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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus ST

£16,260£31,340
8/10
Overall verdict
In credit-crunched Britain, Ford’s got the formula spot-on. Affordable fun: perfect.
 

For: 

Price, yes, but so much more besides: the Focus ST is a great hot hatch

Against: 

The diesel doesn’t quite hit the spot for us

Overview

What is it?

The ST is no longer the hottest Focus around, what with the new AWD RS. That does give it a renewed, slightly softer role in the world, signalled by a sparky diesel version joining the range. And no, it’s not called the STD.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
ST Mountune MP275 5dr
5.7s 159g/km 41.5 271 £24,490
The cheapest
1.6 85 Style 5dr
14.9s 136g/km 47.9 85 £16,260
The greenest
Electric 5dr Auto
11.0s 0g/km 142 £31,340
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