Ford Focus

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Remember the Ford Escort? First launched in 1968, with the nameplate finishing its production run in 2000 after six generations, for most modern car buyers it’s now a distant memory. And that’s thanks to the Ford Focus hatchback, which replaced it in 1998. For the last three generations, it’s been a consistent best-seller for Ford and beating such rivals as Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic.

  • Ford Focus RS (16 on)
  • Ford Focus ST (12 on)
  • Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18)
  • Ford Focus Estate (11-18)
  • Ford Focus RS (09-10)
  • Ford Focus ST (06-10)
  • Ford Focus Coupé Cabriolet (06-10)
  • Ford Focus Hatchback (05-11)
  • Ford Focus Saloon (05-09)
  • Ford Focus Estate (05-11)
  • Ford Focus RS (02-03)
  • Ford Focus Estate (98-04)
  • Ford Focus Hatchback (98-04)
  • Ford Focus Saloon (98-04)

Remember the Ford Escort? First launched in 1968, with the nameplate finishing its production run in 2000 after six generations, for most modern car buyers it’s now a distant memory. And that’s thanks to the Ford Focus hatchback, which replaced it in 1998. For the last three generations, it’s been a consistent best-seller for Ford and beating such rivals as Vauxhall Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Civic.

When the Ford Focus first arrived it revolutionised the traditional family hatchback sector with handling, agility and feedback far better than most rivals. Quality was also improved, cabin space increased, fuel efficiency and performance bettered and the design felt like it arrived from a future decade.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Ford Focus ST 2012 on

4.5 out of 5
Ford Focus ST 2012 on

New price range:
£22,005 - £30,095

Used price range:
£6,148 - £23,310

  • Excellent handling and performance
  • Solid interior
  • Plenty of safety kit
  • Dull steering
  • Not quite as good to drive as a Renaultsport Megane

Ford Focus Hatchback 2018 on

4.75 out of 5
Ford Focus Hatchback 2018 on

New price range:
£18,300 - £29,550

Used price range:
£12,720 - £23,754

Ford Focus RS 2016 on

4.5 out of 5
Ford Focus RS 2016 on
  • Staggeringly fast
  • Incredible handling
  • Strong resale values
  • Design is reserved for an RS
  • Cabin could be more interesting
  • Smaller boot than Focus ST

Ford Focus Competitors

Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

Renault Megane

Renault Megane