Ford Focus review

Category: Family car

Section: Introduction

Ford Focus 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Focus 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Focus 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 left static boot open
  • Ford Focus 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Focus 2022 boot open
  • Ford Focus 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Focus 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Focus 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Focus 2022 left static boot open
  • Ford Focus 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Focus 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Focus 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Ford Focus and other family cars have faced a serious challenge in recent years as SUVs have become the go-to choice for many buyers. The Focus still does well in the car sales charts, though, and that owes a lot to perhaps its greatest asset – brilliant handling.

For this latest version, Ford has worked to improve the areas where previous generations of Focus have dropped the ball: interior quality, rear leg room, boot space and on-board tech. Those are all things it’ll need to get right if it’s going to be competitive in a hotly contested car class.

So, is the Ford Focus the best family hatchback out? To find out, read on over the next few pages of this review. We’ll cover all the bases, letting you know how it compares with the main rivals for performance, practicality, running costs and more. We'll also let you know which engine and trim combination is best.

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At a glance
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Target Price from £22,280
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RRP price range £23,500 - £37,435
Number of trims (see all)14
Number of engines (see all)4
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions 35.3 - 67.3
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,230 / £2,620
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,460 / £5,241
Available colours