2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback


$24,775 - $24,775
2017 Ford Focus ST
Save up to $7,969

Pros

  • Powerful turbocharged engine makes for an engaging driving experience
  • Sharp handling around turns
  • Civilized ride quality for a performance car
  • Interior looks stylish

Cons

  • Backseat and cargo area aren't as roomy as those of some rivals
  • Some drivers could find the optional Recaro seats overly confining
  • Automatic transmission isn't available

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Features & Specs

4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Starting MSRP$24,775
MPG25
Seating5
Transmission6-speed manual
Fuelgas
Horsepower252 hp @ 5500 rpm

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Poor man's sports car with four doors and a hatch
I just bought mine recently in the base ST1 trim. The only options on my ST has are the polished rims with black pockets that include red painted brake calipers and the performance all season Pirelli tires instead of the summer only Goodyear tires. Hopefully the Pirelli's are good enough for winter here in Minnesota (Twin Cities metro area). I have always been interested in this car and after driving many economical cars that got great fuel economy, I was getting tired of the lack of performance that comes with that economy. Ford was offering a discount of $3500 off along with another $1000 Fast Cash. The dealer sold me the car at invoice price with these discounts included. I ended up paying $20,500 for a car that said $26,175 MSRP on the window sticker. I was also looking at Fiesta ST's too but they were more expensive and harder to find. The test drive had me sold on this car. Performance is thrilling in every way. Acceleration, handling and braking are at a level that is way above your average Focus. The six speed manual transmission and clutch are a pleasure to use. The steering is point and shoot with excellent feedback. Hustling down some curvy country roads today, I was amazed at how fast I was taking the curves. Of course I was smiling the entire time while I snicked though the gears. This car pulls hard when you dip into the pedal deep. Turbo lag is almost non-existent. The 270 lb/ft of torque peak is at only 2500 RPM's. This car pulls hard from any speed in every gear if you keep the RPM's around that figure. The performance all season Pirelli's worked well for me. I doubt you would want them on a track but for public road use they are great. The suspension is on the firm side but not jarring. You will hear and feel some bumps and the expansion joints on freeways but it is not annoying to me. First tank of fuel after some mixed highway/city driving came in at 27 MPG! A good portion of that was spirited driving on those curvy roads I just mentioned. For everyday use it is just like any other Focus. You will get slightly less fuel economy but you will leave traffic at the stop lights with ease. Same amount of storage and room which is good on the Focus. Not best in class but good enough. Rear seats are a tad short on leg room. Front row is fine. The ST1 trim gets you the basic Ford Sync system with a 4.2" non-touch center screen (It does have a backup camera with distance and trajectory markings) and a 6 speaker single CD, AM/FM radio, MP3 stereo system without Sirius/XM. You also get manually controlled cloth seats with less aggressive bolstering than the Recaro seats that come with the ST2 and ST3 trim levels. The ST1 cloth seats are comfortable and look nice. I don't think a moonroof option is available on the base ST1 trim level. You also don't get the rear seat armrest and cup holders or the sunglasses holder near the rearview mirror. The ST2 and ST3 trim levels give you more options including leather trimmed (ST2) or full leather Recaro seats (ST3) with aggresive bolstering and power controls on the ST3. The ST2 and ST3 trim levels get heated front seats and side mirrors. The ST3 trim also includes a heated steering wheel. The ST2 and ST3 are both equipped with Ford's Sync 3 system, an 8" touch screen and a Sony sound system with subwoofer and Sirius/XM. Integrated navigation is also available on both the ST2 and ST3. The Ford Focus ST is easily the most fun to drive and one of the fastest front drive only cars you can buy today. In its basic ST1 trim it's a steal if you don't need or want all those options on the much higher priced trim levels (thousands higher for each trim level). Everyday usability, decent fuel economy and when you feel like dipping into the turbo's boost, sport car performance. The ST in basic trim is just an amazing car for only $20,500 but if need more luxuries they are available too. I will be driving my Focus ST for as long as it lasts.
My new pocket rocket
Just brought home my new 2017 ST and I love it. This car is what it purports to be; an economical pocket rocket! Bought the base model with all season tires and the nice 18 inch rims with red brake calipers; no other options needed IMHO. Got $3500 rebate and invoice pricing plus great value for my trade. Ride quality and road noise are much better than you would expect for a "focus". Looking forward to many years of lively driving this baby and blowing away all those folks paying $$$$$ more for their "better" brand. Eat my dust and I'll keep the extra $$ in my bank account smiling all the way! Thank you Ford!
Best Bang For Your Horsepower Buck!
I've researched and checked out just about every vehicle under $30,000 that has reasonable power and function and a "fun to drive" factor. I kept coming back to the Focus ST. When Ford recently offered $4500 rebates on the 2017's and learning that the 2018s were not going to change much I pulled the trigger and picked up a base ST1 in Race Red with only the AS tires as an option. I am impressed with the continued quality Ford puts into their vehicles, even at this level. The doors close with a "thud", the interior trim is supple and neat and the dash layout is practical. The center console could be a little longer however. Also I like the large digital speedometer better in the FCA vehicles, compared to the small window Ford provides, between the two analog tach and speed gauges. The front seats are sufficiently bolstered and are much better for my (6'2") frame than the Recaros whose side bolsters uncomfortably cut into both sides of my back. The 6spd trans is nice and tight, with the shifting not notchy. My only regret I guess is that I'll be the only one who can use the ST as my wife can't drive a stick and refuses to learn. I suppose shifting is a pain for many folks who are caught in stop-and-go traffic, or those who want to share time with their various digital devices while driving (or even wanting to drink something while in traffic), but it sure allows you to marry better with the vehicle and its performance. For around $21,000 out the door I couldn't have done better.

