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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Twin airbags and ABS brakes are fitted. It gained a respectable four star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Strong deadlocks make it secure and the bonnet needs the key to open it. An alarm is also standard, but many will have additional security fitted to keep insurance companies happy.

The rear suspension tucks away nicely, without large wheelarches intruding in the boot, so there’s plenty of room for a couple of suitcases. The boot opening is wide and the sill low, so it’s easy to load. Lots of bins/cubby holes for all your odds and ends too. Interior feels light and airy.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus RS (02-03).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

RS equipment

RS standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
RS optional equipment
None available