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The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus Estate

Overall verdict
Ford gave the Focus a big facelift for 2015, and you know what? It worked. A big improvement.


Ford's fixed most of the old car's foibles - the confusing interior and lacklustre handling to name but two


It's expensive, but being a Ford, there will almost certainly be good deals about


What is it?

The Ford Focus Estate got a big overhaul a couple of years ago. 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. 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
2.0T ST-1 5dr
6.7s 159g/km 41.5 250 £23,360
The cheapest
1.6 85 Style 5dr
14.9s 136g/km 47.9 85 £17,360
The greenest
1.5 TDCi 105 Style ECOnetic 5dr
12.1s 88g/km 83.1 105 £21,140
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