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New 2017Ford Focus STBase
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Buyers of compact performance cars can be a fickle lot. That might make one wonder about the prospects for the Focus ST, a car that hasn't changed much since its 2013 debut. As far as we can see, there is no reason to worry. The ST might be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it still represents the best the hot-hatch segment has to offer.

The Focus ST is based on the Focus hatchback; in deference to the whims of the market, a sedan isn't offered, and for that matter, neither is an automatic transmission. The Focus ST gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine turned up to 252 horsepower, which drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. The EPA hadn't published a fuel economy estimate for the 2017 Focus ST when we posted this article; the 2016 model is rated at 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway), and we expect that estimate to drop slightly as the EPA has changed its testing methodology for 2017.

The engine is paired with a sport-tuned suspension with an unusual trait: It can be made to oversteer (i.e. slide from the back end) with relative ease. This is a characteristic rarely seen among front-wheel-drive performance cars, and it is one of the elements that endears the Focus ST to its fan base. The suspension also provides a smooth ride, comfortable enough that buyers can make their daily commute without regretting their purchase. "Summer" performance tires give the Focus ST a strong grip on the pavement, and big brakes and an electronic limited-slip differential round out the performance r´sumé. Zero-to-60 times are slightly behind the pack; Edmunds clocked it at 6.4 seconds, but the Focus ST incurs a penalty due to its low gearing: It requires a shift to third gear whereas most competing cars can reach 60 mph in second.

We're quite fond of the Focus ST's cabin, which is built from high-quality materials and features an easy-to-use infotainment system. But the deeply bolstered Recaro seats — designed to hold occupants in place when the Focus ST is turned up to 11 — can feel restrictive, especially to those who are, shall we say, a little broad in the beam. The backseat offers less legroom than most compact cars, though luggage space is better than other performance hatchbacks.

Ford offers the Focus ST in a single trim level (as a step up, it offers the Focus RS, with all-wheel drive and more power). The standard equipment list features lots of performance hardware; ST2 and ST3 packages add convenience and luxury features. Which variant is the best to buy? Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Ford Focus ST for you.

2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback Overview

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2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,650. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Focus ST Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $7,969 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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