Really Hauls the Family - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Really Hauls the Family

August 14, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

I'd like to claim that I've spent plenty of time behind the wheel of our 2013 Ford Focus ST attending track days and autocrosses and zipping along scenic back-country roads. That would be nice, wouldn't it? But the reality is that the majority of time I've just been using our ST for unexciting things like commuting, errands and taking my family on weekend road trips.

But I do think this lends strong support to the idea that the ST is a car you can drive every day and still have fun doing it.

I really do love our long-term Scion FR-S and Subaru BR-Z, but there's no way I could utilize them the way I have with our ST. They really are just too impractical in comparison.

Yet there are still little moments with the ST that justify it compared to just a regular Focus. It's the way I can easily sweep by dawdling cars on the freeway, or quickly snap through turns, even if they are just city streets near my house. It's also the way the car looks, with its more aggressive styling, big wheels and tires, and big brakes.

The Focus ST is pretty cool.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 11,182 miles


  • pjm75 pjm75 Posts:

    I agree its sort of a jack of all trades, and right now it provides almost everything I'm looking for.

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