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Ford Focus Australia

Ford's Focus small hatch is one of the world's most popular cars, thanks to strong sales in Europe and the United States.

It's been on sale in Australia since 2002, but hasn't really enjoyed the same run of success against established competitors like the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. The third generation car hit showrooms in 2011, but the brakes were applied hard when its 'Powershift' dual-clutch gearbox was exposed as a dud. The bright light in the current Focus small car range, priced from $29,990 for the Focus Active, is the sporty $44,690 Focus ST, which really is one of the performance buys of the decade.

Ford Focus Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Focus here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Will a 2004 Ford Focus 2.0 manual clutch plate work in a 2009 Ford Focus?

    Although both the Ford Focus from 2004 and 2009 were both offered with a two-litre petrol engine, those engines were actually different in terms of their mechanical specification. With that in mid, it’s very unlikely that the clutch from the earlier car would be compatible with the later version. A quick search also revealed that the replacement clutch kits for each version of the Focus you’re dealing with carry a different part number which is a pretty good indication that there are differences between the two.

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  • Which generation Focus can I use to replace a window on a 2016 Ford Focus?

    The Mark 3 Ford Focus was sold here from 2011 until 2018, so, on the surface, pretty much any car from that range should be able to offer up a replacement front window. But it’s not that simple. The rear window could be a bit more specific, because the Focus was available as a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback, so the rear doors on each of these variants could be different. Other potential incompatibility issues could crop up between the very early version of this car which was built in Germany, and the later version (which you have) which was built in Thailand. There’s another catch in this apparently simple task, too: For the facelift in mid-2015, Ford was chasing greater interior refinement and, to achieve that, switched to thicker side glass. That means you need to find a window from a post-2015 car as the thinner glass of earlier models will probably be incompatible with the rest of the window hardware in your car.

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  • Where is the fuel filter located in my 2010 Ford Focus?

    For the 2010 model, Ford switched from a replaceable fuel filter located just in front of the fuel tank under the car, to a 'lifetime' filter which was part of the fuel pump. The fuel pump itself, meanwhile, is located inside the fuel tank, so that’s where the filter lives as well. Despite being a lifetime filter, contaminated fuel and other factors can require the filter to be changed and the good news is that the filter can be replaced independent of the actual fuel pump. That bad news is that the tank needs to be removed from the car to access those components, so it’s not a cheap, simple job.

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  • Can I use a 2001 Ford Focus motor in my 2002 Ford Focus?

    The Ford Focus wasn’t released into Australia until late 2002, so it’s very unlikely you have a 2001 model unless it’s been privately imported. At which point, all bets are off in this regard as different markets had different models which may or may not be swappable.

    But if the two cars are the same model of Focus and aren’t either side of an upgrade, facelift or model change AND provided they used the same engine from the factory (1.8 litre or 2.0 litre) then you should be able to repower one with the other’s engine. The problems would start if one was a 1.8 and the other a 2.0 when you might find that wiring looms, computer software, sensors and even engine mounts might differ from each other, making the swap much harder than it should be. Don’t forget to inform your insurance company and your local registration authorities of the change of engine number.

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Ford Focus Colours

The Focus Active is available in 10 colours - Agate Black, Blue Metallic, Blue Panther, Desert Island Blue, Magnetic, Fantastic Red, Moondust Silver and Metropolis White, all for $650. The two remaining colours - Race Red and Frozen White - are the only two freebies.

  • Blue Metallic
  • Desert Island Blue
  • Magnetic
  • Frozen White
  • Moondust-Silver
  • Fantastic Red
  • Race Red
  • Metroplis White
  • Agate Black
  • Blue Panther
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ford Focus Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Ford Focus varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $29,990 and going to $44,690 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $29,990 $44,690
2021 Wagon 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $30,990 $30,990
2020 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $16,800 $44,220
2020 Wagon 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $22,400 $30,360
2019 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $14,500 $44,550
2019 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,100 $28,490
2019 Wagon 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $19,400 $27,060
2018 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $12,500 $26,840
2018 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $12,500 $49,720
2018 Wagon 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $18,200 $25,410
2017 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $11,600 $23,870
2017 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $11,600 $47,190
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Ford Focus Accessories

Coming standard from the entry grade Trend upwards of the Ford Focus range is an eight-inch display screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio (DAB+), sat nav, a leather wrapped steering wheel, single-zone climate control, raisin sensing wipers, cloth seats, paddle shifters, a six-speaker stereo and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The ST-Line adds 17-inch alloys and the ST-Line body kit which includes the black mesh grille, large rear spoiler, privacy glass and flat-bottomed steering wheel. Wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, a proximity key also comes in as standard from the ST-Line grade upwards.

The ST-Line wagon comes standard with roof rails and so does the Active which also has 17-inch alloy wheels but unique to this grade

The Titanium grades adds a B&O 10-speaker stereo, LED headlights, leather seats (heated up front) and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Ford Focus Wheel Size

The Ford Focus has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x50 R17 for Wagon in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Wagon 215x50 R17 215x50 R17
2021 Hatchback 215x50 R18 215x50 R18
2020 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
2020 Wagon 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2019 Wagon 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2018 Wagon 215x50 R17 17x7 inches 215x50 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2017 Sedan 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Focus Wheel Sizes

Ford Focus Boot Space

The boot starts at a fairly average 375 litres - clearly reduced in exchange for rear-seat space - and maxes out at 1320 litres with the seats down.

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Ford Focus Dimensions

The dimensions of the Ford Focus Hatchback, Wagon and Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1483x1844x4397 mm 163 mm
2021 Wagon 1472x1825x4668 mm 123 mm
2020 Hatchback 1454x1825x4378 mm 135 mm
2020 Wagon 1472x1825x4668 mm 123 mm
2019 Hatchback 1467x1823x4360 mm 109 mm
2019 Sedan 1492x1823x4538 mm 109 mm
2019 Wagon 1472x1825x4668 mm 123 mm
2018 Hatchback 1467x1823x4360 mm 109 mm
2018 Sedan 1492x1823x4538 mm 109 mm
2018 Wagon 1472x1825x4668 mm 123 mm
2017 Sedan 1492x1823x4538 mm 109 mm
2017 Hatchback 1467x1823x4360 mm 109 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Ford Focus Dimensions

Ford Focus Fuel Consumption

The Ford Focus is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2021 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.3L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2021 Wagon 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 6.9L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2020 Hatchback 8.8L/100km 2.3L PULP 7 SP AUTOMATED MAN
2020 Wagon 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Sedan 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Sedan 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford Focus Pricing and Specs for 2021

Ford Focus Interior

The Focus Active's cloth-covered interior is well-equipped with climate control, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen

Ford Focus Towing Capacity

The Ford Focus has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2021 Hatchback 1200kg 1400kg
2020 Hatchback 0kg 1400kg
2020 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2019 Hatchback 0kg 1400kg
2019 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2019 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 1200kg
2018 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
2018 Wagon 1200kg 1200kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 1100kg
2017 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
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Ford Focus Speed

The 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder pushes the Focus Active from 0-100km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Ford Focus Seats

The Focus Active has five seats, with an unusual amount of room for a car this size.

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