Space Management - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Space Management

February 7, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

There are four DVD cases worth of space in the Focus ST's door pocket. That's a good thing too, because there ain't much storage space anywhere else. The glovebox is flat and suitably deep but there's nearly nada in the center console. Just a little cutout next to the shifter where you can set the key, two cupholders, and a tall, narrow center console where keys, cards and wallets disappear on top of each other. There's also the increasingly anachronistic coin holder.

The door pocket is doubly nice for DVDs, since they're the first things tossed on the floor when leaning into a corner. Though you still suspect designers could find more room in the dash and center stack, the ST's current design feels in line with the car's aesthetic: power, fun, dynamics.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 6,450 miles


  • cwalton1 cwalton1 Posts:

    Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    "it might get loud" is a great film. (it'd be even better without jack white's preening about how "unique" he is)

  • jpaul4 jpaul4 Posts:

    Having a more basic Focus SEL which I love in so many ways, I have to say this may be the biggest negative component of this car. I stayed away from the MyTouch since I consistently heard many complaints about that element of the car; unfortunately there reallly isn't anyway around this. As I look around the car, I fear there may not be a way to fix with a minor resign. Hopefully I am wrong since I hope to add a second Focus (ST version) to family drive in the coming year if Ford can overcome a few of the negative elements pointed out in this very informative long term review.

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