Ford Focus ST review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Ford Focus ST 2021 front
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 front
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 rear right cornering shot
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 right side panning
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD boot open
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 front
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 rear right cornering shot
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD infotainment
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 right side panning
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

In turbulent times, it’s vital to celebrate life's wonders: glorious sunny days, your child’s first birthday party, swerving every other child's first birthday party – and hot hatches like the Ford Focus ST

But is the current Focus ST actually worth celebrating? Ford has an immense and enviable legacy of building great high-performance hatchbacks (including the excellent Fiesta ST), and in this review we intend to reveal whether this latest incarnation is yet another hit, or a rare miss.

You get bigger brakes than the standard Ford Focus comes with to scrub off speed more effectively, while the steering and suspension are also bespoke and tuned for increased agility.  

The big question, then, is whether or not the Focus ST is the king of the hot hatches. We'll let you know if you keep reading this review.

We'll also compare it with its rivals, including the Honda Civic Type RHyundai i30NRenault Megane RS and Toyota GR Yaris. Oh yes, and let's not forget the original hot hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf GTI

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