2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Auto Up/Down on All Windows

April 15, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

"It's the little things." We hear that all the time, but it really is the value of special conveniences and thoughtful touches that can make a car seem like so much more than just a moving appliance. When so many cars are so very good, it can be those little things that can make you go, "Both seem otherwise equal, but I'll have one of those, please."

Indeed, it's the little things the Ford Focus does that make it stand out for me beyond simply being brilliant to drive. They also help blur some of the discontent surrounding MyFord Touch. The windows are one such example. They all go up and down with a single touch from the driver's seat. That's a luxury car feature in an economy car and I appreciate it.

Now, Volkswagen has been the king of such "little things" for a long time. Actually, it was their absence that resulted in the most recent Jetta falling from reviewers' good graces. However, the Golf still has them, and since it's the segment benchmark in Europe, it should be no surprise that the "One Ford" Focus has such little touches to keep up with the top dog.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 9,460 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Ford Focus ST in VA is:

$136 per month*
* Explanation