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- Fuel Economy:
23 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4, 2.0L/122
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
2013 Ford Focus 5dr HB ST User Reviews
Great carBy Wallace Allen (I am an Owner), Sep. 07, 2013I traded in my 2010 Ranger for better gas mileage and decided on a "Race red" Focus. I wanted a 2 door but they aren't made anymore. Anyway, I love this car. Handles great, looks good and the options ... more
Terrible carBy Alex Morrison (I am an Owner), Sep. 14, 2013Traded my '05 Focus ZX4 SE 5-speed in for a new, 2012 Focus SE hatch with the PowerShift automatic. The dealer had no 5 speeds and said I'd get better gas mileage with the automatic. Bottoom line: I p... more
Hot Hatch and regular carBy James M (I am an Owner), Mar. 08, 2013Perfect car for showing off the performance,looks and power OR just going to class or work. Fit and finish is perfect plus the Ricaro seats hold me just right. The Ford mytouch sync and Touch screen w... more
Ford Focus Sets New StandardBy Richard Weidman (I am an Owner), Mar. 26, 2013The performance bar for compact hatchbacks has just been raised several notches by Ford. After driving a 2013 Focus hatchback I came away amazed at just how well a compact hatch can handle and drive. ... more
2013 Ford Focus OverviewThe new Focus is offered in 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback forms, in S, SE, SEL and Titanium and ST trims--although hatchbacks aren't offered in base S form and the high performance ST is hatchback only. S and SE models can be had with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmission. SEL and Titanium models only come with the automatic, while the ST is only available with a 6-speed manual.
All but the electric Focus and the Focus ST utilize Ford's 2.0L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, making 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. Ford's Ti-VCT variable valve timing system helps provide stronger response through the rev range while saving fuel at other times. Ford anticipates up to 40 mpg on the highway.
With a 4-wheel independent suspension--combining a semi-isolated front subframe and a control-blade multi-link rear suspension--along with 4-wheel disc brakes in all but the S and SE models, the Focus has stronger performance credentials than most small cars. The suspension is tuned to be quite firm yet has enough give to soak up heaves and potholes; Ford's electric power-steering system provides good steering weighting and responsiveness as well. In addition, a new torque vectoring system, included with the standard stability control system, balances torque delivery between the front wheels for better poise out of corners.
Front seats in the Focus are supportive buckets, with even better, firmer bolstered ones provided with the Sport Package. Both the sedan and hatchback have about the same back-seat space--just ample for most adults. Cargo space is quite generous in either model, with a relatively wide trunk opening in the sedan. In either model, the back seat folds forward nearly flat.
The Focus S model is quite basic, but includes air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and CD sound. SE models add fog lamps, larger wheels, cruise control, and Ford's MyKey system; SEL trims get SYNC, dual-zone climate control and upgraded trims. A Sport Package, including a stiffer suspension, larger 17-inch wheels, summer performance tires and sport seats, is included with the Titanium and available on the SEL.
All Focus models but the base S come with Sync, which provides voice-command-based connectivity with phones and media players and can perform other actions such as reading texts. A new feature called MyFord Touch is included in all Titanium models (optional on SEL) and brings a huge, colorful eight-inch touch-screen display, which can also be controlled through steering-wheel buttons. This system includes more advanced voice control for climate control, entertainment and other vehicle functions, and can also turn the vehicle into a wireless hotspot with a USB-based cellular data modem. It's also packaged with an upgraded Sony sound system, as well as satellite radio and HD Radio with an iTunes tagging function. Other available features in the Focus include multi-color interior ambient lighting, a rearview camera, push-button start, and an Active Park Assist system that steers the car into a parking spot while the driver only modulates the brakes.
The 2013 Focus ST is far more aggressive than its siblings. Its standout feature is a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine producing 252 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque. The ST's suspension has been beefed up and unique 18-inch wheels help to greatly improve the handling of the car, while larger brakes help slow it down. The exterior has also been significantly revised with a unique grill, body kit and rear wing, giving the Focus ST a much lower stance and more aggressive look. Available only as a hatchback and with pricing similar to the Titanium model, the Focus ST offers a bit less luxury but a lot more speed.
2013 Ford Focus Model Changes
The Ford Focus was completely redesigned in 2012. For 2013 Ford has added the sporty Focus ST to the lineup. Featuring a much more powerful turbocharged engine, the Focus ST goes, stops and turns like a sports car, but still offers all of the practicality of the standard Focus.
2013 Ford Focus Value
The new Ford Focus is a small car that offers a number of features otherwise seen in larger or more luxurious vehicles. For instance, the Focus is also the first vehicle in its class to offer Active Park Assist, which can actually guide and steer the car into a parking space if the driver moderates speed with the brake. It's also the first small car to offer Ford's new MyFord Touch system, which relies on a sophisticated touch-screen system and has advanced voice-command features and can even provide WiFi for the car and the area surrounding.
Technology aside, the new Focus stands out from the class for its excellent handling and poise, sporty driving feel, and impressive fuel economy.
2013 Ford Focus Strengths
World-first small-car technology like Active Park Assist and MyFord Touch; handling and poise; fuel-efficient powertrains; sleek, charismatic new style; choice of hatchback or sedan; fully electric Focus available
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