2013 Ford Focus ST Consumer Review: Affordable performance

2013 Ford Focus ST - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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Affordable performance
By thommills on


2013 Ford Focus ST 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


A great test of a performance car is driving on Italian roads. You pretty much get everything thrown at you, from super fast autostrade winding thru the mountains, extremely narrow roads with severe switchbacks, and fun sweepers thru Tuscany. Those are the places I've been driving my 2013 ST (the base model), from the Dolomites to the Amalfi Coast, and chasing a souped up Megane up the side of Vesuvius (and over taking him). This car does all of it well. It's engine is remarkable, the stearing precise, and the transmission a joy. Any complaints I have are usually over shadowed by the fun of driving this car. Point it exactly where you want to go and it will, happily.

My biggest issue with this car is the entertainment system and the tech interface. I have constant trouble with integrating my iPod or phone to listen to music. Interacting with the menu for mileage, etc., is glitchy as well.

With that said, this is still a joy to drive after nearly 3 years and around 50k miles. Gets great gas mileage, if you take it easy and keep the turbo needle from moving.

Best Features

  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy

Worst Features

  • Climate control
  • Entertainment

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