The Ford Focus stands out as the best driver’s car in the class, complemented by a fine ride and decent practicalityget the best price
Builds on entry-level Style trim with front foglights, a heated windscreen, a front centre armrest, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, cruise control and a 6.5in colour touchscreen infotainment system. This includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
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.