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5 out of 5 stars

For Nothing else in this class can match the Ford Focus for handling. It’s well equipped across the range, and used cars can be found at an attractive price.

Against Rear legroom isn’t as generous as rivals' and some of the interior plastics feel cheap.

Verdict This version of the Ford Focus continues the model's tradition as one of the best used-buys on the market. It’s now classier and comes with more kit, but is just as good to drive.

Go for… 1.6T 148bhp

Avoid… 2.0-litre diesel 161bhp

Ford Focus Hatchback
  • 1. Nothing else in this class can match the Ford Focus for handling. It’s well equipped across the range, and used cars can be found at an attractive price.
  • 2. Rear legroom isn’t as generous as rivals' and some of the interior plastics feel cheap.
  • 3. Standard equipment is impressive. DAB radio and Bluetooth is standard across the range.
  • 4. The best blend of economy and performance is the 148bhp engine, which averages 47.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 139g/km.
  • 5. Insurance won’t be a huge concern, because none of the range ascends beyond group 19, with the bulk between groups 11 and 14.
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