2017 Ford Focus Hatchback Review

Introduction

The Focus is Ford’s ever-present, big-selling small family car, built to be as many things to as many people as possible. There is a huge range of trims and engines to tempt a broad spectrum of buyers, and the on-board technology is aimed not just at parents and kids, but keen drivers, grandparents, students and, of course, people who just want a known quantity.

 

Body Style: Hatchback                  Seats: 5                             MRP from £19,495 - £27,150

 

Did you know? The block of the Focus’ 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine is so compact it can fit on a piece of A4 paper

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆(6.3/10)

While the material quality and longevity of the Focus feels a step behind some of its rivals, it’s impossible to ignore its combination of mainstream appeal, multi-talented driving dynamics and ease of use. In some trims, the Focus looks desperately bland, while others look fantastic. But every model still manages to drive well. It’s not particularly exciting until you reach ST spec and it’s so common that no matter how you specify it you’ll see cars exactly like yours everywhere. Nonetheless, as a family all-rounder for every day of the week, it’s a good choice.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★☆☆...