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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

All models come with twin front airbags, but ABS and traction control are options on many. However the Ford gained a respectable four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Strong deadlocks (on all but the base model CL) make it secure and the bonnet can only be opened using the key while top spec models also come with an alarm.

A decent size boot makes it ideal for the usual weekly shopping trips and family days out. The tailgate opening is wide and the boot sill is low, so it's simple to load plus there's a good amount of bins and cubbies for odds and ends.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Hatchback (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
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Black equipment

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

Chic equipment

Chic standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Chic optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • 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
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
CL optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags

Ebony equipment

Ebony standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Ebony optional equipment
None available

Edge equipment

Edge standard 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
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Edge optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

Elle equipment

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

Flight equipment

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

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
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Ghia optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Ink equipment

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

Millenium equipment

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

MP3 equipment

MP3 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
MP3 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Silver equipment

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

Sport equipment

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

ST170 equipment

ST170 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • 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
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
ST170 optional equipment
  • Rear electric windows

Studio equipment

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

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
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
ZETEC optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Zetec Collection equipment

Zetec Collection 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
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
Zetec Collection optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Zetec ESP optional equipment
None available