Ford Focus LZ (Hatchback) Trend (2015-2018) has been discontinued. See all Ford Hatchbacks.
I have just sold my 2017 LZ auto hatchback. In my 2 and a half years of ownership I found it to be well built with few discernible rattles or squeaks, the structure was very rigid. The rear view camera is large & clear. The controls are simple to use and it had a good heater and cool air conditioning. Over 18,000 km I averaged 8.8 L/100 km, with 90% of the km's being city/metro driving. It's initial acceleration was not overly brisk but once at 40 km/h and above its mid range performance was strong. At 110 km/h its revs were 2,000 rpm. The ride was a bit firm around town, dropping the tyre pressures from the recommended value helped improve the ride. Overall I was happy with the car and had no problems.
Purchased in November 2017 for $22,500.00.
I was amazed with the total package
Well when my wife suggested I buy her a new economical car to run out to her work approximately 80klm each way, I started doing a little homework and thought I’d probably buy one of the most popular brands like my favourite 4x4 because you like feeling like king of the road however after accessing it I just found it hard to go past the Ford Focus and with 5 year warranty unlimited kilometres I thought how could you go wrong, the power of the 1.5L turbo engine has also shocked me, I can now see how they became car of the year and with the 5 star...ancap safety rating its a winner, my wife still smiles each time she drives it and now it’s 6 months old and already got 18000klm and not a issue and I really don’t expect any issues to arise, and it was cheaper than similar same size cars on the market at the time well done Ford.
Bought this car as second owner with 73,000km and i love it! it looks great drives great couldn't ask for anything more! Never had any issues at all, its great on fuel too! it would be amazing for a first car owner the fact the base model comes with sat nav and cameras is amazing (mines an ecoboost)
2017 LZ Focus Trend
I purchased my LZ focus about a month ago so far very impressed with the driving quality the focus offers and all the gadgets that come with the newly updated sync 3 system with bulit in navigation as standard I bought it as a demo with 1,500kms on the clock and I drove it over to Melbourne from adelaide within 2 days of owning it and it offered an amazing average usage of 5.2L per 100km of petrol and the trip was $160 round trip with detours I was very impressed with the fuel economy.
Knowing the focus has gone to a 6speed torque converter ...automatic transmission is way better then that troublesome dual clutch system they were running which now has been scrapped. The torque converter system works the way you'd like any automatic transmission to run with smooth gear changes. If you like a powerful, economical and great looking car with plenty to offer I'd recommend the LZ focus which comes with fords 5 year unlimited km warranty for that peace of mind very pleased with my purchase and looking to the years to come.
Worst car out there
Worst vehicle I’ve ever owned.
I’ve had 3 ford cars.
Now I’m gonna sell it at another dealership and buy a completely new car. I’m glad they got fined 10 million dollars. They should have been fined more!
Worst customer service error given.
First was the 2014 Ford Fiesta which had a serious transmission problem. I had to discuss this to my parents for months to years and a bit before they listed to me about the problem. I went to ford multiple times. All the times they said it was fine nothing wrong with it. After more complaints th...ey did a software update, which fixed it for 1-2 weeks than they did clutch replacement which solved it for 6-8 weeks before the problem came back. Than back to a software update where they left it there cause they couldn’t do anything anymore. I was stuck with it until 2015 late where they only offered a upgrade of $10,000. I got into a 2015 Ford Focus in December 2015 but didn’t get it until January 2016. I ended up paying $12,500 on the upgrade. They ripped me off $2,500. Than I drove the car for nearly 10,000km where I noticed the problem starting and didn’t want to go through with it again with Ford. But I had too. I sold it though ford and they gave me $20,500 back but told me I had to buy another one of there’s. I than got the 2016 Ford Focus model cause they said it didn’t have the dual clutch problem but a 6 speed auto and rated 5 stars. I had to pay $22,951.00. The car was fine for the first 15,000km but than I noticed something not quite right with it. I continued driving until 25,000km where I noticed the jerking started. At 30,000km I made my first complaint to the dealer and they did the service and the software update. After the update the problem became more frequent and now at 37,000km i now have to get it looked at again and checked to see how serious the jerking is and if it needs the clutch replaced. I’ve just done it today and now have to wait another 2 weeks while the car adepts up to your driving style.
Great little car
Great little car for basic running around. Packed full of features. Lots of boot space for its size. Feels more like a larger sedan to drive but has the convenience of being a small car for city parking. Loads of tech so its full of features and feels more like a premium vehicle than a small run about
- LZ (Hatchback) Trend (2015-2018)
Perform good if think of the price
Perform stable and smooth with high speed especially on highway. Engine is quiet.
But the interiors are quite rough, some plastic part come out just after two month purchasing. Air con not very good as running slow.
Think about the safety, it’s quite reliable hatch car with around 20k price.
2 years old and still happy !
A spritely performer with well weighted controls and great steering feel. Quiet and comfortable cruising on the highway and still responsive enough to offer this old petrolhead some fun in the twisties.
No warranty issues at all after 28000km and fuel consumption typically between 6.0 to 7.5 litres / 100 km.
Sync 2 infotainment / nav superior to many much more expensive cars.
No complaints from me and no intention of trading up any time soon ... well done Ford.
