Ford Focus ST 2 (2015) review

Still the hooligan of the hot hatch pack

Jan 2015

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Overall rating

4.5 out of 5 stars


  • Entertaining driving experience linked to easily overwhelmed front tyres
  • Figure-hugging Recaro sports seats best those of all rival cars
  • New dashboard and console layout much improves the user interface
  • Considerably cheaper than key rivals


  • Busy ride quality can become irritating when cruising
  • Visibility issues include an inconveniently-placed A-pillar
  • Steering is a little too light for complete high-speed confidence
  • Exhaust noise doesn't match the drama of the interior sound symposer