Interior

The seats are relatively high - part of a long, tall interior that’s designed to accommodate taller and older people, despite the car’s emphasis on a youth-oriented crowd. The large doorways make entry and exit easier. Big, clearly labeled controls are convenient to reach and easy to see.

Ford claims that the Focus is not only capable of comfortably seating five people, but it is also roomier than key rivals. The backseat folds down to expand cargo capacity. Focus sedans have a 14-cubic-foot trunk, and the hatchback models promise 19 cubic feet of space when the seats are up and 28 cubic feet with the seats down. The wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 73 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

A silver-colored instrument cluster and color-keyed trim go on premium models. A CD/MP3 player is standard in upper-end models.

    See also:

    Cleaning the exterior
    WARNING: If you use a car wash with a waxing cycle, make sure that you remove the wax from the windscreen. CAUTIONS: Prior to using a car wash facility check the suitability of it for your vehi ...

    Autowipers
    CAUTIONS: Do not switch autowipers on in dry weather conditions. The rain sensor is very sensitive and the wipers may operate if dirt, mist or flies hit the windscreen. Replace the wiper blades ...

    Telephone setup
    Phonebook After start up access to the phonebook list can be delayed for several minutes, depending upon the size. Phonebook categories Depending on your phonebook entry, different categories ca ...