It might be enjoying its swansong, but the Ford Focus still looks impressively fresh and drives better than most newcomers, too. Find a good discount and Ford’s smashhit hatchback looks even sweeter. Its dashboard might still be slightly fussy, but the adoption of a touchscreen and the latest Sync3 infotainment system means you can connect your smartphone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto without a fuss. The ST Line version looks great and should boost residual values, while the full-fat ST is one of the few diesel models on sale right now that feels like a thoroughbred hot hatch.
Price Ј20,220 to Ј30,300 Trim levels Style, Zetec Edition, ST Line, ST Line X, Titanium, Titanium X, ST-2, ST-3 Engines 1.5 Diesel (94bhp), 1.5 Diesel (103bhp), 1.5 Diesel (118bhp), 2.0 Diesel (148bhp), 2.0 Diesel (182bhp) Engines 5-door hatchback and 5-door estate CO2 emissions 88 to 119g/km Combined fuel economy 61.4 to 83.1mpg