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Used Ford Focus

Discover why the latest Ford Focus is still one of the UK's best-selling and most popular cars

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Used Ford Focus for Sale

The Ford Focus continues to be one of the UK's best-selling cars, after mixing it at the top of the charts for well over a decade. It has developed itself a reputation as the textbook hatchback, perfect for family and daily driving duties.

Ford has managed to give the Focus serious appeal too, with cutting-edge technology and a driving experience that is sure to impress even the toughest of critics.

Standout features of the Focus include:

  • Great to drive
  • Modern looks
  • Economical engines
  • Comfortable
  • Engine refinement
  • Five-doors as standard
  • Hatchback, Estate and Active body styles

Discover even more about this fantastic family hatchback below.

Engines and Driving Experience

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Everyday family cars are not really known for their involving driving experiences, as they aren't really designed to stir the senses. The Focus is a tad different though, and this particular version yet again delivers a lot of feedback from its agile and involving chassis.

This is normally only reserved for a model's sports or range-topping variants, but it comes as standard with the Focus, and yet still remains supple and comfortable on the nation's questionable road surfaces. Of course, the ST version offers even more thrills for petrolheads looking for the most from their Focus.

Award-winning EcoBoost petrol engines offer excellent everyday performance in the range, whilst still being able to deliver between 40 and 50mpg. There are also mild hybrid versions, which offer even better economy between 50 and 60mpg. The most economical however are the diesel engines, which can return over 60mpg in some specifications.

Practicality and Running Costs

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The Focus has engineered itself the reputation of offering decent practicality throughout its evolution. This particular generation offers five-doors as standard, along with a boot able to swallow up most family items with 375 litres available - increasing to 1354 litres when the seats are folded flat. The Estate version offers a massive 609 litres, increasing to 1,650 litres with the seats folded.

Thanks to the award-winning EcoBoost engines, the Focus doesn't spend most of its life at the fuel pumps wither, thanks to great fuel economy across the range as mentioned previously.

Entry-level and mid-range models are also very inexpensive to insure thanks to their low insurance groups. The ST model will of course require higher premiums due to its increased performance. Servicing is also very reasonable and can be completed at many of our official Evans Halshaw Ford dealerships.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

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Ford have spent a lot of time perfecting their interiors of late, and this generation of Focus shows the hard work has certainly paid off. A more upmarket and ergonomic interior awaits driver and passengers, with clear dials, 6.0-inch or 8.5-inch infotainment screen and quality switchgear.

Technology is good in the Focus as standard, with a digital screen in-between the conventional analogue dials for a more focused display. Ford's SYNC 3 allows drivers good connectivity, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay coming standard too.

Safety scores top marks for the Focus, thanks to a five-star EURO NCAP crash rating. This is complemented by a Driver Assistance Pack, which offers features such as adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and even inflatable seat belts.

Is the Ford Focus right for me?

You simply cannot go wrong with a Ford Focus Hatchback. Thanks to a great driving experience, decent practicality and a great choice of engines, it's no wonder they sell well.

And if you want a little more practicality, an Estate or Active model allow for you to still enjoy the Focus, just in a more practical package.

The BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class offer full digital cockpits and a more premium overall experience, although the Focus does have better standard kit. A Vauxhall Astra is the car's direct competitor but it cannot match the Focus' overall experience. Alternatively, if you're on a tighter budget, then why not consider the previous generation Ford Focus that was produced between 2011 and 2018?

Why purchase a used Ford Focus through Evans Halshaw?

Find your ideal used car with Evans Halshaw

At Evans Halshaw, we have a variety of used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it's inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We're also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.