With a capacity of 292 litres, the Fiesta’s boot is on the small side for a car of this size. It’ll hold a few large shopping bags or a big holdall, but not much more. The Focus has 375 litres of boot space, which is pretty average for a mid-size hatchback. It’s enough to accommodate the average family’s weekly food shopping, school bags and so on, although careful packing might be needed when you go on holiday.
Both cars’ back seats fold down if you need to carry bigger loads but if that’s still not enough load-carrying ability for you, there’s always the Focus estate. Its 575-litre boot gives you a lot more space (if not as much as some rival estates) and a couple of Labradors should be perfectly happy in there.
The Fiesta and Focus have similarly generous space in the front seats, with enough for you to get comfortable even if you’re tall and broad-shouldered. Being the bigger car, the Focus is much roomier in the back. Adults can fit in the Fiesta’s back seats, but they have space to stretch out in the Focus. You can just about get five adults in the Focus, too, which would be a struggle in the Fiesta. Both cars have plenty of room for kids in the back, but the view out of the Fiesta’s smaller back windows is fairly limited for smaller people.