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2016 Ford Focus Trend Review

The 2016 Ford Focus Trend is a remarkably impressive package that deserves to gain cut-through with buyers.

2015 Ford Focus ST Review : Long-term report one

The freshly updated 2015 Ford Focus ST rolls into the CarAdvice Melbourne garage as our newest long-termer. Will it make fans of us all...

2016 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus may be one of the world’s best selling cars, but the Blue Oval brand insists topping local sales charts isn’t a priority for its overhauled small car. Proving this, the 2016 Ford Focus ‘LZ’ range drops the entry-level Ambiente specification, which had a circa-$20K starting price that appealed primarily to fleet managers and put it head-to-head with rental car specials such as the Toyota Corolla Ascent and Hyundai i30 Active...

2015 Ford Focus ST Review

There’s a power and performance war at the sharp end of today’s hot hatchback segment - and the latest participant is the updated Ford Focus ST.

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Ford Focus Videos

2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind. So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests… Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...

Ford Focus Facelift at NYIAS 2014

Alborz Fallah takes a look at the facelifted Ford Focus, which brings refreshed exterior styling and a significantly overhauled interior with improved ergonomics.

Ford Focus Video Review

The Focus continues to be one of the best cars to drive in the small car segment, while the Titanium version offers plenty of technology...

Ford Focus ST Video Review

The Blue Oval's first global performance car is a hot hatch that's sharply priced and sharp to drive.

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Ford Focus Comparisons

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison

Small hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus are not selling quite as well as they used to, with the boom in small crossovers such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V eating heartily into their market share. But despite the changing face of the auto market, this segment of vehicle remains Australia’s most popular overall...

Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review

Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There's not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each other in notably different ways...

Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar

Almost anyone can throw on a pair of gym shorts and runners and look reasonably sporting in the checkout line at Coles, and the same is true with cars – the addition of alloy wheels, a spoiler and foglights can suddenly make your small hatchback look at least a bit athletic. As ever, though, it's the muscles beneath the clothes that counts...

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Ford Focus News

Weekend deals on wheels for November 14

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Ford contemplating launch of an even faster Focus RS - report

The latest-generaiton Ford Focus RS may spawn a new, even faster limited edition variant, if a new report is to be believed. Anonymous sources within Ford Performance have told Autocar that the automaker is drafting up plans to launch a quicker, albeit limited production run, version of the Focus RS. Revealed in stages this year, the latest-generation Focus RS is powered by a 2...

2016 Ford Focus RS pricing and specifications

The fearsome Ford Focus RS uber-hatch with its 257kW/440Nm punch will cost just $50,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia from the middle of 2016, the company today revealed. The sharp price of entry for the headliner of Ford’s LZ Focus range thereby commands a $12,000 premium over the current hero, the 184kW ST...

2016 Ford Focus RS to feature stall recovery system

The next-generation Ford Focus RS will be sold with a new stall recovery system. In normal circumstances, a stalled engine requires the driver to shift back into neutral, find the key or starter button, and restart the engine, all while suppressing feelings of shame or embarrassment...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2002 Ford Focus Review

It's funny how history repeats. Ford currently promotes its “One Ford” ideal, where one model is developed to be used around the world. In the mid-1990s Ford was embarking on a similar path. In Europe it was selling a small sedan badged the Escort. In Australia and Asia Ford took a Mazda, changed some bodywork and whacked a Laser badge on...

2012 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus was the top selling car in 2013, surely over 1 million people can't be wrong? When shopping the small car market there are plenty of options from cheap and cheerful to stupidly fast (cough... Mercedes A45). So where does the Focus fall? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this rings true when it comes to cars...

2014 Ford Focus Review

The Focus nameplate is one of the most recognizable in Ford's local lineup and the 2014 LW MKII series Focus aims to continue Ford's legacy of producing stylish and value-packed small cars with a sporty drive. The 2.0L Sport variant that I have been driving for almost one year remains relatively true to the Focus' roots except for one major flaw, which brings down the quality of the overall car...

2013 Ford Focus Review

What does it take to build the world's best-selling car? Think about how many different peoples expectations you have to meet. The word, compromise, comes to mind. And that means something that isn't particularly good at anything. Now I consider myself a staunch petrol head. Someone who tries to guess the make and model of car just by hearing it drive by...

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Ford Focus Galleries

2016 Ford Focus Trend Review

2016 Ford Focus Trend Review

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison
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