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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...

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

As they say in the classics, create the hype but don’t believe it. Is the 2016 Ford Focus RS worthy of all the fuss or is it potentially a victim of its own success?

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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...

2016 Ford Focus Titanium: road trip through the Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

Read the full article here. It’s no secret that at CarAdvice.com we love a good road trip and there are plenty of places to explore around Sydney. We’re starting at Bondi and my weapon of choice is the Ford Focus I’ll be driving is the Titanium specification...

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

2016 Ford Focus Sport Review

Read the article here. The 2016 Ford Focus got a new, more aggressive look. The front looks more like the smaller Fiesta and larger Mondeo now, with the trapezoidal grille treatment giving the car more presence on the road. The model range update saw the base model Ambiente scrapped, with Ford slimming the mainstream range to the entry-level Trend, the Sport tested here, and the flagship Titanium...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

2018 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS LE v Honda Civic Type R comparison

Front-wheel drive has been part of the classic hot-hatch formula since the genre was ignited in the 1970s. The layout would dominate any all-time-greats list for the category, featuring the likes of the Peugeot 205 GTI, Renault Megane RS, and of course Volkswagen Golf GTI (Marks III and IV excepted!). Yet, there have long been exceptions, of course...

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to the madness. Each demonstrates a different methodology for doing the same thing — turning a garden variety small hatchback into a bona fide road weapon...

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Ford Focus News

2019 Ford Focus ST spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Ford Focus ST has been spied this week in and around the famed Nurburgring in Germany, giving us a first look at the upcoming hot hatch. Following the reveal of the all-new Focus range last week, this prototype is wearing a subtle body kit under the swirly black-and-white wrap, along with 19-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the current-gen Focus ST...

Poll: 2019 Toyota RAV4 takes down Forester

After being launched side-by-side at the New York motor show last month, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester faced off in our latest poll. The result? A complete walkover for the rugged new Toyota, with 70 per cent of respondents preferring it over the all-new (but similarly-styled) Subaru. Inspired by the FT-AC concept, the new RAV4 is chunkier and tougher than before on the outside...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

2019 Ford Focus revealed, Australian launch confirmed - UPDATE

The fourth-generation Ford Focus has been unveiled after a seemingly endless series of leaks, teasers and spy photos. Ford overnight revealed all three body styles of the new model at once. The hatch and wagon models are primarily aimed at European customers, while the sedan has its sights set on Asia and, presumably, North America...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2017 Ford Focus RS review

I bought a 2017 Mustang GT V8 manual in April 2017, and from the moment I took it home I was very disappointed with the quality of the manual transmission and also the overall build quality of the Mustang. In fact, it really left me perplexed as to how this car made it through Ford's quality control in the States and, if any, our QC here in Oz...

2016 Ford Focus RS review

I recently purchased Ford’s ultimate performance car. I’d had my eye on it for quite some time, and I am blown away with how much fun it is. I’ve owned a Ford Focus XR5 turbo for eight years that I love to bits. However, I did not expect the upgrade to be so impressive. I’ve always been a fan of the hot hatch, and to find a Focus that is only 0...

2016 Ford Focus RS review

  As you approach this tiny but mighty beast, you get the sense that you're in for more of a thrill than you get from your typical practical hatch. The eye-popping blue metallic paint mixed with the black accents is a colour combo that works so well together. Behind the 'spider web' wheels, the huge Brembo brake calipers (that look like they're made for a car twice the size) are staring straight back at you...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

  Having now put 150km on my Ford Focus RS, including a little strap over Mt Dandy – and having come from my Ford Focus ST – I can say they are two very different cars to drive. I have the Mountune kit, lightweight wheels and King Springs on the ST, which give it more poke and less body roll than the ordinary, while the RS sits on Whiteline springs and has the forged wheel package fitted...

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