2013 Ford Focus ST: Storage Space Lacking
November 19, 2012
We interupt our gushing over Ford' hot hatch to mention that the Focus -- ST or otherwise -- lacks storage space. The armrest bin can fit your iWhatever plus maybe some sunglasses and that' it. The little bin west of the shifter is essentially useless. The door bins aren't especially large and the cupholders are only sufficient. The glovebox is on the large side, but no glovebox can only be so helpful considering its location relative the driver.
Frankly, it' not THAT bad for the segment, as I recall the Dodge Dart and Mazda 3 being similar, and a Chevy Cruze being worse. However, a Hyundai Elantra is far superior, and the Honda Civic is a little better as well.
It' certainly not a deal breaker, but I did found myself running out of places to store the relatively few things I keep in the car.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 3,711 miles