Ford Focus

Ford Focus information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the big-selling mid-sized hatchback. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine's news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Focus car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on 'More' to browse even more of our archive.

Background
The Ford Focus has long been one of Britain's best sellers – and the new Mk3 Focus is continuing that accolade. There's an extraordinary range of tech and engines on offer, including the latest downsized EcoBoost turbos. For more information on the Ford Focus, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test
This is one of the landmark cars of recent years; the Mk1 Focus arrived in 1998 and blew away the crumbling memories of several generations of Ford weakness in Europe. Since evolving through Mk2 to today's Mk3, it has lost some of its edge, principally because the VW Golf has caught up and it's no longer head and shoulders above its rivals' dynamics. But it remains a good car to choose, and you can pick from hatchback or estate bodystyles (the latter being a highly practical, good-value wagon). The ST hot hatch model offers great performance on a budget.

The one we'd buy
1.0 EcoBoost

The one we'd avoid like the plague
2.0 TDCI

Rivals to consider
Audi A3, Honda Civic, Toyota Auris, VW Golf

For
The modern backbone of Britain, good to drive, vast choice, fun ST

Against
Not quite as brilliant as the first-generation of Focus

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