2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Front Headrest Tilt

April 12, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Back in the days of our dearly departed long-term Ford Flex, several editors were not fans of the front head restraint positioning. Essentially, they tilted too far forward in their effort to presumably prevent whiplash. It wasn't a universal problem, as some seating positions put the restraint in a just-right place. I was thankfully in that camp.

Fast forward several years and Ford has largely heard what must have been a common complaint. Most Fords today either have head restraints with adjustable tilt or a completely different design altogether. Note that I said "most" because our Focus ST still has some semblance of the old tilt. Once again I found them to be perfect, but when my much shorter wife tried to take a nap in the Focus ST's snazzy Recaro seat, she couldn't find a head restraint position that wasn't pushing her head forward.

"I'm sorry," I said. "At least the seats are yellow."

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:

$145 per month*
* Explanation