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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?

2017 Ford Focus Trend review

The updated 2017 Ford Focus Trend hatch offers a very strong argument in the small car segment...

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Ford Focus Videos

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.  ...

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition road and track drive

See the full article here. The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition is an upgraded version of the Blue Oval hot-hatch we’ve loved since it was released in mid 2016. It lifts the price tag from $50,990 to $56,990, though additions include the Performance Wheel Package that was previously a $2500 option and, more exclusively, a Quaife helical-geared limited-slip differential for the front axle...

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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

CarAdvice podcast 122: Aussie entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson!

Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong this week. In car news, an Australian debut has been somewhat confirmed for the high-riding Ford Focus Active, Daimler has appointed a new CEO, the 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol has appeared on an Australian Government database...

Ford Focus Active: Australian debut confirmed through dealer bulletin

The higher-riding Ford Focus Active now appears set for an Australian debut, likely after the wider hatchback range rolls out in November. According to a dealer bulletin distributed this month, the Focus Active will be listed above the Trend in the Focus line-up but below the Titanium, suggesting it'll be priced similarly to the ST Line ($28,990 hatch, $30,990 wagon)...

CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...

2019 Ford Focus pricing and specs

Ford Australia has released pricing and specification details for the all-new 2019 Focus range, kicking off at $25,990 before on-road costs. Headlining the new-generation Focus line-up is the availability of the wagon for the first time, range-wide inclusion of autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with a new three-cylinder petrol engine mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission...

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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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2019 Ford Focus ST spied

2019 Ford Focus review

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