Great so far, and huge improvement over 2012 Focus SE
By puzman on
2014 Ford Focus ST 4dr Hatchback w/EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I recently traded my 2012 Focus SE Hatchback 5 sp manual on the 2014 Focus ST with ST3 package (full leather Recaros).
The difference is night and day- it feels like a completely different car.
There is ample power and huge amounts of torque, even very low on the tach, and zero turbo lag.
Steering, shifting, braking, and handling are all very tight and quick.
While the 2012 felt reasonably solid, it did have a few rattles.
The 2014 on the other hand feels like a bank vault- rock solid and dead quiet.
The performance is stunning (other than a bit of torque steer when the throttle is pinned), I'm averaging 26 mpg in the dead of winter, and it's a very quiet and docile daily driver.
The full leather Recaro's are to die for- incredibly comfy, hold you in place, look great.
(I'm 5'8", 165, and they fit like a glove and are comfortable on 4+ hr drives).
While others may have had issues, the MyFord Touch system has been great for me.
I especially like the voice commands.
The cockpit lacks storage for small items (coins, Chapstick, etc).
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