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Ford Focus ST Reviews
Carbuyer94
Parkers90
Autocar90
AA90
Auto Express80
Car Keys80
What Car80
Top Gear80
The Telegraph80
Total Aggregate Score
85
4.7
4.7 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The Ford Focus ST offers great value and proper performance in a practical hatchback body. It’s a bit raw, but it’s very exciting to drive.
4.5
4.5 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
Yes, this version is quick and yes, it handles fantastically well, but it’s equally at home pottering around the city centre as it is on a challenging B-road. In that respect it represents the perfect compromise – a hot hatch that is entirely usable as a daily driver.
4.5
4.5 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
To many, the new Focus ST will be no less a hot hatch for being intended for the road. As a fast front-driver to use every day, we’d rate it higher than any.
4.5
4.5 / 5
AA
Review Summary
The Focus ST is still the hooligan of the hot hatch pack and revels in the role. Tweaked styling makes it the best-looking of all its rivals and its reluctant traction control only emphasises its bad-boy image.
4
4 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
The latest Ford Focus ST hot hatch looks sharper, handles better, and now comes with a diesel and auto options.
4
4 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
As a way of covering the ground quickly with minimal stress and bother, then, the ST is greatly to be recommended. Just try to avoid the temptation of accepting all the engine has to offer and you'll be fine.
4
4 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The Focus ST is still one of the most enjoyable all-rounders in the hot hatch class. It's good value and easy to live with.
8
8 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
In credit-crunched Britain, Ford’s got the formula spot-on. Affordable fun: perfect.
4
4 / 5
The Telegraph
Review Summary
The ST is a sort of everyman hatch, what we used to call a souped-up Ford. It's a daily driver, it won't break the bank to buy or run, but it can also be pedalled pretty fast and it handles beautifully. A winning combination? You bet.
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