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2016 Ford Focus ST

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2016 Base 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $24,425


After Ford killed the SVT (Special Vehicle Team) back in 2005, its U.S. market lacked a high-performance version of the compact Focus until the ST hatchback debuted for the 2013 model year. Last year, all Focus models, included the ST, earned an appearance freshening that included rectangular headlights, a more sculpted hood, new flat-bottomed steering wheel, and new racing stripes. During 2016, Ford is expected to release the hotter-yet RS model, which has been available in Europe for years but never before at American dealerships.

What's New for 2016

Little has changed for the 2016 model year.

Ford Focus ST

Choosing Your Focus ST

Buyers need not be bogged down by excessive choices when shopping for a Focus ST. Only one drivetrain is available, highlighted by a 2-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that whips up 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. This engine mates exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, delivering power to the front wheels, as in all Focus models.

A Focus ST can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, and achieves an EPA gas-mileage estimate of 23 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway.

With no engine or transmission options, the only choices to be made are from the three trim levels. ST2 and ST3 are officially extra-cost option groups, building upon the basic ST hatchback.

Ford Focus ST


Despite ranking as a base model of the Focus ST, the ST1 edition comes quite well equipped. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, a rearview camera, two-tone sports seats, and a rear spoiler. In this basic setup, the ST runs $25,245 (including destination charge). Plenty of options are available for the ST1 trim level, including an exterior stripe, foglamps, moonroof, ambient lighting, and navigation system. All options are à la carte. Ford doesn't bundle any of them into packages for the ST.

Ford Focus ST


Moving into the ST2 trim level costs $2,995 extra, adding premium features that include dual-zone automatic climate control, HID (high-intensity-discharge) headlights, HD radio, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, SYNC 3, voice activation, and partial-leather Recaro seats. As with the basic ST, many separate options can be specified, but no packages.

Ford Focus ST


Topping the ST range, priced at $4,995 above ST, the ST3 trim level comes with heated mirrors and steering wheel, navigation, an overhead console, carbon fiber interior accents, and full-leather Recaro sports seats with powered driver’s adjustment. Just like the above trim levels, you can choose from a menu of individual options.

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CarsDirect Tip

Like the Focus ST models that came before, the 2016 edition is practically a “steal” in its base-level (ST1) format. In fact, it's our personal pick of the lineup. Additional features would do little to make the performance-oriented Focus ST a better car, unless you simply cannot survive without leather or GPS assistance.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 270 ft.lbs.
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 252 HP / 270 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
44.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
91 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
171.7 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
58.4 "
Front Headroom
39.1 "
Rear Headroom
37.9 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
33.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,223 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Painted Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Cloth/leather / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
6 / 10 Sony
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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