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 UK’s best-selling car, and the car people immediately think of whenever the supermini class is mentioned. For good reason, too. The Fiesta is simply brilliant to drive, with a ride and handling balance that puts many more expensive cars to shame.
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.