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Why buy a used Ford Focus?

If you're in the market for a family car that's comfortable, offers the latest innovations and can be found at a reasonable price, then a used Ford Focus is a great choice.

With more than 25 years of production, the Focus continues to be one of the most popular models on the road. Its sporty design combined with a comfortable cabin ensures that a long road trip is just as enjoyable as a daily drive to work.

Latest used Ford Focus

Ford, Focus

2011 (61) - Ford Focus

2011 (61) - Ford Focus12

£3,500

Finance available £55 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 105.2K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Estate

M2 Auto Ltd

01179113606 *

Ford, Focus

2015 - Ford Focus

2015 - Ford Focus12

£4,995

Finance available £89 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 103.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Estate

Axholme Car Exchange Limited

01724245223 *

4.7/5 Stars

Ford, Focus

2019 (69) - Ford Focus

2019 (69) - Ford Focus27

£13,995

Finance available £290 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 44.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Diesels Direct

01502322711 *

4/5 Stars

Ford, Focus

2017 (67) - Ford Focus

2017 (67) - Ford Focus19

Low Mileage

£4,995

Finance available £89 pm

*Representative example

  • 1L
  • 44.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Car Experts

01615167906 *

Ford, Focus

2013 (63) - Ford Focus

2013 (63) - Ford Focus36

Low Mileage

£5,990

  • 1L
  • 69.7K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Keywise Cars Ltd

01392338627 *

Ford, Focus

2012 - Ford Focus

2012 - Ford Focus20

Low Mileage

£3,950

Finance available £65 pm

*Representative example

  • 1L
  • 65.9K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

MMRM Cars Ltd

01992238457 *

Ford, Focus

2017 - Ford Focus

2017 - Ford Focus21

£9,595

Finance available £192 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 60.6K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Lockhart-Cator Limited T/A Cator Family Cars

01953828851 *

Ford, Focus

2016 (16) - Ford Focus

2016 (16) - Ford Focus73

£9,866

Finance available £198 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 88.5K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Autobarn Motor Company Ltd

01282380079 *

Ford Focus snapshot review

Pros

  • One of the most reliable Ford models
  • Excellent value for money
  • Huge array of trim and engine choices

Cons

  • Some rivals are more spacious
  • Lower spec models have fewer features
  • Steep price depreciation if buying new

Ford Focus by type

Automatic
Manual
Diesel
Petrol
Petrol EV & Hybrid
5 Door

Used Ford Focus information

Engines and transmissions

Over the years, Ford has offered a variety of engines with the Focus, allowing drivers to choose between petrol and diesel motors. While some are designed for efficiency, others provide heightened performance for sport-focused drivers. 4th generation Focuses have an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual gearbox, with recent variants, such as the 2.3-litre ST or mild-hybrid, using seven-speed automatic transmission.

Petrol
  • Popular 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine has up to 123bhp, depending on the variant.
  • For more excitement, a 1.5-litre engine is available, pushing out 147 or 179bhp, providing a 0-60 mph time of 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.
  • Fuel efficiency ratings sit between 47.9 and 54.3 mpg, ensuring that less is spent at the pump.
Diesel
  • 1.5-litre EcoBlue engine outputs 120bhp, creating an efficient ride.
  • Even more performance is offered by the 148bhp 2.0-litre engine.
  • Fuel consumption ratings between 35.3 and 52.3 mpg provide cost-effective operation.

Practicality

Even though the Focus isn't the largest option in the class, it offers plenty of space and is a great family hatchback.

Interior space
  • Controls conveniently placed within driver's reach.
  • Fairly large rear space, providing ample room for most people.
  • Front-centre armrest lifts up to provide a deep storage area.
Boot space
  • Hatchback provides 390 litres of boot space, making it comparable to the Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf.
  • Estate offers 608 litres of boot space for even more cargo.
  • Convenient shape of boot opening provides minimal obstruction for loading or unloading.
Bodystyles
  • Hatchback features a sporty, fun design.
  • Estate models are larger, allowing for more interior space.

Safety

  • Euro NCAP rating is a perfect five stars, ensuring that the model is safe for all occupants.
  • Impressive 87% child occupant protection rating.
  • Standard safety kit comes with traffic sign recognition, lane keep assist and autonomous emergency braking.

Technology

  • Large 13.2-inch infotainment display on newer models is user-friendly.
  • X models earn a fully digital instrument display.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enhance connectivity.

