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The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus
Final thoughts and pick of the range
A Mercedes A-Class will impress your neighbours, but it’s you that drives your car not them. This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class. Any family crossover would be into the weeds. (Even the torsion-beam setup is as good as most rival hatches, by the way.)
The driving appeal comes from a balance of sweet engines, fine steering, great cornering and well-tuned ride.
But success in a hatch isn’t just about the drive. The Focus has the rest of the bases well covered too.
Our choice from the range
This is the one we'd pick...