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2011 (11) Ford Focus1.6 125 Zetec 5dr

Inverness Renault / Dacia

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB portDigital clock
Door ajar warningEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Electric boot releaseExterior temperature gauge
Lights on warningLow screen washer fluid warning
PASTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersSteering column with mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jetsBlack headlamp bezels
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrorsBody colour rear spoiler
Chrome finish on upper door lineElectric front windows + drivers one touch
Front fog lightsFront variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
Headlight levelling controlHeated rear window
Tailgate wash/wipe 

Interior Features

12V power point front/rear4 spoke leather steering wheel with silver accents
60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrestsAir conditioning - CFC-free
Centre console storage box/armrestCloth upholstery
Courtesy light in luggage compartmentDriver's seat manual height adjust
Driver's seat with adjustable lumbar supportDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Front and rear folding grab handles (coat hooks on rear)Gear lever knob with satin aluminium insert
Handbrake release button with aluminium finishHeight adjustable front headrests
Illuminated heater controlsIsofix child seat preparation
Pollen/active carbon filtersReach + rake adjustable steering column
Sports style front seatsThird fixed centre rear headrest
Tie down hooks in luggage area 

Safety

ABS+Electronic Brake force DistributionDriver airbag
ESP with traction control + emergency brake assistFront inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Front passenger airbagFront side airbags
Side curtain airbagsThree rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts

Security

Anti-burst high-security shielded door locksImmobiliser-Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
Locking wheel nutsRemote central double locking
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.342CO2 (g/km)136
HC0.057Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.051Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CC1596Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1EC Urban (mpg)35.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power125
Coin Description125Coin SeriesZetec
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %82NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP125
Engine Power - KW92Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT117Engine Torque - MKG16
Engine Torque - NM159Top Speed122

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size SpareMINI SPAREWheel Style5X2 SPOKE
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4358
Width1823Width (including mirrors)2010

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1825
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1101Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)316
Max. Loading Weight549Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked635
Minimum Kerbweight1276No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Focus

By Andy Enright

Introduction

The problem with setting a benchmark is that it's a tough trick to repeat. Jaguar could never quite reach the heights it achieved with the E-Type, Audi had the same problem trying to reprise the Quattro and Peugeot must have resigned itself to the fact that every hot hatch it ever built would be judged to be some way short of its 205 GTi. Ford's unassailable high is probably the first generation Focus. Yes, it was a genuinely great car, but its achievements were helped in many ways by the sheer ineptitude of stiffs like the Vauxhall Astra and the Nissan Almera that it was tasked to knock over. As its rivals closed on it, each successive generation of Focuses has become more talented yet, rather cruelly, not as highly regarded. The third generation car is a case in point. It's a genuinely talented all-rounder but no longer is it the default pick in its class. It's nevertheless a quite brilliant used choice. Read on to find out why.

History

The Focus was originally launched way back in 1998, revolutionising the way the family hatches drove, making itself a fixture at the top of the UK sales charts in the process. The second generation version arrived in 2004, upping the quality, offering more space and toning down the wacky interior styling that had dated quite badly. After seeing Ford through the credit crunch, this model made way for version three, which hit dealers in March of 2011. Upon launch, the range comprised five door hatches and estates. The engine line-up opened with the 105SP 1.6 Ti-VCT petrol engine, with a punchier 125PS version also offered. The 150PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost powerplant was the quickest petrol engine you could initially get. Diesel units comprised the 95 and 115PS versions of the 1.6-litre TDCi and 140 or 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre TDCi lump. The latter was the only model to be offered with the option of the 2.0-litre PowerShift twin clutch transmission. The range quickly filled out with a clever three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol variant, then with the hot hatch 250PS 2.0-litre ST model which arrived in March 2012, quickly followed by an estate version. A Zetec S trim level arrived at the end of 2012 and by the start of 2014, Ford announced one million sales of the third generation Focus in Europe alone. The Focus ST was Europe's best-selling hot hatch and the Focus badge had become the biggest selling nameplate around the world. The updated facelift version of this car was announced in summer 2014.

What You Get

All MK3 Focus models get a front end that looks a good deal more aggressive than its rather low-key MK2 predecessor, with gaping triangular front air intakes that look as if they should grace an RS model. Closer inspection reveals them to be mere plastic blanking plates but between them is what Ford dubs its dynamic shutter grille which can close at speed to improve aerodynamics. The rear lights are an intricate design that integrate with the fuel filler cap on the right side of the car. These also contrast with the less extrovert rear window treatment. The estate version is extremely well proportioned, with a mini-Mondeo silhouette. The interior is a massive step forward in terms of materials quality and fit and finish from its already solid predecessor. Some commentators have claimed that the Focus has targeted the Volkswagen Golf, but the interior is a far more extrovert design than you'll find in any Wolfsburg vehicle. The centre console looks busy but it's fairly easy to figure everything out quickly and the Sony stereo is a very classy touch. The estate is well worth hunting down. The load bay measures 476-litres to the parcel shelf and if you drop the rear seats you get up to 1502-litres of available space. Unlike in the hatchback version, there's no full-size spare wheel option available, Ford offering only a slim space saver spare for estate buyers.

What to Look For

The Focus has forged an excellent reputation for reliability with only the odd glitch preventing it from reaching top honours. Test clutches to make sure they're not at the end of their travel and ensure that all belt servicing has been performed on the nose. The ST will require a bit more of a once over. Check for cremated front tyres, accident damage and performance modifications that could invalidate the warranty.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2012 Focus ST 2.0-litre) An exchange starter motor retails at around £225 while a windscreen will set you back around £320. Expect to pay £400 for an exchange alternator while front brake pads cost £125. An entire headlamp pod will relieve you of £400.

On the Road

Comfort and refinement were the key criteria when designing this chassis and the engineers have certainly succeeded in that task. Drop into the driver's seat and you'll initially notice that it's lower set than the previous car, while the sharply-raked windscreen pillars are bulkier than is ideal. One thing all engine choices have in common is a 'torque vectoring' system. This works by nipping at the brake of the inside front wheel as you turn into a corner, helping to reduce understeer. You might well notice it drag the car into the apex on wet roads if you're pressing hard. The electric power steering system is very quick and accurate, if trading a little something in ultimate feedback. Ride quality and refinement are massively improved over its predecessor. The ST is a real gem. The headline figure is that peak power has been raised from the old ST's 222bhp figure to a rather beefier 247bhp. You'll probably expect the torque from a 2.0-litre turbo four to be inferior to that of a 2.5-litre turbo five but where the old car made 320Nm, the EcoBoost engine can muster 360Nm. Less weight, more power and better aerodynamics inevitably translate into better performance and the 2.0-litre ST will launch to 60mph in less than six seconds. What's perhaps more interesting than the raw figures is the work that's gone into making this four-cylinder engine sound just as exciting as the old five pot unit.

Overall

The third-generation Ford Focus is a car that rewards a little research beforehand. The diesels are uniformly good, and get better the more power they develop. The ST is a class act in the GTi sector but buy with care. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is a technical wonder that's somewhat marred by so-so real world economy. Our pick would be 2.0-litre diesel hatches and estates, or the Zetec-S and ST sports models. There's a lot of used stock available, so you can afford to be picky and brutal when negotiating on price. Go hard or go home.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
70%
Insurance
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