Watch our video review of one of the most important cars of the year – the Ford Focus hatchback. It’s one of Britain’s bestselling cars, but can it close the gap to the benchmark Volkswagen Golf? We test the 2018 Focus’ drive, practicality and interior to find out.

Parkers Video Manager James Dennison is your guide, driving a 182hp 1.5-litre Ecoboost Ford Focus in ST-Line X trim.

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    • Glenn Davis
      Glenn Davis

      I really enjoy my 2017 Ford Focus. It's simple enough to keep price down. Drives nice handles with ease. If your looking economic in coast full coast are low as well. In a world where every car cost is very high. Ford offer's value for cost point.

      about 1 month ago
    • voices

      If "Is it better than a VW Golf?" is in the title it would be nice you have actually address that question in the video.

      about 2 months ago
    • Nick Carvell
      Nick Carvell

      makes me question his review when he says the styling is questionable. it looks great.

      about 2 months ago
    • Joe Oldfield
      Joe Oldfield

      Need some opinions on what car to get.
      The new Ford Focus ST-Line X in this colour but with the better wheels or the Audi A3 Sportback Black Edition in red. Any help? 😂

      about 2 months ago
    • Joe Podmore
      Joe Podmore In reply to Joe Oldfield

      Joe Oldfield depends what you want from a car! Focus exceeds in driving, but you can’t beat Audi when it comes to cabin quality. I would say the Focus is a bit more modern though in terms of exterior styling, the A3 is due an upgrade now.

      about 1 month ago
    • Lotrioni

      i hate a reviewer who is biased, this one starts off right off the bat by criticizing the looks. why don't you present the car and we will decide

      about 2 months ago
    • marklola12

      Ford are just crap at design, the fiesta is horrid on the outside too, the interiors have ONLY just started to look half decent...though kinda dated still when you look at other cars

      about 2 months ago
    • m ws
      m ws In reply to marklola12

      You sound like your being forced to have a Ford, if you don't like it, it doesn't matter does it haha, just because you don't like it doesn't mean people will think that too

      about 23 days ago
    • Al Gooseman
      Al Gooseman

      That adaptive cruise stop and start only works on the automatic version (Adaptive 2)....


      about 4 months ago
    • The Bomb
      The Bomb

      I currently have a ST Line on a 48 hr test drive and it’s styling works for me in fact, it’s actually better in the metal and the colour white does a great job highlighting its shape. The interior is lovely and sporty with good materials. The boot is very usable with easy access. It’s a very nice drive and compliant on British roads. It has gone top of list to buy. I still have a few more cars to test drive before making a final decision like Honda Civic, Kia Ceed, Golf etc. I have tested the Astra and that sits middle of my to buy list.

      about 4 months ago
    • pokernative76

      Intro please?

      about 4 months ago
    • Alexis Tosta
      Alexis Tosta

      The rear is close to the rear of the Fiat Tipo that I love so much ..

      about 4 months ago
    • Hannes Olsson
      Hannes Olsson

      What do you know about 1998??

      about 5 months ago
    • Hannes Olsson
      Hannes Olsson In reply to Hannes Olsson

      @James Dennison 😂

      about 5 months ago
    • James Dennison
      James Dennison In reply to Hannes Olsson

      I was a very perceptive four year-old.

      about 5 months ago
    • ThatLonelyAviator RBLX
      ThatLonelyAviator RBLX

      Are you REALLY comparing this beauty to a disgusting car. Ford any day,. Getting this car next week but in the BRAND NEW X as my Dad works at Fords.

      about 7 months ago
    • Alex Harris
      Alex Harris

      um tsst ah tsst um tsst ah tsst

      about 7 months ago
    • CyAn

      the 1998 focus was pretty boring and ugly, just like most cars that decade and the '00s. At least in my opinion.

      about 7 months ago
    • the links lizard
      the links lizard

      After all that he wouldn't give us his opinion on which one was better.

      about 7 months ago
    • Ofri Klein
      Ofri Klein

      Is this video made in Australia?

      about 7 months ago
    • Parkers Cars
      Parkers Cars In reply to Ofri Klein

      Nope, South of France.

      about 7 months ago
    • Treasure

      I have a 2018 Ford Focus SEL and it’s lit. 👍👍👍👍👍❤️

      about 7 months ago
    • Ronan Lynch
      Ronan Lynch

      Oh dear, you don't appear to have answered the question you posed in the title.

      about 8 months ago
    • willis mckay
      willis mckay

      douche bags love golf, alpha men love Focus.

      about 8 months ago
    • Interceptor254

      what's the difference between the zetec, st line and titanium x?

      about 8 months ago
    • catizirtobe

      Looks better than the old one....

      about 8 months ago
    • Sean van Heygen
      Sean van Heygen

      This is the best looking Ford Focus yet and better looking than the current VW Golf which although looks okay, is a bit plain and boring.

      about 8 months ago
    • Charles Hosea
      Charles Hosea

      Questionable styling? Are you blind? Looks amazing. Great progression from the outgoing looks inside and out. Front reminds me of the new 720s...

      about 8 months ago
    • Johny Ramos
      Johny Ramos

      I own a Focus Im desapointed, Everithing looks great but exterior styling wise ford is making too easy for people to go look somewhere else

      about 9 months ago
    • Johny Ramos
      Johny Ramos In reply to Johny Ramos

      @Godut Everest It is a bit ugly but technically it's still the best

      about 8 months ago
    • Godut Everest
      Godut Everest In reply to Johny Ramos

      You don't look like one

      about 8 months ago
    • interceptor1986

      Focus has always driven better then the Golf no contest.

      about 9 months ago
    • Pit Bull X
      Pit Bull X

      Kia ceed it's more beautifull and better than focus

      about 9 months ago
    • Georgios Kritikos
      Georgios Kritikos

      The Focus always has, and will continue to be better than the VW Golf

      about 9 months ago
    • Gian erico
      Gian erico

      i like the new st line model...its different than the older one...

      about 9 months ago
    • Marcus Degraffenried
      Marcus Degraffenried

      Much better then the old model I would buy one if I had the money I would buy one only in diesel as it better for me would have the 1.0 eco boost but people say the engine only does 90000 miles

      about 9 months ago
    • Mark Jones
      Mark Jones

      I'm not a fan of the afterthought looking screens. I have a 2017 focus st, the screen is integrated into the dash. Looks much better to my eyes.

      about 9 months ago