Ford Focus Econetic Stop-Start review

Smart purchase for high mileage drivers

December 2009

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Overall rating

4 out of 5 stars


  • Excellent real world economy
  • Few sacrifices and decent specification
  • Impressive handling and ride quality
  • Solid build quality


  • Engine restarts quickly but with some shudder
  • Engine is a little gutless when off turbo
  • Interior is well built but uninspiring
  • Expensive compared with many rivals