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Ford Focus ST (2012-2018) review

£20,460 - £31,585
Published: 02 May 2018


What should I be paying?

Value was always an ST forte, but very few people bought the entry-level, £22k version, so Ford now only offers the smarter ST2 and ST3 variants.

The latter gets Ford’s swish new Sync 2 touchscreen media system but, at nearly £28,000, it’s priced against very tough competition. The brand new Renault Megane RS has another 30bhp, much sharper handling and costs £500 less. The Hyundai i30N Performance is also 30bhp healthier, has a massive warranty, tons of equipment and is priced similarly. Good job Ford dealers are known for their discounts: insist on a big 'un, or an irresistible lease deal, if you're choosing this over newer, sharper competitors.

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When it comes to running costs, Ford claims 41.5mpg for the petrol ST and 67.3mpg for the diesel ST. We know most figures like this can be taken with a pinch of salt, and if you thrash the petrol you'll be looking at mid-20s.

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