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2013 Ford Focus ST Hatchback

2013 Ford Focus Review

(0 Stars)  Building on its success.

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New For 2013
The long-awaited, enthusiast-oriented Focus ST hatchback, powered by a 252-hp turbo four-cylinder mated to a six-speed manual, debuts for 2013. The SEL model has been discontinued, as has the sport package for the SE. The Titanium can now be had with a five-speed manual in addition to the six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Ford presented an all-new Focus last year, and the public has responded by making it one of the company’s most popular vehicles. Like the smaller Fiesta, the Focus is edgy and sporty, and it is available as a four-door sedan or a four-door hatchback. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 160 hp and 146 lb-ft powers S, SE, and Titanium models. A five-speed manual transmission is available only on the uplevel Titanium, meaning that the six-speed dual-clutch automatic will be the most popular choice. The Focus handles well, with little body roll and crisp turn-in, especially when equipped with the sport package (on Titanium models). True enthusiasts will rejoice to learn that the Focus ST hatchback is now available. The high-performance ST has a 252-hp turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, and a stability control system that has a sport mode for tail-out antics. All Focuses have seats that are uncommonly comfortable and a cabin that features a well-designed center stack and lots of available amenities, such as a rearview camera and Wi-Fi capability. The SFE (Super Fuel Economy) Package gets the Focus 40 mpg in highway driving. Speaking of fuel economy, an electric Focus recently debuted. It costs a rather pricey $39,995, although it is eligible for a federal tax credit.

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2013 Focus ST Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L EcoBoost in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 23 MPG city, 32 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 314 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
12.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 252 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 2,500 rpm

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'13 Ford ST Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Rear Spoiler
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Side Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
iPod Connector
Sport Suspension
Blue Tooth Compatible
GPS/Satellite Communication
Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
Full Spare Tire
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