About Leasing a Ford Focus
Great to drive with efficient engines
Priced to impress
It is one of the most popular cars in the UK and the latest version of the Ford Focus is nothing short of superb. There's plenty of space on board and lots of technology but it's also a great car to drive. While the previous Focus ticked most of the boxes that family hatchback buyers are looking for, it lacked an engaging drive. That's not the case with the new Focus and its nearly the perfect car for families today. And, even though many families are opting for crossovers and SUV's, this is a family hatchback to fall in love with.
Engines and performance for the Ford Focus
Engine choices include a 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol unit with three outputs, a 1.5 litre petrol engine which delivers more power. For those who want economy, there's a 1.5 litre diesel unit with four cylinders and an impressive 2.0 litre diesel unit producing 150 HP. If you are mainly driving around town, then the 1.0 litre petrol unit producing 125hp will be cheap to run and deliver the performance that most urban drivers will enjoy. For those who are undertaking longer trips regularly then the 1.5 litre diesel engine will deliver economy and performance.
Equipment and handling
There are various models for those who want something special, including the RS and the ST which offer better performance or more kit - though Ford always adds plenty of equipment to help shift numbers and the Focus is packed to the gills with technology and driver assistance systems. The interior is a pleasant place to spend time with good use of soft-touch materials and the entry-level Ford Focus has enough equipment to meet most needs. Though the Zetec variant comes with voice recognition technology and there's a good list of options, including wireless smartphone charging.
There's no doubt that the handling of the Ford Focus has been the centre of attention for the designers and with advanced rear suspension, it's one of the best family cars to drive. There's good feedback in the steering and excellent body control and this car should be on your shortlist if you're looking for a well-priced, family hatchback packed with equipment.