Ford Focus 2001 vs Ford Focus 2005

Ford Focus
2001 - 2005
Ford Focus
2005 - 2008
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 130 HP145 HP
Torque: 178 NM185 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.3 seconds10.7 seconds
Ford Focus 2001 engine produces 15 HP less power than Ford Focus 2005, whereas torque is 7 NM less than Ford Focus 2005. Despite less power, Ford Focus 2001 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.48.0
The Ford Focus 2005 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Ford Focus 2001 consumes 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus 2005, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Ford Focus 2001 could require 210 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 580 km in combined cycle680 km in combined cycle
750 km on highway900 km on highway
Ford Focus 2005 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km470'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 6 years8 years
Engine spread: Used also on Ford CougarInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Ford Mondeo, Ford C-Max
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Ford Focus 2005 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.17 m4.34 m
Width: 1.70 m1.84 m
Height: 1.43 m1.45 m
Ford Focus 2001 is smaller.
Ford Focus 2001 is 17 cm shorter than the Ford Focus 2005, 14 cm narrower, while the height of Ford Focus 2001 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 350 litres385 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1210 litres1247 litres
Ford Focus 2005 has more luggage space.
Ford Focus 2001 has 35 litres less trunk space than the Ford Focus 2005. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Ford Focus 2005 (by 37 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Ford Focus 2001 is 0.5 metres more than that of the Ford Focus 2005, which means Ford Focus 2001 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`6701`775
above average

above average
Average price (€): 8001400
Rating in user reviews: 7.4/10 7.8/10
Pros and Cons: Ford Focus has
  • timing belt engine
  • more dynamic
  • lower price
Ford Focus has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
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