For the average citizen in the US and the EU (especially in the UK), a hatchback is a popular choice. And, along with Ford’s own Fiesta, and the German Golf, Focus has been a top seller for the last three years.
Crossovers are the next big thing these days, but, as statistics show, hatches are still just as popular.
Ford Focus is a highly affordable, reliable, family-friendly and good-looking car.
A quick note: while the previous models were all-around great, they were manufactured for the international drivers. The 2019 version, in turn, is aimed at the European market; furthermore, it comes with a brand-new platform, not an overhaul of the old one.
It only weighs 1.325 kilograms and yet proved its worth in the crash tests.
The wheelbase is longer, and the pillars are more rear-set, which resulted in a fancier overall look.
What’s On The Inside?
Compared to the 2018 model, the dashboard was moved out a bit, thus making more space for the front-seat drivers. Still, everything is right there in front of you, within reach.
The door handles can’t compete with premium-class cars, of course, but the combination of soft-touch plastic and carpet lining looks and feels great.
The dashboard is mainly dominated by electronics (a lovely touchscreen with pop-up menus).
Physical knobs and buttons are there as well: they handle climate control and a number of other features. Add inductive charging, a nice armrest box and two cup holders, and you’ll get one of the comfiest hatchbacks on the market. The 8-inch screen controlled by the company’s trademark Sync OS is of the highest quality. Automatic destination search, Find-My-Car apps, locking the car from a far, and navigation arrows – it’s all available with this car.
The seats are surprisingly large for such a small car – that’s true both for the front and the rear seats. As mentioned, the engineers made the wheelbase a bit longer, and that also means more room for the passengers (including foot space).
Overall, the interior of Ford Focus 2019 is on par with competition.
Taking The Car For A Spin
Under the hood, the hatchback carries a 1.5-lit 3-cyl engine paired to an 8-speed (automatic) transmission. The basic version also comes with LN (Lane Assist), PS (Parking Sensors), PD (Pedestrian Detection), PIB (Post-Impact Braking), and a rear-view camera. The engine is good for 134kW, which is more than enough to comfortably move around the city and take the family to the countryside.
Ford Focus 2019 is a highly practical vehicle, and the fact that it’s incredibly lightweight makes it highly enjoyable to ride. Ford is known for manufacturing highly versatile and mobile hatchbacks, and this one is probably the best pick from their line-up.
Here are some additional details on the engine:
- Braked Towing: 1.2K kg
- Un-braked Towing: 700 kb
- Fuel Consumption: 6.4/100 km
- Drive: FWD (Front-Wheel Drive)
Thanks to the new chassis, this car is impressively quiet.
Ford Focus 2019 is German-made, and the new 8-speed transmission is a welcoming change (the model used to feature a 6-speed).
As a family-oriented hatchback, it doesn’t have any significant flaws and does the job right.
The company’s guarantee is 60K miles/3 years.
The average price on a brand-new model is ~18K US dollars.
That makes this a highly attractive pick for the modern-day drivers (especially families). Focus is the golden middle between an SUV and a crossover. And, thanks to the incredibly comfy interior, mighty engine, and rock-solid bodywork, it will soon become your new best 4-wheel friend.
The strongest rivals in the segment are Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Mazda3, and Peugeot 308.
Check them out if you’re looking for a solid alternative.
Check out the following video to learn more about Ford’s new model Focus 2019: