For many, the Ford Focus embodies the whole small family car sector. It’s one of the best cars of its type to drive, with agile handling, a comfortable ride and punchy engines. It’s also affordable to buy and run, and it’s practical enough for a small family.
The yardstick by which all other cars of its type are measured. Dripping with desirability and quality, and with a wide range of engines and bodystyles available, the 3 Series can be anything you want it to be. Choose the right one, and it’s also sensational to drive.
The new Astra is among the front-runners in the small family hatchback class, and considering the strength of the competition, that’s praise indeed. Comfortable and engaging to drive, well equipped and easy to live with, it’s an excellent all-rounder.