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Ford FOCUS DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto

Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
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Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto
Ford FOCUS 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Active X Vignale Edition 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph9.5 secs
  • Top Speed126 mph
  • C020 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque273 lbs/f
  • P11D34%

Review

The Focus Active is the car you buy if you like the idea of a mid-sized SUV but can't quite bring yourself to buy one. In this lifestyle-orientated Focus derivative, you get a higher ride height and a bit of fashionable bling but you don't have to join the crossover crowd to get it. In fact, there are hardly any compromises to make in buying this trendy Focus derivative. And of course you get all the design improvements that Ford has painstakingly built into the current version of this design.

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Here's a Ford Focus with a bit of Crossover attitude. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the Focus Active.

Background

The rise and rise of the SUV market shows no sign of slowing down. But not everyone is convinced by the idea of the Crossover class of car. Do you really need something with Jeep-like styling to complete the school run or commute through the suburbs to work? Probably not. It's difficult though, not to be attracted by the idea of a car that sits you a little higher than the traffic around you. And one that looks as if it might occasionally venture from the beaten track. The concept of delivering this for customers who don't want to make a complete switch to a fully-fledged SUV is what has driven Ford to create its range of 'Active' Fiesta and Focus models. We're going to check out what the Focus Active has to offer here.

Driving Experience

It's easy to dismiss cars like this as purely marketing packaging exercises - and some of them are. At least with the Focus Active though, Ford has made some sort of effort to provide drive dynamics that, to some extent anyway, deliver on the promises of the 'hatchback with a backpack' styling approach. The Focus Active chassis features unique springs, dampers, stabiliser bars, and front and rear knuckle geometries, alongside a ride height raised 30mm front and 34mm rear over the standard model. The SLA system aims to optimise comfort and response, and features an isolated sub frame that delivers better compliance over larger bumps in the road, for smoother journeys. There's also a selectable drive mode system, with two settings; a 'Slippery' mode which adjusts ESC and traction control settings for increased confidence on surfaces with reduced grip such as mud, snow and ice. And a 'Trail' mode, which helps maintain momentum on soft surfaces such as sand. Engine-wise, there are various options. Petrol people choose between a 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost three cylinder engine in standard or mHEV forms - plus there's an mHEV 155PS version of that 1.0T unit. Or a 1.5-litre 150PS EcoBoost engine. Plus there's also a 120PS 1.5-litre EcoBlue diesel. An 8-speed auto gearbox is optional.

Design and Build

Buyers choose between five-door hatch or estate body styles. Either way, you'll recognise this Active model by its 30mm raised ride height. And maybe also by its black painted finish for the roof and mirror caps. Black roof rails are standard and the base models get 17-inch 5-spoke 'Foundry Black' painted alloy wheels. Plusher 'Active X' derivatives swap these for 18-inch 5x2-spoke 'Absolute Black' painted rims. Rear privacy glass, along with unique skid plates and side rocker mouldings also feature as do twin exhaust pipes. So there's plenty of pavement theatre to suggest an active lifestyle. Inside, there are fewer changes with these Active variants, though you do get blue-stitched upholstery and branded door scuff plates. Otherwise, you'll appreciate the higher quality interior delivered by this much improved Focus design. Up-front, it all feels of really decent quality and shoulder room is impressive. There's plenty of space in the back too and little touches help; the rear doors for instance have been specially profiled so that back passengers can see out more easily. There's very reasonable levels of boot space too. In the estate version, there's a class-leading 1.14m of width between the wheel arches and 1,700mm of load length with the rear seats folded. That means 1,650-litres of carriage capacity.

Market and Model

'Active' versions of this Focus are priced at the same level as the sporty 'ST-Line' derivatives, which means that prices start from around £24,000. That's for the five-door hatch version: as usual with Ford, there's an £1,100 premium to pay if you want an estate. And you can have an 8-speed auto gearbox for £1,450 more with the non-hybrid engines. As well as all the features we've mentioned in our 'Design & Build' section, standard 'Active' variants get LED front fog lamps, selectable drive modes with 'Slippery' and 'Trail' settings and a navigation system built into the 'SYNC3' centre-dash infotainment screen. Anything that can't tell you will probably be covered off by the 4.2-inch colour screen provided in the instrument cluster. There's also keyless start and all-round parking sensors are an affordable option. To this tally, the plusher 'Active X' models add a panorama glass roof, power-folding mirrors, all-round parking sensors, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers. Inside, there's partial-leather upholstery, an auto-dipping rear view mirror, dual zone climate control, heated front seats and power adjustment for the driver's chair.

Cost of Ownership

Ford has managed to create the Active package in a way that has very little effect on running cost efficiency. So the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in this car manages up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2 in manual form. The 150PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol unit manages 44.8mpg and 142g/km as a manual. And the 1.5-litre EcoBlue 120PS diesel variant manages 62.8mpg and 119g/km in manual form. All the stats we've just given you are based on a five-door hatch standard-spec variant (you'll do marginally worse with the estate). And are WLTP-cycle figures. The relatively light platform this generation Focus rides upon helps these stats. As does the standard 'Active Grille Shutter' system that closes a flap in the front gill to reduce drag at speed. Plus there's clever 'Air Curtain' technology that guides airflow across the front wheels in a way that reduces turbulence. What else? Well we'll tell you about servicing, which on all engines is required every two years or 18,000 miles - whichever comes first. Two pre-paid servicing plans are available; one that costs £340 and covers you for two years and two services; and another that costs £550, is transferrable to future owners and covers three years and three services. Maintenance bookings can be done online through the 'My Ford' portal.

