Read more about the 2017 Ford Focus RS Review at AutoGuide.com.Count me among the embittered, my frustration growing with each passing year as another European sports wagon or hot hatch fails to make it to this side of the Atlantic.
But the tide is slowly turning, and with it, my feelings from frustration to jubilation, as more and more bubble-backed dream machines make their way to North American shores. Among the latest to do so is the Ford Focus RS, a rally-inspired ride that would make even the most die-hard Subaru fan blush.
The Focus RS is the third — and hottest — hot hatch in Ford’s current crop of cars, joining ST versions of the Focus and smaller Fiesta. And while those two are easily counted among the most fun-to-drive cars on the market today, they seem optically ordinary when lined up next to the RS.