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2018 Ford Focus review – fun, but no longer flawed, the Focus back to its best - MPG and running costs

It may not be quite as sharp as its predecessor, but Ford filled in the gaps making for an impressive family hatchback

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  • Classic Focus ‘togetherness’ in the ride and handling; much better interior and ergonomics too
  • Less clarity to the steering than the old model, odd styling

MPG and running costs

Running costs for this type of car are typically slim, with a low purchase price, servicing and parts pricing. MPG figures on this latest Focus are also particularly impressive, ranging between around 60mpg for 1-litre petrols and 50mpg for the 1.5-litre. Automatics drop the mpg by about 5mpg on average.

Diesels really flex their muscles, too, claiming a massive 80mpg in the smaller 1.5-litre engine, with the 2-litre dropping to around 65mpg. Oddly, the automatic gearbox option has little to no effect on the diesel’s numbers. You can probably thank the extra two gears and the diesel’s ability to happily cruise at idle-like rpms for that.

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