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2019 Ford Focus hatch review

The old Ford Focus was under-appreciated, but the new Mk4 model tested here is better again. It's at the pointy end of the class in the areas of driving dynamics, space, infotainment and active safety. Shortlist it.

2019 Ford Focus review

There's a newfound maturity to the all-new Ford Focus, which enters the hotly contested hatchback segment with its most resolved offering yet.

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition track review

A track day in a range of sporty Focuses culminates in discovering whether the addition of a torque-biasing front diff and stickier rubber makes the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition an even greater hot hatch.

2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review

As the most expensive model in the range, the Ford Focus Titanium feels premium – but is it the best buy in the line-up?

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Ford Focus Videos

REVIEW: All-new 2019 Ford Focus ups the ante

The new-generation 2019 Ford Focus is now on sale, and it couldn't have arrived a minute sooner. Can it take the game up to the Golf? Let's find out.

2019 Renault Megane RS v Civic Type R and Focus RS: Hot hatch encore!

Well, you asked for it. When we ran our last hot hatch comparison, Renault had rudely not yet launched its new Megane RS in Australia. So, we had to leave it out, and we wound up with winners in the Honda Civic Type R and the Ford Focus RS. But now the Megane RS is here... can it dethrone our heroes? We went back to the track to find out.

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test, Part 1: Track

It's time. With some new entries in the Australian scene, it's time to pull together some of the most compelling hot hatches to see which is most deserving.  ...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2019 Renault Megane RS v Ford Focus RS v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Does the perfect hot hatch exist? Is your perfect hot hatch someone else's nightmare ride? The latter scenario is probably more likely, but to put the theory to the test, we’ve pitted the all-new Renault Megane RS280 against the reigning champs from our recent hot hatch mega test...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...

2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...

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Ford Focus News

2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival

Ford Australia is expanding the Focus range with new variants and rethinking its marketing strategy, as it plots a sales revival for its small car. Focus sales have plummeted in recent years, with the model set to record its lowest annual figure since the model replaced the Laser late in 2002...

ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...

2019 Ford Focus: Entry-level Ambiente surfaces in Australian govt database

The all-new Ford Focus has already been priced and specified for Australia – including the new crossover-styled Focus Active – but there's still one gaping hole in the line-up: a low-$20k base model. Well, that could all be about to change. The Australian Government's 'Green Vehicle Guide' included a mystery Ambiente variant in its Focus listing – which details a vehicle's CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and noise data...

CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2015 Ford Focus Titanium review

If you can, cast your mind back to when you purchased your first car. Safe to say, it’s normally a pretty exciting time, and it was back in 2015 when I went to buy my first-ever car. After months of researching small cars with a bit of a sporting edge, a decision was made – enter the LW MKII Ford Focus Titanium in Panther Black...

2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo review

Ignition sequence start: seatbelt on, clutch in, start button depressed. Engines are go. The thunderous warble of five force-fed cylinders erupts from the dual exhaust outlets, shaking my garage and everything in it. An offbeat rhythm pulsates through the cabin as the beast breathes deeply, settling to a delicate idle. Turbo and oil gauges come to life...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

Not too long ago, I wrote a review for my 2013 Focus ST I affectionately named 'STewie'. By far the best car I'd ever owned to date, STewie converted me from a Nissan man to a Ford man. With the phase-out of the Focus RS coming, late last year I was battling with myself whether I should upgrade from a perfectly good car, which I loved, to my dream car before it was too late...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

Coming from a 2015 Focus ST LZ, this car is not just an upgrade or swap-over. Its raw power alone will put a smile on your face every time you take off at the lights. The difference between the two cars is chalk and cheese when it comes to handling and performance, and yet both cars are fun to drive...

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