2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Still Enjoy Driving It

July 31, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

I took our 2013 Ford Focus ST on a long drive recently. I'm quite familiar with the car, having driven it extensively during the car's nine-month stay at Edmunds so far. Yet I'm finding myself liking our ST even more.

This doesn't always happen with our long-term cars.

Sometimes certain cars we've had over the years have been a letdown after initial hype, or maybe they had too many annoying quirks. But the Focus ST is staying strong. There's no single thing that stands out, so I think it has to do more with me appreciating what the ST offers. It's just such a great all-around vehicle with its strong power, balanced ride and handling, and pleasing utility.

From an ownership standpoint, I think this is important. Were the long-term Ford Focus ST my car, I'd still be really happy parking it in my garage every night.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 16,647 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$136 per month*
* Explanation