2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Recaro Sport Seats

May 9, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Every time I walk up to the 2013 Ford Focus ST, the first thing I notice is the bolstered Recaro sport seat. And I cringe.

Not because of the bolstering. I like that. What worries me for a brief instant is the heavily rearward-angled seat cushion. That angle looks like it would crush the cash and prizes, if you know what I mean.

And I don't want to have to compensate for a rearward-raked seat cushion with a Josh Jacquot-esque forward-of-vertical seatback. That would cut off some circulation to the nether regions for sure.

But once I settle in, things turn out far better than feared. The legs have good support from the cushion, the driving position is plenty upright, and the bolstering, of course, is awesome. And I feel nowhere near as squished down there as feared.

Maybe one of these days I'll skip the first-glance cringe.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 10,570 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$167 per month*
* Explanation