There are a lot of things to love about the fourth-gen Focus, as we have come to know from previous reviews.
For starters, it’s all-new, not only on the outside and in the cabin, but beneath the skin, too. Thanks to the new platform, interior space has grown significantly, and this is noticeable on the rear bench, which can gladly accomodate three adults.
Speaking about the cockpit, it’s worth noting that the new Focus feels very well made, despite having some scratchy plastics further down, but this is something more or less common in the compact class. Moreover, all versions get a floating-style infotainment system as standard, but you may want to avoid the base model as it has a tiny screen.
The build quality is not on the same level as the Volkswagen Golf, but it’s not far off either, according to CarBuyer who did this review. Also, despite having a larger footprint than the Mk3, the Mk4’s boot space has not improved; moreover, it’s smaller than the Golf’s with the rear seats up, but larger with the seats down.
The Focus has always been known for being very quick to respond on twisty roads, and the new one doesn’t disappoint. In fact, its handling is described as being “easily best-in-class”, which shows that Ford hasn’t dropped the ball on this one.
However good it might be, though, the Focus must have its flaws, right? The full review is available on the following video, so you can watch it and find out what they are, as well as the overall verdict.