Alternatives

Used Ford Focus RS 2016-present review

Used Ford Focus RS 16-present
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Focus RS hatchback?

The Honda Civic Type R has been around through several generations. The latest is a humdinger: it handles brilliantly, yet is surprisingly comfortable and easy to live with. It’s practical, beautifully engineered and a joy to drive. Previous models are fast and fun and a bit more raw, but definitely worth seeking out.

The BMW M140i was originally the M135i, and in either guise this modest-looking hot hatch is astoundingly fast, with a great-sounding engine and eager handling. In five-door form it’s reasonably practical, too, but it’s the pure rear-wheel drive handling experience that dominates here.

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Verdict

The Ford Focus RS is incredibly capable and tremendous fun to drive, even if one or two of its rivals feel more sophisticated

  • Lively handling
  • All-weather grip
  • Massive performance
  • Very firm ride
  • Driving position a little high
  • Limited steering lock