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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...

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...

Hot hatch comparison: Volkswagen Golf GTI v Ford Focus ST v Renault Sport Megane 265

It’s rare that a higher-specification variant of a popular mainstream car would be the best-seller in the range, but that tells you much about the enduring status and appeal of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. With one in four Golfs driving out of VW showrooms wearing the revered three-letter badge, the GTI is almost ubiquitous on Australian streets...

Small car comparison: Volkswagen Golf v Mazda 3 v Toyota Corolla v Holden Cruze v Ford Focus v Hyundai i30 v Opel Astra v Honda Civic

Before the fireworks are blown at year's end more than a quarter of a million Australians will sign for a small hatchback or sedan, of which about 75 per cent will pick one of the eight nameplates featured in this test. This is the biggest, most relevant test of the year. The catalyst for this mega-comparison is the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf...

Small car comparison: Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda3 v Ford Focus

With an all-new Toyota Corolla launched with a $19,990 price tag, we find out which is the best entry-level small car for the money, putting the world's best selling small car up against the Ford Focus, Hyundai i30 and Mazda3. Words: Daniel DeGasperi. Photos: Easton Chang. Comparison tests don’t come more relevant than this...

Ford Focus ST v Renault Megane RS265 v VW Golf GTI: Comparison Review

The Ford Focus ST has blown onto the hot-hatch scene. Will it cause a hurricane to rip through the rock-solid Volkswagen Golf GTI and Renault Megane RS265?

Diesel Comparison: Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30 vs Mazda3 vs Peugeot 308

Ford Focus TDCi vs Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi vs Mazda3 MZR-CD vs Peugeot 308 1.6 XS HDi Model overview   Ford Focus TDCi hatch six-speed sequential - $29,790 Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi hatch four-speed automatic - $28,390 Mazda3 MZR-CD hatch six-speed manual - $29,230 Peugeot 308 1...

Holden Cruze vs Ford Focus Diesel

Who will win the battle for diesel supremacy? When it comes to buying a decent small to mid size diesel car, it's slim pickings at this end of the price scale, but with the recently released Holden Cruze throwing the metaphoric cat - or is that lion - among the pigeons, we thought we'd pair this newcomer against the ever popular Ford Focus this week to see which comes out in front...