Great big brother car without powershift.
My Jan 2016 ford focus is a great little car, drives smoothly no issues so far great price at time, is the one without the trouble power shift. Good size small family car, good size boot compared to the little brother Fiesta.
Great inclusions with the trend, nav, reversing camera, but missed out on Apple car play by 6 months. But honeslty
not needed if you have nav included with blue tooth, as apple car play uses your data.
Please do passed bad reviews of powershift models scare you from non.
I have the base model trend hatch and could not be happier with the features- handling- power -and overall style of the car.This car feels and drives like a six with 132kw on tap and good torque.The automatic gearbox is seemless in shifting and the turbo has no lag when flooring from a standstill.The sat-nav sync 3 is so user friendly with a big 8 inch touchscreen.I highly recommend anyone considering this car to buy one it's really a no brainer for the money.
- LZ (Hatchback) Trend (2015-2018)
Great find in the small car range
We bought the new focus, Turbo engine in March 2016 and it has been nothing but a pleasure to drive this car. It's easy to drive around, has got the power in its Turbo and is perfect for city and long distance driving. Great fuel economy too!!!
The interiors are great. The sound system, Bluetooth, sat nav etc and e all touch screens. The cruise controls , volume, FM tuning etc are all buttons on the steering wheel that gives the driver ease of use. Everyone was surprised to see the SAT Nav but this feature is a standard in the base range of the Focus trend (upgrade in most other cars)
Overall, love the car.. winning blue has won our hearts.
The 2016 Ford Focus (LZ) is a huge improvement on the previous LW model. The Powershift transmission and dual clutch have been replaced with a conventional Torque Converter automatic transmission. It's an extremely smooth ride from start to finish with the 1.5l ecoboost engine giving plenty of power.
On an open road or city driving it handles perfectly with no excessive noise and economical petrol consumption.
Inside, the Sync3 technology is intuitive and easy to set up and operate. In fact you get more you'd expect for the base model, Trend.
I haven't had it long but his time Ford got it right - a pleasure to drive and a huge difference to previous models.
WoW what a drive
This is an awesome vehicle- We upgraded our 2011 Focus to the 2017 LZ model we optioned it with the tech pack. Yes- you will want to take the long road home- such is the overall driving experience with this vehicle . The engine/ gearbox combo is best I have ever come across. The sitting position the overall dash/ touchscreen is perfect as is the sat nav -- The "tech pack" includes adaptive cruise control which once you have used it is a must have. Had it only for 3 weeks 400k - too early to comment on durability seems well built. Economy average has been 6.7l/100km on the 1.5 litre turbo.
The best Focus yet
The 2016 Ford Focus Trend Ecoboost is a vast improvement over previous models, The transmission has finally been sorted and it has a smooth 6 speed automatic. Power is punchy from the economical engine. It has in dash Sat Nav with reverse camera and sensors that are sharp and accurate. Ride is smooth and comfortable but a little unsettled on rough roads. It has stop start technology that is easy to switch off on the centre console with one push. It has Sync technology to hook up your phone, Cruise Control, Detailed information screen in cluster..., Steering wheel volume control, Power Windows and Digital Speedo. Leg room in huge in the front as I'm 6'4 I found I had to pull the seat forward. Seat adjustments are plentiful, Finish is very good but there are some hard plastics. Fuel economy is outstanding on regular fuel. The electric Steering is effortless with good directional feel something I really liked about it. Rear leg room is good for 3 Kids or 2 adults. This car would be brilliant for someone driving for uber as the economy and functionality is great. Servicing is capped with free RACQ and loan car at 15,000km or 12 month's. Dislikes the lousy Sport shift button on the shifter its tiny and ridiculous.
Done 2500kms. Nearly run in. Engine and auto trans combination fantastic. Handles great and quiet to drive. Fantastic power from the engine. Gets to 100 kph with no effort. Overtaking easy. Good stereo and navigation. Got the $300 convenience pack. Should be standard. Seats very comfortable. Great space inside. Average petrol usage 7.2. Lots of country ks though.
Functional Comfortable hatch
The 2015 Focus Trend hatch is a well appointed car, Full options right down to Climate Control and Reverse Sensors. Drive wise it has ample power for overtaking with 6 speed Sequential sports auto. Ride is on the Firm side and steering is well centred but a little light in corners but not concerning. Seating is sporty and comfortable with multiple adjustment. Build Quality is good but interior plastic is a little on the hard side but well fitted. The only thing I'm not keen on is the Sequential shift button on the side of the Shifter to shift i...n sports mode, Its fiddly and is a bit silly. Id rather use the shifter to shift up or down not press a little button. Service intervals are 12 month's 15,000km with capped servicing and free loan car with every service Through Ford Dealer.
Questions & Answers
Is there any issue with the Lz 2015 manual gearbox? Has there been any recalls over this gearbox?
Sorry Glenn, I don't know, my Focus is an auto, it's great, quick and responsive.
I have a 2017 focus sport auto LZ
It's a standard torque converter gearbox. No issues what so ever. Previous models with the PowerShift transmission were a problem.
45000klms on the clock. No squeaks or rattles. It's just the same as I drove it off the lot.
|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||5.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||132kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||240Nm @ 5000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2018|
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