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The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus

Overall verdict
The Focus is back to being one of the best family hatches you can buy. Keen drivers, look no further.


Ford's improved the weak bits and rekindled some of the famed Focus verve


Those prices are looking pretty ambitious


What is it?

The Ford Focus last year got a big overhaul. It’s a mid-life nip and tuck for the third-generation model. From the outside, the changes are slight, with new lights and a glitzier grille pretty much the sum of it (saying that, the effect is pronounced, making it seem prettier and less dumpy). You can’t blame Ford for leaving the design largely untouched, though: this has been the world’s best-selling car for the last two years, and this new one is all set to extend that run. 

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 £31,625
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