Ford Focus 2020
Carsguide Senior Journalist Richard Berry had this to say at the time: The Focus ST is going to be the perfect hot hatch for many – quick, practical, affordable and driveable every day, much like the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Others will want something hotter, sharper and wilder looking, but for the foreseeable future the ST is the most hardcore hatch Ford has to serve up.You can read the full review here.
This is what Richard Berry liked most about this particular version of the Ford Focus: Grunty four cylinder engine, Great dynamics, Bang and Olufsen stereo
The Ford Focus 2020 comes in a Hatchback and Wagon and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Hyundai i30 in the Under $25k category category.
The 2020 Ford Focus carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1400 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Focus 2020 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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
Ford Focus VS the competition
Ford Focus 2020 Price and Specs
|Ford Focus Model||Body Type||Specs||Price|
|Active||Hatchback||1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$29,990|
|Ambiente||Hatchback||1.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$23,490|
|ST||Hatchback||2.3L PULP 7 SP AUTOMATED MAN||$44,690|
|ST||Hatchback||2.3L PULP 6 SP MAN||$44,690|
|ST-Line||Wagon||1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$30,990|