Ford Focus 2021
Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: Ten years ago, the idea that the higher-riding version of a hatchback would be a good city car would have been laughable. The Focus Active is pitched as a kind of SUV with its different low-grip driving modes, which you'll never touch if you stick to the city.You can read the full review here.
This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Ford Focus: Great chassis, Well-equipped, Surprising engine
The Ford Focus 2021 comes in a Hatchback and Wagon and competes with similar models like the Toyota Corolla, Kia Cerato and Mazda 3 in the Under $30k category category.
The 2021 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 2021 Reviews
Ford Focus 2021 review: Active
Ford's Focus redefined how good a hatchback could be over 20 years ago. It's still doing it, too. The Focus Active is an attempt to cash in...
Ford's Focus redefined how good a hatchback could be over 20 years ago. It's still doing it, too. The Focus Active is...
Ford Focus 2021 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Focus here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Should I sell my 2004 Ford Focus to the wreckers?
The problem you have with this particular make and model is that it’s really not worth very much even in good working condition. Cars like yours with engines in good condition change hands for about $3000 (sometimes less) so replacing the engine would almost certainly cost more than the car is worth. That said, if you can find a cheap second-hand engine (that’s been tested so you know it works) and you can find a workshop who can do the changeover for the right price, you might squeeze a few more years out of the car without blowing your budget sky-high. And at least then you know what you’re working with; buying another cheap second-hand car could land you in the same spot in a few months or even weeks’ time.
That, of course, only applies if the problem with your engine is of the terminal mechanical kind. Has the engine been assessed by a mechanic? It could simply be that a new set of spark plugs will bring the car back to its old, four-cylinder self. Selling the car to a wrecking yard will only get you the vehicle’s scrap value – maybe $200 or $300 dollars. And a private buyer is unlikely to offer you any more than that on the basis of a cheap car with a blown-up engine. Meantime, the price of newer second-hand cars has gone up lately with limited supply the main problem, so maybe a quote on fixing what you have is the first step.Show more
What is the best dog-friendly car?
If you like the idea of the Honda but don’t want such a physically large package, take a look at the Honda Jazz. Yes, it’s probably one size down from your current Focus, but its interior is very spacious for its external dimensions. It’s also the car that has probably the most versatile interior in terms of flexible seating arrangements with a rear seat that folds, slides and tumbles. It also has normal ride height (as opposed to the jacked-up stance that SUVs boast) so your dog may find it easier to jump in without hitting anything. Beyond that, you really need to visit dealerships and check for yourself that rear doors, rear seats and general layout suit your very specific canine requirements.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
Ford Focus 2021 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
- Frozen White
- Fantastic Red
- Race Red
- Metroplis White
- Agate Black
- Blue Panther