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Ford Focus ST-Line 2019 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.5
The ST-Line is the second rung up in Ford's new Focus range, starting from $28,990. It is also available as a wagon, priced from $30,990.

The ST-Line is the second rung up in Ford's new Focus range, starting from $28,990. It is also available as a wagon, priced from $30,990.

The ST-Line has a sportier bent than the Trend below it and Titanium above it. What sets this model most apart from the rest of the range is the sports-tuned independent rear suspension. The ST-Line variants also rides 10mm lower than the Trend.

Despite its hot-hatch looks the ST-Line uses the same 1.5-litre 134kW/240Nm three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine as the rest of the Focus range. All Focuses have eight-speed torque converter transmissions. Ford rates fuel consumption at 6.4L/100km.

Standard equipment that the ST-Line gains over the base Trend includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, auto-folding and heated wing-mirrors, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry with push-start a Qi (Chee) wireless phone charging pad, a tyre-pressure monitoring system and sportier trim additions inside and out.

The ST-Line has automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist (LKAS) with lane departure warning (LDW), a 180-degree reversing camera and rear parking sensors as standard.

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.

The wagon gains roof rails and a tonneau cover over the hatch, with a max storage capacity of 1653 litres.

Pricing guides

$28,997
Based on 182 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$21,777
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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