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Ford Focus RS review – MPG and running costs

The Focus RS impresses with strong performance and great handling

Evo rating
Price
from £32,795
  • Incredible pace while being fun and adjustable
  • Interior lacks sophistication and quality of German rivals

If you’re really fussed about such things as MPG, the Focus RS probably isn’t for you. Its official combined MPG figure is 36.7mpg, however try to use any of the RS’s performance and that will plummet.

The Ford sits in insurance group 40, the same as an Audi RS3. So, although not likely to mean cheap insurance, it won’t be the crippling costs previous RS model Fords have suffered.

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One of the biggest costs will be tyres. The RS’s aggressive chassis and drivetrain suggests it might eat through tyres quickly. A set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports will be over £650, but if you opt for the grippier Cup 2s (although we can’t imagine you’d need more grip than the Super Sports provide on the road) you’ll need to find over £800 to replace all four.

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