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2013 Ford Focus ST Overview

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2013 Ford Focus ST overview

What’s New for the 2013 Ford Focus ST

The Ford Focus ST is brand-new to Ford’s U.S. lineup for 2013.

2013 Ford Focus ST Exterior

The Focus ST is a performance-based version of the Focus four-door hatchback. Sleek lines and an aerodynamic body only hint at its capability to dominate on the road. The Focus ST is a ‘hot-hatch’ – a hatchback car with performance modifications; hot hatch models have become all-the-rage in Europe. Recently, interest has been moving its way into the United States.

2013 Ford Focus ST Performance

Supercharged in just about every way, the Focus ST features turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that produces 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Are you drooling yet?

2013 Ford Focus ST Efficiency

EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined, making the Ford ST one of the more fuel-efficient cars in the hot-hatch class.

2013 Ford Focus ST Interior

The Focus ST takes performance to a whole new level. The cockpit’s layout is smart and functional, the seat and steering wheel create an excellent driving position, and high-end materials make the interior feel as classy as it is sporty.

Opt for the optional Recaro front seats for extra support and a truly high-performance look and feel.

2013 Ford Focus ST Safety

Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags. The MyFord Touch intelligent interface has an automatic emergency crash notification feature when paired with a cell phone, and Ford’s MyKey system allows car owners to put driving constraints on certain keys.

In government crash tests, the Focus ST earned an overall score of four out of five stars, and the best rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash tests.