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In turbulent times, it’s good to know that the Ford Focus ST remains a constant – at least in the hot hatchback sector. You see, Ford has an immense and enviable legacy of building great performance hatchbacks, and there's been a sizzling ST version of all four generations of the Ford Focus.
The Focus ST is available as a hatchback or estate car and you can have a manual or automatic gearbox. The 276bhp petrol engine is a detuned version of the turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder in the Ford Focus RS so it has a dash of pedigree to go with its healthy dollop of performance.
The Focus ST produces 276bhp.
The Ford Focus RS is quicker – although it was discontinued in 2018, the RS would still beat the ST in a 0-62mph sprint.
No, it's still available new. For the latest prices, see our New Car Deals pages.
|RRP price range||£36,950 - £39,950|
|Number of trims (see all)||1|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||35.3 - 35.8|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,502 / £2,875|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£3,003 / £5,751|