2020 Ford Focus Trim Levels, Models & Latest Deals
Published Date: 29th Oct 2020
The Ford Focus is the UK’s second best-selling car, only surpassed in sales by its smaller sibling the Fiesta. It delivers an excellent driver experience and there's a model for just about every taste. From the ever popular hatchback model, to estate models for those who need more boot space and the Active Crossover range offering a higher driving position.
As well as being one of the best, mid-sized, reasonably priced family hatchback to drive, the Focus offers excellent levels of equipment and a wide range of options. From frugal models delivering low running costs, to sporty ST-Line models or a the full hot hatch ST experience, all the bases are covered.
- Ford Focus Trim Levels Compared - More Standard Equipment Than Ever Before
- New Engine Range Includes Mild Hybrids (MHEV)
- Ford Focus Estate Offers Flexible Options For Families or Business Use
- Ford Focus Active, Active X & Active X Vignale Editions Offer A More Rugged Crossover Option
2020 Ford Focus Trim Levels & Specs
Ford has made some subtle changes to their trim-level naming convention by appending ‘Edition’ to the names, so Zetec is now Zetec Edition, Titanium is Titanium Edition and so on…
The improved equipment levels of the 2020 Focus mean that even entry-level Focus Zetec Edition models are very well equipped, featuring 16-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen with Ford SYNC 3 Navigation with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone mirroring. You also get FordPass Connect which adds Wi-Fi hotspot and remote features that enable you to access information and control certain features of the vehicle remotely via a smartphone app. FordPass also includes eCall which can automatically contact the emergency services in the event of an accident/collision.
There are also levels of driver and safety tech that you would associate with higher grade models usually. The Zetec gets QuickClear heated windscreen, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, intelligent speed assist, lane keeping assist and lane departure alert.
Zetec models get standard air con but if you want more comfort then the Titanium Edition is a good choice, it builds on the Zetec model by adding dual zone climate and heated front seats. Other additions include auto-dimming rear-view mirror, Ford keyless entry and engine start, rear LED lights and automatic windscreen wipers.
Focus Titanium X Edition models adds more luxury and tech with 17-inch alloy wheels, front sports seats in part Sensio leather, rear privacy glass and the impressive 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Top grade Vignale Edition models are the most luxurious adding, 18-inch alloy wheels in ‘Luster Nickel’ finish, adaptive LED headlights with auto high beam and a hands-free tailgate. Inside you get Sports-style seats in premium Windsor leather and a top of the line B&O premium sound system with 10 speakers and 360 sound, you also get a head-up display as standard (available as an optional extra on other models).
ST-Line and ST-Line X Edition models offer a sportier option bridging the gap between standard models and the full hot hatch ST. They feature sports tuned suspension, 17-inch 5x2 spoke alloy wheels in ‘Rock Metallic’ finish, twin exhausts in polished metal and a large rear spoiler.
Inside the ST-line models get alloy sports pedals, ST-Line badging and red detail stitching, ST-Line trim gets cloth sports seats while the ST-Line X gets part leather and the full 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The ST-Line X model also gets red brake callipers.
Pair an ST-Line hatchback model with the most 150PS EcoBoost mild hybrid engine or the lively 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel and you’ll have the next best thing to a full hot hatch ST model that will deliver a lot of driver satisfaction, 0-62mph should be around 8.5 seconds with the punchy diesel.
The fastest full hot hatch Focus ST model can take you from 0-62mph in around 5.7 seconds and it includes 19-inch ‘Magnetite ‘ finish alloy wheels, ST large rear spoiler, unique ST sports suspension, Recaro part leather seats, electrically adjustable front seats, head up display and the full 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.
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2020 Ford Focus New MHEV Engines
The latest 2020 models feature a range of mild-hybrid (MHEV) engines which improve efficiency and help reduce running costs. The Mild Hybrid technology pairs the multi-award-winning Ford EcoBoost petrol engines with an electric motor and 6-speed manual gearbox.
The new range of MHEV (mild hybrid) Focus models represent an excellent opportunity to dip your toe into the hybrid car market for the first time. There is no plugging in or need to stop at charging stations, all charging takes place during coasting and using brake regeneration technology.
The MHEV petrol engines are available in 125PS and a more powerful 150PS units, both are paired with manual transmission. They feel nippy enough 0-62mph in 10 and 9.2 seconds respectively. Economy figures are very good, up to 55mpg (combined) and CO2 emissions as low as 125g/km (figures based on hatchback model), the figures take a bit of a hit for estate or Active Crossover models.
If you are purchasing an estate model and frequently travelling with a full load of passengers or significant weight you might want to consider the more power 150PS mild hybrid engine or one of the diesels which offer more torque. The 1.5-litre (120PS) EcoBlue diesel is a good option especially for those clocking up a lot of miles and it could return up to 60mpg (combined) when paired with the 6-speed manual gearbox. The more power 2.0-litre (150PS) EcoBlue diesel returns good economy figures too, up to 57 mpg (combined) and is quite lively off the mark (0-62mph in 8.5 seconds base on hatchback model with manual gearbox). Both of these diesels can be had with 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Hot Hatch Focus ST models get a 2.3 litre EcoBoost petrol engine (280PS) capable of 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and there are also two diesels, a 2.0-litre 190PS and a 2.3 litre EcoBlue diesel (280PS), 0-62mph is 7.6 and 6.0 seconds respectively.
2020 Ford Focus Estate
The Focus Estate is one the best estate cars to drive, it inherits all of the driver satisfaction of the hatchback, sure it’s significantly larger so it won’t be as nimble as the hatchback models but compared with rival estate vehicles it’s hard to match. When choosing your ideal configuration, the assumption is you’ll be fairly well loaded with passengers or have a full boot so the entry-level, lowest powered EcoBoost petrol engines may not be the best choice.
Boot space is obviously the big pull of an estate model and the Focus Estate should offer around 575 litres with the rear seats up (compared with 375 litres of the hatchback). Fold the rear seats down and you will get 1,650 litres, more than enough for golf club, luggage, trolleys etc, it stacks up well against rivals like the VS Golf and Skoda Octavia estates and the boot has no annoying lip, making it easy to load/unload heavier items.
The boot floor divides into two compartments which is useful for keeping items, bags and so on from rattling around.
The latest 2020 Focus Estate model also offers more rear leg room than the older model, meaning it shouldn’t be a problem for adults to travel in the rear. The overall flexibility and generous space available make the Ford Focus Estate a great family or business vehicle.
2020 Ford Focus Active and Active Edition
The Ford Focus Active, Active X and Active X Vignale Editions are crossover versions of the Focus, they take all that is good about the Focus Hatchback and add an SUV-inspired twist. They feature a higher driving position and rugged exterior looks that include moulded wheel arches, more clearance, chunky bumpers, and larger wheels/tyres.
The rugged features are not just cosmetic either, the Active/Active X/Active X Vignale models feature additional ‘Slippery’ and ‘Trail’ drive modes designed to help the driver tackle more demanding driving conditions.
The Focus Active Edition spec is similar to the Focus Zetec Hatchback, Active X Edition models features a spec and equipment levels similar to the Focus Hatchback Titanium X trim and as the name suggests the Active X Vignale features a spec similar to the Hatchback Vignale.