2013 Ford Focus ST: Space Management
February 7, 2013
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