2013 Ford Focus ST
If you thought we were wacky for wagons, you should see how happy a hot hatch makes the Car Tech staff. Ford's 2013 Focus ST fits the hot hatch bill perfectly with good power from a turbocharged engine and agile handling that lets its caboose hang loose when you want it to -- an admirable feat for a little front-driver.
The good: The 2013 Ford Focus ST delivers responsive handling and plenty of power from its efficient four-cylinder engine. Voice command handles destination input, music selection, phone calls, and app integration.
The bad: The optional MyFord Touch system has a clunky interface, especially when it comes to navigation. The Recaro seats can be a little much for everyday use.
The bottom line: A very rewarding car to drive, the 2013 Ford Focus ST will satisfy enthusiasts on weekend runs and the daily commute, but the cabin tech is a mixed bag, with the excellence of Sync offset by the navigation system interface.
July 4, 2013 12:01 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Antuan Goodwin
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