Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
  • Five star Euro NCAP for hatch
  • Loads of standard safety kit
  • Driver assistance options to add

Overall the Ford Focus Estate should be a very safe car – Euro NCAP gave the hatchback upon which it is based a full five-star rating, and there’s plenty of standard active equipment too.

This includes:

  • LED daytime running lights
  • Ford misfueling prevention system
  • Pre-collision assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
  • Lane-keeping alert and assist
  • Post-collision braking
  • Intelligent speed assist

You can also add the optional Driver Assistance Pack for even more safety kit, such as:

  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Auto high beam
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane centring assist and stop & go (automatic transmission only)
  • Larger overall than the hatch but still compact
  • Enormous boot dwarfs standard Focus
  • It's also more spacious than the Mondeo Estate

The Focus hatchback already offers a roomy interior for passengers, and the stretched wheelbase of the Estate means it’s even more capacious.

Space in the front remains the same, while rear seat passengers benefit from plenty of legroom so they can stretch out comfortably. There’s a very low transmission tunnel, so intrusion is minimal for a middle-seat passenger in the rear.

A panoramic sunroof may not be high on the priority list for optional extras, but it’s vast and makes the cabin feel even roomier with lots of extra light. It doesn’t eat into too much headroom either.

Extra little storage areas are generous too, with large door bins in the front, and a large central cubby in front of the gearlever where a wireless phone charger is located if you spec it. The armrest has a small area inside to keep things hidden, while an extra tray area in between the seats is also a useful touch.

Although the space between the axles remains the same between Ford Focus hatch and Estate, the overall length of the wagon is larger by the tune of 290mm.

Even so, it’s comfortably under five metres in length so should pose no problem at all to park at the shops or your garage. It’s worth bearing in mind though that the Estate is marginally taller.

Bootspace in the Ford Focus Estate is twice as capacious as the hatch with 575 litres on offer, expandable to 1,650 litres with the seats folded down. In fact, with the seats in place, the boot is bigger than the larger, more expensive Mondeo Estate.

Compared to old car the load height has increased by 43mm, the length to the rear seat has been increased by 25mm, and the total load length by 175mm.

Ford’s Hands-free tailgate technology allows access to the boot space with a simple kicking motion under the rear bumper. You can also fold the rear seats with the push of a button.

Finally, the flexible load floor incorporates space for the quick-release tonneau cover.

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote

Active X Edition equipment

Active X Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Active X Edition optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST optional equipment
None available

ST-Line equipment

ST-Line standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
ST-Line optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

ST-Line Edition equipment

ST-Line Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line Edition optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X equipment

ST-Line X standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line X optional equipment
None available

ST-Line X Edition equipment

ST-Line X Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST-Line X Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Titanium optional equipment
None available

Titanium Edition equipment

Titanium Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Titanium Edition optional equipment
None available

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Titanium X optional equipment
None available

Titanium X Edition equipment

Titanium X Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
Titanium X Edition optional equipment
None available

Vignale Edition equipment

Vignale Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Vignale Edition optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Zetec optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Zetec Edition equipment

Zetec Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Zetec Edition optional equipment
None available