We’ve compared the Focus RS to other cars in the segment; Golf R, STI, Civic Type R, etc. Well now, Auto trader has performed the granddaddy of all hatchback tests and it is 35 minutes and 58 seconds well spent.
The Focus RS went up against 9 of its main rivals in a 10 way competition at the Anglesey circuit in North Wales. Each vehicle will go through a series of dynamic tests but, the most important factor in their decision will be how much fun they are to drive.
In the lineup is Ford’s new Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i and Subaru Impreza WRX STI. First, the list will be cut down from 10 vehicles to three and then one of the finalists will be crowned Britain’s best hot hatch.
The Hot Hatch Competitors
2016 Hot Hatch Stats Comparison
First cut will be made after a series of track tests, then the three finalists will be put through a series of tests including a road trip through the North West. We wouldn’t want to give everything away so we’re only showing you the contenders, their statistics and how they performed on the track.