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2021 Ford Focus Active review

With Ford focusing on three models in the Focus line-up, what purpose does the Focus Active serve exactly – the perfect crossover offering or a pointless jacked-up hatchback?

2020 Ford Focus ST review

The new Ford Focus ST has arrived with the option of an automatic for the first time. And we've tested both.

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.

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Ford Focus Videos

2020 Ford Focus ST manual v automatic motorkhana comparison

We set up an age old battle three pedals vs two with the new Ford Focus ST. To compare we've also got the Focus RS MKII but who will win? The second-generation Ford Focus RS was a turbocharged rally car for the road (and wouldn’t have looked out of place on a WRC stage)...

Video: 2020 Ford Focus ST v Hyundai i30 N motorkhana comparison

Can the latest Focus hero defeat Hyundai's brilliant hot hatch? NOTE: We're aware of the '553Nm' slip. As epic as that would be, the i30 N of course offers 353Nm of torque. ...

2020 Ford Focus ST review

We get behind the wheel of the Blue Oval's new performance hot-hatch in automatic and manual.

Best small crossover: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack v Ford Focus Active v Subaru XV

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?

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2020 Ford Focus ST v Hyundai i30 N comparison review

The 2020 Ford Focus ST carries a burden that wasn’t anticipated for its place in the hot-hatch world. Ford’s decision earlier this year to axe development of a next-generation RS model means the ST must now serve as the fastest Focus to challenge a gamut of rivals. It’s not bringing a knife to a gunfight, though. Ford has installed the last RS’s 2...

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...

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Ford Focus News

2019 Ford Focus recalled with wiring fault that could cause the engine to lose power

Ford Australia has recalled 342 examples of its 2019 Focus, citing a potential wiring fault which could cause the car to lose engine power without warning. The affected vehicles were manufactured between 28 September 2018 and 16 May 2019 (Model Year 2019). The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “Damage to the wiring loom may lead to reduced engine power and engine stall...

2021 Ford Focus ST-3 price and specs: Fully-loaded hot hatch arrives in limited numbers

2021 Ford Focus ST-3 pricing and specification 200 examples to be offered, on sale late 2021 Additional features include adaptive headlights, panoramic roof, blind-spot monitoring Priced from $47,990 before on-road costs, with an automatic gearbox only The 2021 Ford Focus ST-3 has been announced for Australia, adding a selection of luxury features to the Blue Oval's flagship hot hatch...

Today’s Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST likely the last before electric switch

Hot hatch fans likely have only a few years to enjoy the last “analogue” versions of the Ford Fiesta ST and Ford Focus ST. Both models are expected to be the last of their breed amid a bold plan by Ford Europe to switch to hybrid or electric power by 2026 – and pure electric power for all models by 2030 – announced last week...

2021 Ford Focus ST price and specs: Hot hatch gains tech, loses equipment

2021 Ford Focus ST updated Heated seats, premium sound system, blind-spot monitoring and more dropped New digital instrument cluster added, plus adaptive cruise control for manual models Changes arrived in August 2020, and carry over into 2021 Price increased by just $200, to $44,890 plus on-road costs Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Ford Focus ST have emerged, revealing an array of minor tweaks to Ford's hot hatch hero...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2020 FORD Focus ST review

I have owned numerous 'hot hatches' in the past, including a 2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo, 2015 VW Golf R manual and a 2013 Ford Focus ST. I wanted a new car with strong performance and practicality as I have two young children to cart around from time to time. When looking at a replacement for my 2013 Ford Focus ST, I wanted something with character but less torque steer as I didn't fancy ending up in the scenery...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

I think by now most people know all about the Focus RS in terms of its data and spec sheet. TL;DR - it's a fast hot hatch. But for anyone who owns one, it's much, much more than that emotionally and spiritually... good and bad. Like a lot of kids growing up, I always dreamed of owning a sports car. Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti..

2005 Ford Focus CL review

It all started in 2008. My parents were looking to downsize from their 300,000km old EB Falcon. The $13,990 driveaway Getz was a prime candidate, but that was $17,990 for a 5-door automatic with the 1.6-litre engine. The local Ford dealer had Fiesta’s advertised for the same price, but upon arrival at the yard ‘they’d all sold’, and new stock was $22k - the same price as the then brand new, 2007 Focus...

2011 Ford Focus Trend sedan review

It was released back in 2011, and announced even longer ago in 2010. I sure do feel that the LW Ford Focus has aged extremely well when compared to Corolla, i30 and Cerato of that time. Modern technology (still not found in some 2019 small cars), advanced driving aid firsts, and also class-leading driving dynamics made this German-built small car so good that it was even in the top 10 best selling cars in Australia in 2012 - receiving many awards from various motoring outlets...

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