interior is pretty much identical to the hatchback’s. That means there’s ample leg and shoulder room in the rear – and there’s enough space on the rear bench to seat three averaged-sized adults with minimal protest.

In addition to the extra boot space, you get a little more headroom in the back of the Focus Estate, thanks to its taller roofline. The wide windows also mean the view from the back seats is great, which should help to keep the stomachs of car-sick children in check.

Boot space and storage

The Focus Estate has a huge boot. There’s 575 litres on offer with the rear seats in place and a cavernous 1,650 litres if you fold the bench flat. To put that into perspective, that maximum figure is 45 litres more than you got in the old Mondeo Estate.

It’s a good square shape, which makes it easy to transport bulky items like white goods or suitcases. The bench folds in a 60:40 split, which means you don’t need to choose between lugging loads and people – and there’s a clever wet storage area under a flap in the boot board, which is designed to prevent muddy boots or swimming gear from dirtying the carpet.

The facelift has brought a handy new adjustable storage tray for the centre console, which can be used to hold cups, keys, phones and wallets. Models fitted with Ford’s new Vignale option pack also get a wireless smartphone charging pad in the centre console.

Is it easy to park?

Very. It doesn’t feel that much bigger than the hatchback and there’s plenty of technology on offer to make your job easier. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on every version of the Focus, while a rear-view camera can be specified as an optional extra.

If you opt for the automatic gearbox, the Focus Estate can be specified with Ford’s Active Park Assist 2 system. With the system activated, the car’s array of sensors will scan for a space that’s big enough for the vehicle and park itself with minimal input from the driver.

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • Two standard Isofix points in the rear
  • Lots of driver assistance technology

Like the Focus hatchback, the Focus Estate is available with a broad range of safety technology. Pre-collision assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection is standard, as is autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and intelligent speed assist.

The Ford has more than just sensors and bongers keeping its occupants safe, though – NCAP says the car’s crash structure also does a good job of protecting passengers. There are also nine airbags dotted around the cabin.

Higher-spec cars also come with adaptive LED headlights – and they’re quite swanky. They automatically cut out oncoming traffic from the beam pattern so you don’t dazzle other motorists. Then again, we don’t see any issue with just hitting the dip switch.

Watch the Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Estate.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Active optional equipment
None available

Active Design equipment

Active Design standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Active Design optional equipment
None available

Active Edition equipment

Active Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Active Edition optional equipment
None available

Active Vignale equipment

Active Vignale standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Active Vignale optional equipment
None available

Active X Edition equipment

Active X Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Active X Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

ST-Line equipment

ST-Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
ST-Line optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

ST-Line Design equipment

ST-Line Design standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
ST-Line Design optional equipment
None available

ST-Line Edition equipment

ST-Line Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line Edition optional equipment
None available

ST-Line Vignale equipment

ST-Line Vignale standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
ST-Line Vignale optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X equipment

ST-Line X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line X optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X Edition equipment

ST-Line X Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line X Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Sat Nav
Titanium optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Titanium Design equipment

Titanium Design standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Titanium Design optional equipment
None available

Titanium Edition equipment

Titanium Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Titanium Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote

Titanium Vignale equipment

Titanium Vignale standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
Titanium Vignale optional equipment
None available

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Titanium X optional equipment
None available

Titanium X Edition equipment

Titanium X Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Titanium X Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Partial leather seat trim

Trend equipment

Trend standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Trend optional equipment
None available

Vignale Edition equipment

Vignale Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Vignale Edition optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
Zetec optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Zetec Edition equipment

Zetec Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Zetec Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Focus Estate was tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2018
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 85%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 72%
Safety Assist: 75%

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.