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Ford Focus Titanium Tax Costs: Understanding Ongoing Costs

If you have decided that a Ford Focus Titanium is the next car for you, it’s important to consider the ongoing costs before buying a used or new car. Although the initial price is important, the model and age of the car will have an impact on the ongoing costs and the road tax you will be required to pay.
To help you choose the best car for your budget, we have compiled a list of the various tax bands in relation to each model.


In this guide:

Learn more about the tax you will need to pay based on the Ford Focus Titanium model you choose

Find out more about what tax bands are and what they mean

See how tax costs compare with other Ford Focus models

Ford Focus Titanium road tax bands by model

The following road tax prices are based on the new Ford Focus Titanium models which were manufactured from 1 April 2020. These tax costs can be paid in full annually or in monthly payments.


Model 1st Year Tax cost Standard tax (annually)
Ford Focus Titanium 1.0 Ecoboost 5 door 125PS
N/A £150
Ford Focus Titanium 1.0 Ecoboost Auto 5 door 125PS
N/A £150
Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 Ecoblue 5 door 120PS
N/A £150
Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 EcoBlue Auto 5 door 120PS
N/A £150
Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 EcoBoost 5 door 150PS
£215 £150
Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 EcoBoost Auto 5 door 150PS
£215 £150
Ford Focus Titanium 2.0 EcoBlue 5 door 150PS
£215 £150
Ford Focus Titanium 2.0 EcoBlue Auto 5 door
£215 £150
Ford Focus 2.0 EcoBlue 150 Titanium X Edition 5 door
£175 £150


Road tax costs for older Ford Focus Titanium models

The Vehicle Excise Duty, otherwise known as ‘road tax’ rules have changed in recent years, with cleaner, low-emission cars benefitting from lower tax rates.
In addition, from April 2020, new petrol and diesel cars which have a list price of more than £40,000 are subject to tax surcharge. If you are thinking of purchasing a Ford Focus Titanium that was registered before 1st April 2020, you will continue to pay standard tax rates which have risen slightly due to inflation.
As you can see from the figures above for Ford Focus Titanium models, the standard road tax is currently set at £150 per year, with slight fluctuations for the first tax year which is dependent on the list price.
However, if you compare these Titanium models with other older vehicles within the Ford focus range, you may find that larger engine sizes and higher CO2 bands could result in increased car tax charges depending on the cost of the car.


What are the various tax bands?

From the second year of ownership, the annual road tax bill for diesel and petrol cars is charged at a flat rate of £150, although an additional surcharge of £325 applies to the first year of ownership on vehicles that cost more than £40,000. This new road tax structure is designed to encourage car buyers to invest in low or zero-emission cars.

However, if you are considering a used Ford Focus Titanium, it is likely the way your car tax is calculated will be slightly different. For cars registered from 1 April 2017 until 1 April 2020, the tax rates are dependent on the g/km of Co2 emissions. The following are the various charges for each emissions band for petrol and diesel vehicles.
g/km of CO2 emissions Cost
1-50 g/km of CO2 £10
51-75 g/km of CO2 £25
76-90 g/km of CO2 £110
91-100 g/km of CO2 £135
101-110 g/km of CO2 £155
111-130 g/km of CO2 £175
131-150 g/km of CO2 £215
151-170 g/km of CO2 £540
171-190 g/km of CO2 £870
191-225 g/km of CO2 £1,305
226-255 g/km of CO2 £2,175
Above 255 g/km of CO2 £2,165
If you purchase a Ford Focus Titanium registered between 1 March 2001 and 31 March 2017, you will be charged Vehicle Excise Duty based on CO2 emissions, which are categorised by the following bands:

Band g/km of CO2 emissions Cost
A Up to 100 g/km of CO2 £0
B Up to 101-110 g/km of CO2 £20
C Up to 111-120 g/km of CO2 £30
D Up to 121-130 g/km of CO2 £125
E Up to 131-140 g/km of CO2 £150
F Up to 141-150 g/km of CO2 £165
G Up to 151-165 g/km of CO2 £205
H Up to 166-175 g/km of CO2 £240
I Up to 176-185 g/km of CO2 £265
J Up to 186-200 g/km of CO2 £305
K Up to 201-225 g/km of CO2 £330
L Up to 226-255 g/km of CO2 £565
M Above 255 g/km of CO2 £580
Finally, if your Ford Focus Titanium was registered before 1st March 2001, there are two possible tax bands that your car will fall into based on its engine size.
A car with an engine capacity lower than 1.5499cc will be charged £165 annually, with larger engines charged £270 annually.


How does the Ford Focus Titanium compare to other Ford focus models?


Although the list price and tax costs of your car are important, it is also important to bear in mind other important running cost such as the cost of a full service and its fuel efficiency. If you are interest3dedn purchasing a used Ford Focus Titanium, we recommend seeking vehicles with low mileage and an excellent service history, with some of the low-emission models benefitting from cheaper car tax than others.
It’s important to compare the Ford Focus Titanium with the costs of other Ford cars andFocus models to find the best car for you, your needs and your budget.

For example, for a Ford Focus Zetec model, you can expect to pay between £20 - £150 per year to tax your car whereas, a Ford Focus ST would cost you slightly more with tax costs starting from £200. In comparison, an ST-Line 1.5T EcoBoost Ford Focus registered between 31 March 2017 and 15 August 2017 would be liable for an annual road tax of £150.00.

To find out more about our range of Ford Focus models, please contact our team who will be happy to advise.