2013 Ford Focus ST Review, Price and Specs
2013 Ford Focus ST Review, Price and Specs – The 2013 Ford Focus ST delivers performance like a hot hatchback from Michigan that deliver the poise and polish of a fine European sedan. It’s precise six-speed manual gearbox, powerful turbocharged engine, sharp handling, poised ride and stylish interior with many high-tech options.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST features an innovative European style that powered by a 252-horsepower turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection surely suggests exotic European technology. It’s comes with a comfortable ride combined with agile, a poised, and fluent handling suggests European tuning.
Featured by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, quick-shifting six-speed manual transmission and clever electronics. It makes the 2013 Ford Focus ST be the powerful front-wheel-drive car that tractable and easy to drive quickly. There also available the MyFord Touch and Sync electronics interface for the audio and navigation systems.
Body Details and Features
The exterior colors of 2013 Ford Focus ST will be available in many variant colors includes Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Performance Blue, Race Red, Tangerine Scream Tri-Coat Metallic and Tuxedo Black Metallic.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST is a performance-oriented version of the Focus four-door hatchback. The standard equipment for 2013 Ford Focus ST includes performance summer tires, 18-inch alloy wheels, performance brakes, keyless ignition/entry, an electronically controlled limited-slip front differential, a 60/40 split-folding seatback, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the Sync voice-activated phone and audio player interface. There also available great multimedia features include a six-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, USB/iPod interface and a CD player.
The ST2 package comes with Recaro front sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth/leather surfaces, the MyFord Touch electronics interface with 8-inch touchscreen display and a 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio and satellite radio. The ST3 package will be features with heated front Recaro seats, the ST2′s features and adds xenon headlamps, full leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, Recaro-designed rear seats and a navigation system.
Every ST is available with a sunroof and the optional Performance Pack, which offers the standard 18-inch wheels with a dark finish plus red trim for the brake calipers.
Engine and Performance
The 2013 Ford Focus ST use a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that can produce 252 hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. It’s matched with a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission.
Ford estimates the 2013 Ford Focus ST can accelerate to 60 mph only in 6.2 seconds with EPA estimates reach to 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. It makes this 2013 Ford Focus ST to the top class for fuel economy.
According to the government crash testing, the 2013 Ford Focus ST received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for overall side impact protection and four stars for overall frontal impact protection.
The standard safety features for 2013 Ford Focus ST will be available with stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. There are available Ford Sync system that includes an emergency crash notification and automatically dials 911. The standard features also available with Ford’s MyKey system, which can be used to set certain parameters for teen drivers.
Interior and Features
The interior of 2013 Ford Focus ST as a compact cars comes with an appreciation for fine materials and leading-edge design. The interiors will be attractive with best-in-class materials. It will be comfort and suitable cars that has great performance car, excellent driving position and the optional Recaro front seats that offered in the ST2 and ST3. While the technologies controlled by MyFord Touch like Sync and HD radio help set the Focus ST apart from the pack.
The rear seat is slightly short on legroom, although the Recaro seats in the ST3 make the accommodations perfect for two. The hatchback configuration offers excellent utility, with 23.8 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seats up and a generous 44.8 cubic feet with them folded down.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST also adds entertainment features includes mast antenna, 6 total speakers, 110 watts stereo output, AM/FM in-dash single CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo, speed sensitive volume control, auxiliary audio, input and iPod/iPhone integration and USB connection.
2013 Ford Focus ST Specification
Body Dimension and Details
Width: 71.8 in.
Height: 58.4 in.
Length: 171.7 in.
Front track: 61.2 in.
Rear track: 60.4 in.
Wheel base: 104.3 in.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 23.8 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity: 44.8 cu.ft.
Front License Plate Bracket
Tires and Wheels
18 in. wheels
Alloy spare wheel
P235/40R Y tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Front head room: 39.1 in.
Front hip room: 53.9 in.
Front leg room: 43.1 in.
Front shoulder room: 55.6 in.
Sport front seats
Rear hip Room: 52.8 in.
Rear head room: 37.9 in.
Rear leg room: 33.4 in.
Rear shoulder room: 52.6 in.
Split-folding rear seatback
Remote power door locks
4 one-touch power windows
Interior air filtration
Cargo area light
Simulated alloy trim on dash
Simulated alloy trim on doors
Front and rear reading lights
Alloy and leather trim on shift knob
Leather steering wheel
Front and rear floor mats
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Engine and Performance
Base engine size: 2.0 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders: inline 4
Valve timing: Variable
Torque: 270 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm
Horsepower: 252 hp @ 5500 rpm
Base engine type: gas
Drive type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
MacPherson strut front suspension
Short and long arm rear suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Fuel type: gas
Fuel type: premium unleaded (recommended)
Fuel tank capacity: 12.1 gal.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST price available at MSRP from $23,700 for the Base ST.
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