FORD FOCUS Car Review
A perfect mix of outstanding handling and steering
Hard to imagine that Ford took a huge gamble replacing the famous Escort name with the original Focus.
But the Focus was a ground breaking model for Ford that has gone on to become the best selling car in the world last year.
It’s been either number one or two in the UK ever since it was launched, and that’s because it remains the best all-round family hatchback.
The current model ticks all the boxes for a hatch buyer starting with a striking design. The Focus has a perfect mix of outstanding handling and steering, that makes it ideal for both the enthusiastic driver or parent on the school run.
It’s also got a brilliant slick six speed gearbox that takes the pain out of stop/start city driving.
Ford build cars for owners operating in the real world, so the Focus is practical with plenty of versatility with split folding rear seats and a big boot to go with plenty of leg and headroom for everyone on board.
And the Focus only comes as a five door which makes it even more family friendly.
Excellent engine range, my favourite is the 1.0 litre Ecoboost that feels like a sport 1.6 litre but returns around 40-50 mpg. The 1.6 diesel is also impressive and you get 60/65 mpg plus.
* Ultra practical family hatchback * Smart interior * Excellent engine range *