2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Still Really Like Sync

June 6, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Earlier this year I wrote how I forced myself to use our 2013 Ford Focus ST's Sync voice-activation system for a week as a test. I wanted to find out what it was like controlling everything from activating navigation to adjusting the climate temperature. Overall, I was pretty impressed.

I hadn't driven our Focus since then. But I'm back driving it this week, and I instantly found myself immediately using Sync again. I wasn't expecting that.

I still really like Sync for three reasons: 1) The voice recognition software works quite well. 2) I can keep my hands on the steering wheel almost all of the time. And 3) I find it is actually quicker to use Sync to select music on my iPhone than just about any other car's "normal" audio interface. There's no menu structure to deal with. Just say what you want to hear and go.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 12,713 miles

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

$136 per month*
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