2013 Ford Focus ST Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Ford Focus ST - Road Test Specs

2013 Ford Focus ST Hatchback

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


Year Make Model2013 Ford Focus ST 4dr Hatchback With EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Hatchback
Base MSRP$24,495
Options on test vehicleGroup 201A ($2,505 -- includes Recaro sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, MyFord Touch, 10-speaker Sony audio, HD radio and satellite radio); Tangerine Scream Paint ($495); Power Moonroof ($895); Navigation ($795); Equipment Group Savings (-$120).
As-tested MSRP$29,065
Assembly locationMichigan


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,999/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.3
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)252 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)270 @ 2,500
Fuel type87-octane acceptable + 91-octane for best performance
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 3.231; II: 1.952; III: 1.321; IV: 1.029; V: 1.129; VI: 0.943; R:1.423
Final-drive ratio (x:1)Final (I - IV): 4.063; Final (V - VI): 2.95;


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, lower control arms, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent Short and long arm, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)Variable
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Tire typeAsymmetrical summer, performance (36 psi cold front; 36 psi cold rear)
Tire sizeP235/40 R18 (95Y)
Wheel size18-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front12.6-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.7-inch one-piece solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.8
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)6.6
0-75 mph (sec.)9.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.0 @ 93.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.3
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 92.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)112
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON69.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.93
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.6
@ Full throttle (dB)78.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.7
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,650

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot easy to launch, but not as hard as some FWD cars. Doesn't want to bog or coil like Mazdaspeed 3, but also doesn't leave as hard. Needs about 3,500 rpm and quick clutch engagement for best launch. Wheels spin partway through 1st, then hook. When executed properly, the shift to 2nd doesn't bog. Shifter is vague for this kind of use. Probably fine during daily driving (or even road course use), but not direct enough for drag-style shifting.
Braking commentsSofter pedal than I'd prefer, but stopping seems reliable. Some variation in distance, but no fade.
Handling comments"Skid pad: Readily rotates off throttle, which allows complete freedom of line adjustment here. This car would be brilliant on a road course. Communicative and lively. Fun. Disabling the stability control yields best numbers here.

Testing Conditions

Test date10/2/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)89.6
Relative humidity (%)14.1
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.66
Wind (mph, direction)0.3, tail
Odometer (mi.)1,188
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/36

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23/32/26
Edmunds observed (mpg)24.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)12.1

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionOptional 10-speaker Sony premium audio
iPod/digital media compatibilityOptional iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioOptional Sirius
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive with traffic
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard lifetime free service
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors trunk/hatch

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,223
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,251
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60/40
Length (in.)171.7
Width (in.)71.8
Height (in.)58.4
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Track, front (in.)61.2
Track, rear (in.)60.4
Turning circle (ft.)39.4
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Legroom, rear (in.)33.4
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.6
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)23.8
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)44.8
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)23.8
GVWR (lbs.)4,279
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)980


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles

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