Ford Focus generations

When the Ford Focus launched in 1998, no one knew that it would grow to be one of the UK's most popular C-segment vehicles. From day one, the Focus has been known for stylish appeal, features superior handling, and remains updated with the latest equipment.

Now in its 4th generation, the Focus is considered one of the most practical and affordable models. Earlier generations, even though they don't have as much standard equipment, are still considered dependable and can fit a tight budget better than the newer models.

Fourth Generation (2018 to Present)

The 4th generation Focus models have been available as either an estate or, more commonly, a five-door hatchback. An Active model was added to the lineup, allowing for a raised ride height to fit in better with the crossovers and SUVs. The Mk4s offer increased technology features and a more spacious cabin than the previous generation.

With the ability to shut down cylinders as they aren't being used, and by incorporating an 7-speed automatic transmission, fuel efficiency is one of the improvements found on the newest Focus models. The larger touchscreen, more sophisticated interior materials and recent facelift all add to the slightly higher price of these cars.

Fourth Generation (2018 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1 - 2.3
MPG:
35 - 80
Acceleration:
5.7 - 13.9 seconds
Boot space:
273 - 728 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.0 EcoBoost 125 Zetec 5dr

  • Cheapest

    1.0 EcoBoost 85 Style 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.3 EcoBoost ST 5dr

Third Generation (2011 to 2018)

Available as estate and five-door hatchback versions, these Focus models have a radically redesigned interior. A 2014 facelift improved the overall ergonomics, and replaced the touchscreen infotainment system with an updated variant.

Diesel models were the most popular during this time because of the lower overall running costs, yet the 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder engine offered a smaller capacity with turbocharged power. The ST trim delivers a sporty version, and it can be equipped with either a petrol or diesel engine, while a Focus RS (starting in 2016) is available with a 350bhp 2.3-litre turbo engine and four-wheel drive for more capability.

Third Generation (2011 to 2018)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Full Electric / Petrol
Engine Size:
2
MPG:
39 - 83
Acceleration:
6.5 - 14.9 seconds
Boot space:
237 - 476 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    107kW Electric 33kWh 5dr Auto

  • Cheapest

    1.6 85 Studio 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.0T ST 5dr

Second Generation (2005 to 2011)

Of all the Focus generations, this one may be the least stylish option. It's available as a saloon, estate and hatchback model, but also adds a CC convertible with a folding metal hard-top. Overall, these Focus models are fun to drive, allowing for superior handling and complete steering control.

An ST hot hatch is the big winner over these years, with its 225bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine that's fun to drive but burns through petrol quickly. There's also an RS model with unique suspension and a limited-slip differential that sends the 305bhp to the front wheels for a spirited drive.

Second Generation (2005 to 2011)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.4 - 2.5
MPG:
30 - 74
Acceleration:
5.4 - 14.1 seconds
Boot space:
385 - 537 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
stars
  • Greenest

    1.6 Titanium 4dr [115]

  • Cheapest

    1.4 Studio 3dr

  • Fastest

    2.5 RS500 3dr

Used Ford Focus information

Used Ford Focus FAQ's

Is the Ford Focus a good car to buy?

As one of the most popular car models, the Ford Focus is a solid option when looking for a used car. Spanning four generations and offering multiple engine configurations, there are plenty of choices available for both the budget-friendly and performance-focused drivers.

Why is the Ford Focus discontinued?

Ford announced in 2022 that it would be discontinuing the Focus by 2025. This move allows the manufacturer to focus more heavily on electric vehicles and crossovers, which are gaining more popularity.

What will replace the Ford Focus?

When Ford discontinues the Focus in 2025, it will be replaced with a similar model that runs on electric. An EV Focus aims to provide the same style and practicality as the current versions, but with zero tailpipe emissions and heightened technology.

How much is the Ford Focus in 2024?

Newer models start at around £28,000, which is a more expensive cost than what most Focus buyers expect to pay. Previous models sold for less when new and can be purchased on the used market for a reasonable price.

Which Ford Focus model is best?

Ford has produced a variety of trim levels, from entry-level to high-performance sports variants. If you desire high-end technology and superior comfort, then the ST-Line X provides the best overall package.

Is it worth buying a Focus ST?

The ST provides the best performance of the most recent bunch, but also has the highest starting price. It's worth the cost if you want a higher-powered engine and sleek style. Even the interior has fun upgrades, such as a premium B&O sound system and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

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