Ford Focus ST review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 right tracking
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front right static
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear light detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 wing mirror detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD boot open
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 interior dashboard
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD rear seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2021 interior infotainment
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 right tracking
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 front right static
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 rear light detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 wing mirror detail
  • Ford Focus ST Edition 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD front seats
  • Ford Focus ST 2019 RHD boot open
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Introduction

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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-hatch sector.

You see, Ford has an immense and enviable legacy of building great high-performance hatchbacks (including the excellent Ford Fiesta ST), and there's been a sizzling ST version of all four generations of the Focus. As with the previous-generation model, you can order this latest Focus ST with a petrol or diesel engine and either a hatchback or estate body.

The big question, then, is whether the Ford Focus ST is the king of the hot hatch category. We'll let you know over the next few pages of this review.

We'll also compare it with its rivals, including the Cupra LeonHyundai 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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RRP price range £35,785 - £35,785
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 34.9 - 34.9
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,164 / £2,581
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,328 / £5,163
Available colours