The Ford Focus Estate delivers great handling and lots of kit. The Focus range is a bestseller for a reason and the estate model brings more practicality to what is a great car.
There's a choice of petrol and diesel engines from the 1.6 litre petrol unit producing 85 bhp to the Focus ST estate which has a 2.0 litre petrol engine producing an impressive 246 bhp. For economy and performance, the diesels perform better with the most popular choice being the 1.6 litre unit producing 113 bhp. The Ford Focus Estate delivers cheap and reliable motoring in a great package.
There's no doubt the Ford Focus Estate builds on the qualities of the hatchback version; the handling is precise and the steering offers good feedback. There's also lots of kit including air conditioning, hill start assist and tyre pressure monitoring. The obvious qualities for the estate is having more space on board but the longer dimensions do not impact on the car’s handling abilities though potential owners need to appreciate that the load area is not the largest in its class but does offer 408 litres and with the rear seats folded flat that extends to 1,500 litres.
Along with its comfortable ride and lots of equipment, the interior is unmistakably a Ford and is designed for lots of robust family use. There's also the latest version of the firm's Sync2 information system which is voice-activated so the driver can focus on the road ahead. It's a great car for long journeys, it's a relaxed cruiser motorways and the interior is alwas quiet. For those who need the extra space and practicality, the Ford Focus Estate is a sound choice.
Why not have a look at the Focus on the official Ford UK company website and get the latest news about the Focus in the UK at The UK Ford Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Focus on the Top Gear website.