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2019 Ford Focus Active review

The new Ford Focus Active is a crossover, but perhaps not in the way you might think.

2020 Ford Focus ST review

We've got to wait a while longer for it to reach Oz, but the ST is worth keeping your legs crossed for.

2019 Ford Focus Active review

The new Ford Focus Active has landed, bolstering the Blue Oval's Focus line-up in Australia. But do its rugged looks translate to driving capability?

2019 Ford Focus Titanium review

A more premium take on Ford’s small hatch has arrived in Australia, right as competition in the class heats up. Will the new Focus Titanium get the attention it deserves this time around?

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Ford Focus Videos

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

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...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2019 Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV v Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comparison

High-riding hatches, pretend SUVs... whatever you want to call them, the look is taking off around the world. Which of these three is most deserving of your attention?

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2019 Ford Focus ST-Line v Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Kia Cerato GT comparison

Not everyone wants a full-on ‘hot’ hatch. Some people just want something with a bit of poke, contemporary tech and a reasonable price tag packaged into the right body style. It’s actually quite a cluttered segment, full of viable options. We’ve assembled three of the newest here, with a goal of finding the car that balances the key attributes of performance, handling, comfort, tech and value best...

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Ford Focus News

Ford Focus Ambiente launched and dropped within a month

The Focus Ambiente has been kicked out of the Australian market before it got a chance to settle in, with Ford Australia announcing its quietly-introduced price leader has already been axed. In a statement issued today, Ford Australia said the entry-level Ambiente variant of its new German-sourced Focus range – priced from $23,490 plus on-road costs – will be dropped shorty after its limited release, making the Trend the entry point once again...

2020 Ford Focus ST wagon unveiled

Ford of Europe has revealed a more practical alternative to the Focus ST hatch, but it's reserved for overseas markets unfortunately. As with the hatch, the Focus ST wagon is available with either a 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, or a 206kW/420Nm 2.3-litre turbocharged petrol mill...

CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...

Ford Focus Active delayed until June

Ford Australia has delayed the launch of its new Focus Active crossover until June, after previously being slated for a March arrival Down Under. The Blue Oval was unable to confirm exactly why the new model has been delayed, either – much like the Fiesta ST hot hatch, which is now scheduled to arrive very late this year...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2006 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo review

Do you wish your daily driver added a bit more oomph to your commute, while still offering the practicality to get from A to B? Does your current ride no longer spark joy? Let me present you with the Ford Focus XR5. I first laid eyes on this hot hatch when I was 16, accompanying my dad on a drive to the other side of town...

2013 Ford Focus TREND review

After owning my Ford Focus Trend for nearly 3 years, I feel like I’m in a great position to torque about what makes it a great car. I bought this car in 2016 after learning to drive in my Dad’s Focus (the same model but his is silver and mine is red so mine obviously goes faster). Most of my driving is done on my daily commute to and from work, and it’s wheely easy to load up and go...

2017 Ford Focus ST2 Review

Just over two years ago I made the spontaneous decision to buy a Focus ST! I went to the local Ford dealer to look at a Falcon Ute, and due to the end of production, buying the Ute just wasn't possible. I remembered looking at an ST previously and liking what they were about. Hot hatches had always appealed to me (I had also looked at the Golf GTI, but the pricing turned me off)...

2013 Ford Focus Sport review

After almost five years of ownership, the time has come to upgrade to a larger vehicle for the larger family. I thought the time was right to finally submit a review. Replacing a VE Calais V V8 that, while fast and comfortable, was chewing through $120/week in fuel (500–600km/week) and beginning to rack up repair costs, the brief was something fun to drive, economical, and manual...

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