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Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

Twin airbags on all models, but ABS and traction control are options on many. Gained a respectable four-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Strong deadlocks (on all but the base model CL) make it secure, bonnet needs the key to open it. Alarm on top models.

A large boot capable of swallowing shopping and luggage, but not more awkwardly shaped items. 'Control-blade' rear suspension tucks away nicely, so there are few intrusions in the boot. The bootlid raises quite high and there's a low sill. Lots of bins/cubby holes for all your odds and ends. Interior feels light and airy.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus Saloon (98-04).

  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • 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
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
LX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment