2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Heavy Hatch

June 25, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Last week I wrote a quick post about our 2013 Dodge Dart's trunk lid. Basically said how easy it was to lift the hatch after popping the trunk open with the remote button.

This weekend I found our 2013 Ford Focus ST to be the complete opposite. The photo above shows how far the hatch lid pops open after pressing the remote button. It's barely wide enough to slide your fingernail into the "gap," let alone an entire hand. Plus, a full hatch door with a spoiler makes it inherently much heavier to lift.

Of course, not everyone is concerned about convenient cargo access. But if you have your hands full of stuff more often than not, you'll notice this issue real quick.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 11,875 miles

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