Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Econetic Edge review

The Econetic model is a necessity rather than a flagship

April 2014

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Overall rating

3.5 out of 5 stars


  • Mainly quiet engine is refined even from cold starts
  • Comfortable ride quality encourages laid-back driving
  • Steady cruising is rewarded with very high fuel economy
  • Unassuming looks should not attract crime


  • Small, steel wheels make the car look cheap
  • Dated interior displays feel light years behind competitors'
  • Very long gearing makes the engine feel sluggish
  • Quoted fuel economy incredibly difficult to match in practice