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2019 Ford Focus ST-Line Hatch Review: A Sleek and Affordable Car

19 March 2019 AutoMarket, Tips & Advice

Having some of the best performers on the market such as the Ranger and Mustang, Ford has set its sights higher with its all-new compact 2019 Ford Focus ST-Line Hatch. With a greater, more astute, smoother-looking and clean power train typically only found in costly, extravagant vehicles, Ford has improved its Focus making the ST-Line a more affordable car. But can the company inspire small car users to make the switch?

Its Value, not just an Affordable Car

The 4th generation of Ford Focus arrived in Australia towards the end of 2018 and is available in 5 variations, including a wagon adaptation. The range begins with the stylish and affordable Focus Trend that starts retailing at $25,990, with the ST-Line including more attractive items such as sports body pack, level base directing wheel, and keyless begin for just additional $3000. It is definitely one of the more affordable car lines available in the market. 

Convenience & Safety

Ford Focus Wireless Phone Charging

The doors of the all-new 2019 Ford Focus shut delicately and since there's no rigging switch, it's been supplanted with a minimised dial. With the car’s push-button start feature, the Ford Focus is more convenient and safer than ever, allowing you to start your car without having to look for your keys and is harder for thieve to steal without a tradition key hole.

The car also sports a large media bin in the front allowing you to wirelessly charge even the largest of smartphones. During road trips, the Focus’ built-in GPS system is extremely handy and comparable with German in-car guidance systems. With all the additional features available in the new Ford Focus is an attractive investment you can afford to invest in.  

How does it drive?

The Ford Focus ST-Line Hatch has a sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission allowing you to change gears smoothly to provide an uninterrupted and enjoyable drive. A big feature to note is that a traditional gear lever has been refreshed with a console-mounted dial, giving the interiors a sleek, modern feel. The car’s advanced artificial intelligence allows detects when you need to park and will automatically shift the gears to park mode, so you can focus on getting that perfect reserve parallel park.

The Ford Focus console mounted dial is affordable for a small car

With the Ford Focus ST-Line’s upmarket features, and the higher sticker cost will be worth your while. The Ford Focus ST-Line wagon on test starts at $30,990 with additional features available for you to personalise your driving experience. Investing and driving one of Ford's 4th generation Focuses resembles eating your favourite foods - remarkably fulfilling and satisfying.

Standard Features:

  • Fuelled by a three-barrel 1.5-litre 'EcoBoost' turbo petroleum motor combined with an eight-speed planned transmission
  • Ford's Sync3 infotainment framework with un-assembled satellite route, advanced radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
  • Includes bigger 17-inch wheels, a 10mm lower ride stature, progressively athletic-looking ST-Line body unit, LED haze and tail lights, tinted windows, and collapsing entryway mirrors with puddle lights.
  • Additional items are dark rooftop lining, composite pedals, level base games directing wheel, keyless motor begin, tire weight observing, and remote telephone charging cushion.
  • The Focus ST-Line's fuel usage is 6.4L/100km. 

Final Thoughts

The Ford Focus ST-Line Hatch is a superbly affordable and attractive car and this 4th generation shows significant improvements in quality.

The ST-Line is an appreciated expansion in the Aussie line-up and keeping in mind that its fantastic ride and dealing with and punchy three-chamber turbo give stacks of modest rushes, Ford has botched a chance to legitimately take advantage of the suffering notoriety of its Focus ST and RS hot brings forth by not decking out the ST-Line in like manner.