The Ford Focus stands out as the best driver’s car in the class, complemented by a fine ride and decent practicalityread the full model review
Entry-level model gets some decent kit, including 16in alloy wheels, electric windows, driver’s side lumbar adjustment, air-con, a DAB radio, automatic emergency braking and lane assist. It only has a 4.2in infotainment screen, though, and we’d suggest bumping up to Zetec for a few more luxuries.
Engine:1.5 EcoBlue 120
Although we’ve not sampled all the diesels, expect this 118bhp version that we have tried to be the sweet spot. It offers a good spread of shove once you’ve got past its momentary low-end lag and is relatively quiet and smooth on the move.