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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There's a generously sized load area and rear seats offer the usual 60/40 split folding capability. It lacks the fold flat trickery of some rivals though but there are numerous storage areas front and rear including a front armrest with a cubbyhole. A new innovation for cars from 2008 is a system called Easyfuel which prevents you putting petrol into a diesel car and vice versa.

Ford Focus safety

Virtually all models get six airbags (the base model Studio has to make do without curtain airbags) while the Focus scored a maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests for front and side impact.

Optional safety equipment includes adaptive headlights and a traction and stability control system called ESP. Originally a £250 option this was made standard on facelifted models from 2008.

Anti-theft measures should be pretty good with all models getting an immobiliser and an alarm is fitted on higher spec models.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Hatchback (05-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Econetic equipment

Econetic standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
Econetic optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Ghia optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
  • Alarm

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Sport S equipment

Sport S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport S optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Studio equipment

Studio standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Studio optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Traction control

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Traction control

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Zetec optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

Zetec S equipment

Zetec S standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Zetec S optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Ford Focus Hatchback (05-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

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.