2014 Ford Focus | new car review

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 by
2014 Ford Focus
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
AEDAED 69,000
  • 3/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • 1 Review

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  • Last modified: December 8, 2014
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
    User: 47%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
    User: 50%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
    User: 56%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
    User: 71%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
    User: 39%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%
    User: 47%

Review Summary:

Throughout its ancestry, such as the Anglia and the Escort, the Focus has been the Swiss-Army knife of cars in its class. It is the ideal small family car with plenty of luggage space, combined with decent looks and a handsome interior it will always be the sensible option.

Pros

Excellent looks both inside and out

Cons

Limited engine choices

Looks

There is little new about the 2014 Ford Focus, since the current MK III version is still in its youth. It is an all-round good-looking car that closer resembles the original MK I Focus rather than its immediate, heavier predecessor; the Mk II. The tailgate swoops down neatly, and the rear spoiler adds just the right amount of sporting credence. The front just “works” as a design, and try as I may I am simply unable to find fault with it.

2014 Ford Focus Sedan

Feels

The magic is continued on the inside, where the interior is one of the best in its class. When seated in front of the controls there is a sensation that you’re sitting at the helm of the USS Enterprise, waiting for Captain Kirk to give the orders. Everything is futuristic without being pretentious. Although all the controls are in the same place as they are on every other car ever made, Ford have managed to arrange it all in such a way that it feels fresh. From the position of the gear lever and the handbrake to the shape and angle of the air vents, it all feels hi-tech and original.

2014 Ford Focus Interior

Engineering

The original Focus raised the bar with its ControlBlade independent rear suspension, making it one the best handling cars in mass production, and expect the same with the latest version, too. The new Focus is equipped with dual-zone temperature control as well as fancy options such as rear parking cameras and active parking assistance. The interior is seamless and is certainly one of the best for its price.

Ford Focus ST

What’s on offer?

There are five models of the Focus on offer (including the ST), with the basic Ambiente version being the base model at AED 69,000. The basic Focus is equipped with all you need, from folding rear seats to audio controls on the steering wheel. Its 1.6 litre engine produces a decent 123 horsepower and it can reach a top speed of 195km/h. Fuel economy is good, as seven litres of fuel will get you 100 kilometres up the road. Models come as either a , saloon, or estate.

2014 Ford Focus Wagon

Summing it

I’m actually quite frustrated that I didn’t leave the showroom owning one. I still have a MK I Focus at home in the United Kingdom and swear by it. The Focus looks fantastic both inside and outside, and on paper it certainly doesn’t disappoint. It is small enough to dart around the cities, yet big enough to cruise comfortably on the motorway. Stylish, dependable, robust, affordable, and practical; what more do you want from a car?

One Response to 2014 Ford Focus | new car review

  1. amy Reply

    June 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    • Interior
      47%
    • Exterior
      50%
    • Quality
      56%
    • Features
      71%
    • Performance
      39%
    • Value for money
      47%
    • Rated 3 stars

    why oh why did they stop making the 2.3L duel cam 8 port intake. with two intake runner control valves with two tp sensors. Why would you dump good German engineering that saved your company from the over reproduced generic ford escort 2.0 that leak like a air-cooled vw. my 2.3L has 290,000 miles and no leaks, burning oil, or loss of performance. It has never had me stuck on the side of the road.bring it back ford!!!!

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