Ford Focus 2.3 EcoBoost ST 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £33,260What Car? Target Price£32,291
Review

The Ford Focus stands out as one of the best driver’s cars in the class ¬– its handling truly entertains if you go for our favourite ST-Line Edition trim. The sharp dynamics is complemented by its decent ride, quiet cruising manners and lots of passenger space. The iffy interior quality and slightly lacklustre performance are the main areas that mark it down.

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The ST hot hatchback comes with lots of equipment as standard, including 19in alloys, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive dampers (not the estate), climate control, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, privacy glass, power-folding door mirrors, heated front seats, a heated windscreen, and a heated steering wheel. The standard infotainment system includes an 8.0in touchscreen, sat-nav, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

The petrol version of the Focus ST is fast enough to live with the Renault Mégane RS and Hyundai i30 N – though not the Honda Civic Type R – in a straight line. There’s an augmented engine note that includes some smile-inducing firework theatrics from the exhaust, but it’s not into the realms of the ridiculous.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

35.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

273

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

183

g/km

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