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Ford Focus 2021

The 2021 Ford Focus range of configurations is currently priced from $29,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Ford Focus resulted in a score of 7.4 out of 10 for that particular example.

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.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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
  • 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Ford Focus 2021 is currently available from $29,990 for the Focus Active up to $44,890 for the Focus ST.

Pricing guides

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
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Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Price
Active Hatchback 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $29,990
ST Hatchback 2.3L PULP 7 SP AUTO $44,690
ST Hatchback 2.3L PULP 6 SP MAN $44,690
ST-Line Hatchback 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $30,990
ST-Line Wagon 1.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $30,990
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Ford Focus 2021 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 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Ford Focus will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
Active Hatchback 215x50 R18 215x50 R18
ST-Line Hatchback 215x50 R17 215x50 R17
ST-Line Wagon 215x50 R17 215x50 R17
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Ford Focus 2021 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 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Ford Focus are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1844mm x 1483mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Focus 2021 Dimensions  include 1483mm height, — width, 4397mm length.
Ford Focus Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
Active Hatchback 1483x1844x4397 mm 163 mm
ST-Line Hatchback 1454x1825x4378 mm 125 mm
ST Hatchback 1458x1825x4388 mm 102 mm
ST-Line Wagon 1472x1825x4668 mm 123 mm
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Ford Focus 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Ford Focus is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Focus currently offers fuel consumption from 6.4 to 8.8L/100km. The Ford Focus is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Active Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 6.4L/100km
ST Hatchback 2.3L,PULP,6 SP MAN 8.1L/100km
ST Hatchback 2.3L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 8.8L/100km
ST-Line Wagon 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 6.4L/100km
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Ford Focus 2021 Interior

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

Ford Focus 2021 Towing capacity

The Ford Focus’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1400kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
Active Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 1200kg
Active Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 0kg
ST-Line Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 0kg
ST-Line Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 1200kg
ST-Line Wagon 1.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 1200kg
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Ford Focus 2021 Speed

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

Ford Focus 2021 Seats

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