Summary

If what you really want is an SUV, you'll dismiss the Focus Active as a piece of marketing frippery. But if you're looking for a family hatch, but you'd actually like a slightly more adventurous-looking one, it may be right up your street. OK, so you don't get 4WD - but then hardly any small or mid-sized SUV provides that either. The same could be said of a requirement for a raised driving position - though this car's 30mm ride height increase does provide a little of what you might look for in that regard. Overall, it depends what you want. If what you really want is a Focus, this is one that'll give you a bit of extra peace of mind the next time a snowy or icy snap strikes, thanks to the extra traction afforded by its 'Slippery' and 'Trail' driving modes. And it'll fit in nicely on the school run too.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control + speed limiter
12.3" Digital instrument cluster
Active park assist
Aluminium brushed instrument panel
Bluetooth system
Digital clock
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Eco mode
Ford pass connect
Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay
Front and rear parking sensors
Hands free power tailgate
Head up Display
Intelligent speed assist
Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning
PAS
Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
Rear wide view camera
Rotary gear shift dial
Selectable drive mode
Selectable drive modes with slippery and trail mode
Trip computer
Vignale wrapped instrument panel
Wireless charging pad
Exterior Features
Premium paint
'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets
Active branded scuff plates
Active front and rear bumper with unique upper and lower grille
Adaptive front lighting system with dynamic LED headlights, glare-free high beam and LED turn indicators
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto headlamps (on/off)
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Black painted roof and mirror caps
Black roof rails
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door handles
Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators
Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
Heated rear window
LED daytime running lamp
Openable panorama roof
Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
Rear privacy glass
Tailgate wash/wipe
Twin exhaust pipes
Unique door and instrument panel inserts
Unique skid plates and side rocker mouldings
Entertainment
2 USB ports
Aux input
B&O Audio system with 360 degree sound, 10 speakers, 675 watts of total amplifier power and digital sound processor
Interior Features
2nd Load floor
3 spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with integrated audio controls
6 way power adjustable driver seat
Ambient LED multi colour interior lighting
Auto fold rear seats
Driver's lumbar support
Dual zone electronic air temperature control
Front and rear floor mats with blue stitching
Front passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust
Full windsor leather upholstery
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Height adjustable front headrests
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre headrest
Soft console knee pads with blue stitching
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
Auto hold function
Driver airbag
Electronic parking brake
Electronic stability control
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Front passenger airbag
Front side airbags
Hill start assist
MyKey system
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Post collision braking
Power child locks on rear doors
Side curtain airbags
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fob
Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham category 1 alarm
Technical
Diesel particulate filter
Raised ride height (30mm higher than standard)
Wheels
18" 5x2 spoke absolute black machined painted alloy wheels
Mini steel spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 135
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 135
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 128
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1999
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 54.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 57.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 55.4
WLTP - MPG - High 64.2
WLTP - MPG - Low 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 55.4
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2
Badge Power 150
Coin Description EcoBlue 150
Coin Series Active X Vignale Ed
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 19E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 72
NCAP Safety Assist % 75
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.5
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 273
Engine Torque - MKG 37.7
Engine Torque - NM 370
Top Speed 126
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 215/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear 215/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style 5x2 SPOKE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Length 4668
Wheelbase 2700
Width 1825
Width (including mirrors) 1979
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 47
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 575
Max. Roof Load 75
Minimum Kerbweight 1559
No. of Seats 5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £424.46 p/m £9.96 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £432.01 p/m £10.44 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £449.24 p/m £24.86 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £464.38 p/m £47.28 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £477.55 p/m £52.48 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £489.46 p/m £70.60 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £346.77 p/m £15.47 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £353.84 p/m £19.59 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £371.74 p/m £36.85 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £389.94 p/m £52.03 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £404.10 p/m £63.01 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £417.72 p/m £89.37 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £318.36 p/m £26.80 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £324.07 p/m £32.42 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £338.45 p/m £45.28 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £352.88 p/m £63.81 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £365.97 p/m £78.52 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £376.30 p/m £97.16 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £509.36 p/m £11.95 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £518.41 p/m £12.53 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £539.08 p/m £29.83 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £557.25 p/m £56.73 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £573.06 p/m £62.97 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £587.36 p/m £84.72 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £416.13 p/m £18.56 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £424.61 p/m £23.51 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £446.09 p/m £44.22 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £467.93 p/m £62.44 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £484.92 p/m £75.61 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £501.27 p/m £107.25 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £382.03 p/m £32.16 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £388.88 p/m £38.91 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £406.14 p/m £54.34 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £423.45 p/m £76.57 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £439.17 p/m £94.22 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £451.56 p/m £116.59 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Blind spot information system includes cross traffic alert with active braking £400.00
Entertainment
CD player £200.00
Exterior Features
Additional Exclusive paint £550.00
Additional Premium paint £300.00
Detachable trailer coupling includes trailer stability assist £600.00
Exclusive paint £450.00
Trailer Coupling Pre-equipment Electrical-Kit £250.00
Packs
Driver assistance pack with Adaptive Cruise Control - Focus Auto £500.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Blue panther £550.00
Exclusive paint - Fantastic red £550.00
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £450.00
Premium paint - Agate Black £300.00
Premium paint - Frozen white FOC
Trim
Full windsor leather - Black with light grey stitching FOC
* option prices shown are estimated