The 2020 Ford Focus Wagon is larger and more spacious than the previous model, and with the 1.5 HP 120 hp EcoBlue it has the right liveliness. Poor visibility in the maneuver.
|Displacement cm 3||1500|
|N or cylinders and arrangement||4 online|
|Maximum power kW (CV) / revolutions||88 (120) / 3600 revolutions|
|Max torque Nm / rev||300 / 1750-2250|
|Emission of CO 2 grams / km||104|
|Distribution||4 valves per cylinder|
|N or gear ratios||6 + reverse|
|Front brakes||self-ventilated discs|
|The declared performances|
|Maximum speed (km / h)||194|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h (s)||10.3|
|Average consumption (km / l)||25.6|
|How large is it|
|Length / width / height cm||467/183/148|
|Weight in running order kg||1413|
|Trunk capacity liters||608/1653|
|Tires (standard)||215/50 R17|
2020 Ford Focus Wagon Redesign; Bigger and more appealing
Immediately after the last edition of the Ford Focus sedan (read here the First Contact) we also drove the family, who will arrive in dealerships in September. All new, but longer than 11 cm (now measuring 467) and with the rear overhang increased by 6 cm, the F2020 Ford Focus Wagon appears more slender and important than the model it replaces. The front is outlined by the largely pointed headlights that widen along the side, from the bonnet furrowed by four deep ribs and the hexagonal mask: overall, it looks more sporty and streamlined.
The side has a very rough surface at the bottom, with a pleasant play of light and shadows that underlines its dynamic character; this result also contributes to the windows that become very thin, going towards the back. Behind, you can see the wraparound rear window (surmounted by a large spoiler) and the large horizontal lights.
Entering the new Ford Focus Wagonone immediately has the sensation of being in a wider and more luminous environment. The dashboard, which has a marked horizontal development, includes the analog dashboard, with the tachometer and the rev counter with hands separated by a large color screen (but you can not have the configurable digital instrumentation, present on some rivals).
At the center stands the 8-inch display of the multimedia system, which, through the Ford Pass Connect device and a dedicated app, also allows access to some functions of the machine from your smartphone (such as opening and closing the doors) from afar); in addition, it creates a Wi-Fi hotspot in a radius of 15 meters around the car, which allows you to connect up to ten devices, including mobile phones, tablets, and computers.
Dimension & Trunk Capacity
The head-up display (as standard for the Ford Focus Wagon Vignale) is also worthy of premium cars, to 500 euros for other versions) that projects the fundamental information of the instrument panel and of the navigator on a small transparent plate above the dashboard (really well legible), right in front of the driver: so you stay focused on the road. The driving position is comfortable and the chair is well adjustable, and even the rear habitability, which before was not much, has improved: getting into the car is simple, the legs are easily placed and the central bulge of the floor is so low that to annoy. Overall, the commands are well positioned; exceptions are those of the “climate”, a little too low.
The finishes are treated and the precious materials, especially on this version Vignale (the name of the Italian designer of the 50s and 60s distinguishes the most luxurious Ford) that has the standard leather interior; only some plastics in the lower part of the passenger compartment and those in the drawer facing the passenger seem not very pleasant and a little thin. Good judgment on the trunk, one of the most important aspects for a wagon. The compartment is finished with care, appears well-exploited thanks to the square shape and has a capacity of all respect: 608 liters (118 more than before) if you need all the seats, and 1653 liters once reclined the sofa and if you take advantage of space up to the ceiling.
Driving Experience; Fun to Drive
At the wheel of the 2020 Ford Focus Wagon 1.5 EcoBlue, you appreciate good front visibility and effective soundproofing, which filters out the aerodynamic hiss and noise of tires and engine. The car is neither uncomfortable nor demanding: the suspension absorbs the roughness of the road well, the six-speed manual transmission is gentle in the insertion of the ratios and the steering is precise and direct. In the curve the car is very reactive and allows you to precisely brush the trajectories; also by forcing the rhythm a bit, the shock absorbers do not cause boring oscillations in the corners.
Also the 1.5 EcoBlue diesel with 120 horses, which has a good verve starting from 1500 rpm and responds well even in recovery, especially if you select the Sport mode, by pressing the button in the tunnel (in Normal and Eco the car is less reactive, to favor consumption): thanks to the not too long gears it regains speed quite quickly, without having to continuously climb. In the city the handling of the Ford Focus Wagon it is not bad, despite the increased dimensions, and the absorption of the disconnections of the road, such as pavé or rails, is effective. In car parks, on the other hand, it is better to pay attention to the maneuvers in reverse, because the shape of the rear part does not help to perceive well the dimensions of the car. A help, however, is provided by the front and rear parking sensors as standard (and the equipment can be enriched with the rearview camera, 250 euros). Consumption control: in our test, according to the onboard computer, we covered an average of 16 km with a liter of diesel fuel.
2020 Ford Focus Wagon Review; Verdict
The 2020 Ford Focus Wagon is also on the list with a 95 hp version of the 1.5 turbodiesels, with a 2.0, always diesel, which has 150 horses, and with the three-cylinder 1.0 petrol 101 and 125 hp. The 120-horsepower versions can also be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission (2,000 euros). The safety features include the latest electronic driving aid systems: ranging from automatic emergency braking (operating at all speeds) to the lane maintenance device, both standard, to adaptive cruise control ( adjusts the speed based on the traffic in front) proposed at 500 euros in the Tech package. Many productions: basic, Plus, Business, St-Line (more sporty), Titanium and Vignale. The Active version will arrive in November