2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Ford Focus ST is a pocket rocket that's easy on the wallet - Updated

Ford claims best in class fuel economy with the 2013 Focus ST with 32 mpg highway

Add the 2013 Ford Focus ST to the list of pocket rockets available to enthusiasts in the US. This segment has long been dominated by four entries; The Subaru WRX, The Golf GTI, the Mazdaspeed 3, and the Honda Civic SI. Each of these four vehicles has its own personalities and its own list of plus and minus checks in the capabilities column. One thing they all offer is a world-class sporty driving experience for enthusiasts on a budget. The New Focus ST might bring a new level of frugality to this close-knit group.

Sport Compact Class Leaders
Many car enthusiasts start off in the compact, front drive (or all-wheel drive in the case of the WRX) category and until Ford offered the Focus in ST trim it was never a consideration. These four or five seat, two or four door cars offer practicality when going out with pals, good storage space with rear seats dropped, and are not really economy cars. Most have decent content and won’t embarrass the driver on a first date. These types of vehicles are also used in the various Rally series in the US and world-wide and the Focus is very competitive in that arena. Ford has wisely decided to join the group of sporty sub-compacts and in doing so might just earn itself some customer loyalty as these customers step up to their next ride which might either be a Fusion, or crossover.

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