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Ford Focus Trend 2019 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.5

The Trend is the entry-point to the Ford Focus range, starting at $25,990.

While more expensive than entry-level variants from many competitor brands, the Trend is well specified with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, auto headlights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, leather trimmed steering wheel and an electronic parking brake.

The Trend shares the same 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen as the rest of the Focus range which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio.

Like all cars in the new Focus range, it is powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine which produces 134kW/240Nm. All 2019 Focuses including the Trend have an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The official combined fuel consumption rating is 6.4L/100km.

Safety specification includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist (LKAS) with lane departure warning (LDW), a 180-degree reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

Extra active safety items including active cruise control with stop & go, blind spot monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert can be added as part of a safety pack priced at $1250.

The Focus range was awarded a maximum five ANCAP safety stars as of December 2018.

Pricing guides

$28,990
Based on 211 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$21,890
Highest Price
$36,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
Active 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $18,800 – 26,180 2019 Ford Focus 2019 Active Pricing and Specs
Ambiente 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,500 – 20,460 2019 Ford Focus 2019 Ambiente Pricing and Specs
RS (5 YR) 2.3L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $34,400 – 44,550 2019 Ford Focus 2019 RS (5 YR) Pricing and Specs
Sport (5 YR) 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $16,600 – 23,100 2019 Ford Focus 2019 Sport (5 YR) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.5
Tom White
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