Good choice of engines and trim, easy to drive, ST170 is cheap, fast and fun
Poor equipment on early models
Ford Focus Hatchback rivals
The Focus was nothing short of a revelation when it was launched, offering a superb blend of practicality, comfort and keen handling. A great all-rounder, it continues to be a hugely popular model and with a wide range of engines and trims there's something to suit everyone. Easy to live with and simple to drive, the Focus makes an ideal small family car with the 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre Zetec models the pick of the range.
There are also some excellent TDCI diesels which are refined and ideal for long distance travel.