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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 $23,490 for the Focus Ambiente, 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.

  • Would a 2004 Ford Focus sedan windshield fit in 2002 Ford Focus hatchback?

    That’s a very interesting question and one that my instinct suggested would be a yes. That’s because the Focus from those two model-years was based on the same platform and that the differences between the sedan and hatchback variants were all from the A-pillar back. And so it is. I checked with a major windscreen replacement network and, yes, the two vehicles have a windscreen with exactly the same part number. So you should be good to go.

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  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • Ford Focus 2004: Can the engine from a 2000 Focus fit in it?

    Your question is a bit confusing Geniel, because the Ford Focus wasn’t released in Australia until September 2002. Which is to say, there wouldn’t be any 2000 model-year Focus engines lying around waiting to be fitted to another Focus. However, the original Focus was launched in Europe in 1998 and that car was broadly the same structurally as the version sold right up to 2005 in Australia.

    The catch, of course, is that the Focus was sold with both a 1.8 and a 2.0-litre engine here, so you’d need to make sure that you were trying to fit exactly the same engine in exactly the same specification to ensure that everything from the fuel lines to the wiring loom and the cooling system to the gearbox matched up and fitted properly.

    If, by some chance, you’ve found an imported Focus engine, be very wary of fitting that as it may not have the appropriate pollution equipment fitted to be legally registered in Australia. And don’t forget, whenever you swap an engine you need to inform the registration authorities and your insurance company of the new engine number.

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  • Does the 2014 Ford Focus Trend have transmission issues?

    The dual-clutch automatic transmission in the Focus had issues, so I would urge caution in buying one. It can be fixed if it fails, but it would be costly.

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Ford Focus Colours

  • Frozen White
  • Desert Island Blue
  • Metropolis White
  • Moondust Silver
  • Agate Black
  • Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Ruby Red
  • Blue Panther
  • Race Red
  • Ford Performance Blue
  • Orange Fury
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 $23,490 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
2020 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,490 $44,690
2020 Wagon 1.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $30,990 $30,990
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
2016 Sedan 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $10,500 $21,670
2016 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $10,600 $38,170
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Ford Focus Wheel Size

The Ford Focus has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 205x60 R16 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2016 Hatchback 205x60 R16 16x7 inches 205x60 R16 16x7 inches
2016 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 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
2020 Hatchback 1000kg 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
2016 Hatchback 0kg 1100kg
2016 Sedan 1100kg 1100kg
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Ford Focus Boot Space

The Ford Focus Hatchback has a boot space size of 273 Litres.
Ford Focus Boot space Ford Focus Boot space

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
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
2016 Sedan 1492x1823x4538 mm 109 mm
2016 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 6.9L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
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
2016 Hatchback 5.8L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 7.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Sedan 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford Focus Pricing and Specs for 2020

Ford Focus Interior

With a change to a new-generation model comes an update to the Ford Focus interior. An 8.0-inch Sync3 multimedia touchscreen is added to the dashboard, while leather trim is available on higher grades. The front seats will easily accommodate two adults, but people around six-foot tall might struggle in the rear during extended trips, as these images show.

Ford Focus Seats

The following Ford Focus comes with five seats. The Trend variant comes with Black Cloth seat trim, with the Active variant available with additional Blue Stitching. The Titanium variant comes with Partial Leather seat trim. Both the ST-Line hatch and wagon come with Black Cloth seat trim with additional Red Stitching. The Focus ST exclusively comes with RECARO Sports Seats as standard.

Ford Focus Seats