Ford Focus cars for sale

Ford Focus 2018
Search 7,960 Ford Focus for sale

With over 7,000 used Ford Focus cars for sale on Parkers, finding a version of one of the UK’s most popular small family hatchbacks is easy using our search filters. If it’s a new Ford Focus model for sale, there are over 300 to pick from, too. The Focus has always offered an engaging driving experience and is a solid, well-built family car. Models for sale include three-door and five-door hatchbacks, as well as more practical Focus Estate and sportier Focus ST and Focus RS versions.


7,746 used Ford Focus cars for sale

Buying used brings almost unlimited choices if you're looking to buy one of many Ford Focus cars for sale. You can click the links below to search through a wide range of cars for sale across the UK. As well as that, you can use our search tools to tailor your results based on price, location, engine and trim – depending on your own personal preferences. With Parkers, you'll be able to find the right used car at the right price for you.


214 new Ford Focus cars for sale

Do you have your heart set on a new car? Here, you can choose from a good supply of new Ford Focus cars for sale by clicking the Cars for Sale classified links below. In addition to that, you can also use our search tools narrow your choice of models, engines and trims even further to find the perfect car for you near to where you live.

Nearly New

507 nearly new Ford Focus cars for sale

Want all the benefits of a new car but at a significant cost saving in cash terms? Buying a nearly-new car generally brings you the remainder of the manufacturer's warranty, full main dealer support, and a used car with low miles on it. To search for nearly new Ford Focus cars for sale on Parkers, click on the links below. You will find the best cars for sale near you, and by using our search tools, you can narrow your choice, and find the perfect Ford Focus at the right price.


Ford Focus PARKERS review

Very little to fault – a huge step up from accomplished predecessor

If owning the vehicle isn’t too important to you, you might want to consider leasing as an alternative to purchasing a car outright. You can search over 1,952 Ford Focus lease deals available from just £207 per month at Parkers with national delivery available.
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Frequently asked questions about the Ford Focus

  • What is the Ford Focus?
  • Now in its fourth generation, the Ford Focus has consistently been one of the most popular family cars in the UK since the original's launch in 1998. Like the Ford Escort it replaced, the Focus has established itself as a good-value buy both new and used - a significant achievement given just how capable the best of its rivals, such as the Honda Civic, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf, are.

    But what set the Ford Focus apart from all of those cars was just how capable a driver's car it was. That 1998 Focus revolutionised the traditional family hatchback sector with handling, agility and feedback far better than most rivals. Since then, it has always been the go-to choice for those who like driving, although rivals have significantly narrowed the gap to the Mk4 Focus.
  • Which versions of the Ford Focus are available?
  • In typical Ford fashion, the Focus range is a diverse one as it's designed to cover as many demands from different sectors in the market as possible. That said, the fourth-generation model is only sold in the UK in two bodystyles: the evergreen Focus Hatchback and the more capacious Focus Estate. Other markets are also offered a traditional four-door Focus Saloon, but there's no sign of this reaching Britain.

    Kicking-off with Style, the Focus line-up moves-up through Zetec and Titanium, with the flagship Vignale setting a high standard of luxury fixtures and fittings. If you fancy something sportier, then there's the ST-Line trim, but for more potent performance you need to go for a Focus ST, which joined the range in 2019.

    Turbocharged 1.0- and 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engines continue to prove popular, while the 1.5- and 2.0-litre diesels have been upgraded and rebranded EcoBlue. Further efficency was introduceed in summer 2020 with the arrival of mild hybrid versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost.
  • What is the Ford Focus ST?
  • Think of the Focus ST as a modern-day Ford Escort XR3i and you're not far wrong - it won't be the fastest of the Focus breed, but it should perform well enough to capture the imaginations and deposits of hot hatch buyers.

    For the ST version of the Mk4 Focus, Ford has again made it available with both five-door Hatchback and Estate bodies, with a choice of diesel and petrol power. Those seeking a degree of fuel efficiency with their sporty family car will be drawn to the 190hp 2.0 EcoBlue diesel, while the faster of the pair is the 280hp 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol.
  • What was the Ford Focus RS?
  • Rallye Sport: that's what those initials stand for if you were wondering. And, everytime Ford unleashes a new model with that evocative badge, people flock to showrooms to place their deposits long before they've even driven the car itself.

    It's the third-generation Focus RS that was the most accomplished: its turbocharged 2.3-litre engine produced 350hp, enough for a 165mph top speed, while four-wheel drive ensured it could squirt from 0-62mph in just 4.7 seconds. But it wasn't simply about its straight-line speed - so well-judged was its handling that it could carry enormous levels of alacrity around corners at speed. A genuine driver's delight and one we exploited on the North Coast 500.
  • What is the Ford Focus Active?
  • Ford believes that there are customers who live an adventurous lifestyle but don't want a taller SUV, such as its EcoSport or Kuga models. Its response is the Ford Focus Active, available in both hatchback and estate or five-door hatchback, with a number of visual differences compared with the regular Focus.

    Active models gets a 30mm increase in ride height and bespoke steering knuckles. As well as that, there are new black plastic wheelarch extensions, different bumper mouldings with silver skidplates and roof bars. It also gets bespoke front-end styling and two new selectable drive modes called Slippery and Trail. However, like other Focuses, it remains front-wheel drive only, so forget any notions about serious off-roading.
  • Is the Ford Focus good to drive?
  • It is, yes, but although we rate the Mk4 Ford Focus very highly, there are a couple of caveats: it's lost some of the polish of its predecessors, plus many rivals are much closer to delivering Focus-levels of driver involvement.

    The basis bodes well for higher performance versions, such as the upcoming Ford Focus ST. In the 2019 Parkers New Car Awards, we awarded it Best Small Family Car, placing it ahead of the excellent Dacia Duster and the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter and Vauxhall Combo Life trio.

    Although it's a class-leading car, it does have some niggles. Most notably, the interior quality isn't up there with the Volkswagen Golf, and we're still not completely sold on Ford's Sync3 infotainment system.
  • Should I buy a Ford Focus?
  • Finance deals are attractive, though, and that's how most private buyers get into a Mk4 Focys, and sportier looking ST-Line models sell especially well. Active models are also proving popular courtesy of their beefier appearance.

    They're well-built, generously equipped, spacious, decent value and are good to drive - even if there isn't the chasm beteween the Focus and its competitors there once was.

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Ford Focus owners' reviews

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Ford Focus specifications

With so many versions of the Focus available over the years its worth looking over the specs data to see which one would suit you best.