2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Kid Tested, Mother Approved

May 29, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

I had our 2013 Ford Focus ST on Mother's Day, and it was the car of choice for driving to brunch. I'm the shortest son at 5 feet 9 inches, but my brothers are both at least six feet tall and they'd be sitting in the back. Would the Focus be big enough for us?

Absolutely. Both of my brothers had plenty of space in the backseat. At Mom's house the Focus ST's outside temperature gauge registered 104 degrees, but the A/C got the black leather down to temperature quickly after brunch.

A few days later I sent Mom a text message asking what she thought about the car and she replied, "Smooth ride. Great get-up and go. Comfortable seating and good dashboard display. P.S. Maybe there should be a warning if the key is left in it."

And that's what Moms are for, right? They remind you to not leave your keys in the car and give you great concise reviews of the cars you bring home from work. Well, at least I remembered the flowers.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 10,834 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