By Staff Contributor.
The 2013 Ford Focus ST really does deliver performance, power with precision, “strength with agility, force with finesse”. The Focus ST has a 252-horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost engine helps Focus ST achieve best-in-class manual fuel economy honors. The ST’s high-performance brakes, uniquely tuned sport suspension make Focus ST stop and turn as quickly as it goes, which is great when trying to find a parking spot at the mall.
Lets start with the Focus ST engine with its 252 HP, 2.0L EcoBoost engine that helped it receive best in class manual fuel economy honors. High performance breaks with sport-tuned suspension makes it stop and turn as fast as it goes. Ford discloses; EPA-estimated 23 city/32 hwy/26 combined mpg, 2.0L EcoBoost. Class is High-Performance Small Cars vs. 2012/2013 competitors.
The Focus ST Technology connects you quickly with the voice activated SYNC with MyFord Touch you can use voice commands and the steering wheel controls to stay connected while driving. Keeping you hands free and your eyes on the road – safety first!
The 2013 Ford Focus Electric is the “most fuel-efficient compact car in America” it is powered exclusively by a lithium-ion battery system. It has a city fuel efficiency rating of 110 MPGe, which is the best city rating in its class. Ford does disclose on the MPGe: that the EPA-estimated 110 city/99 hwy/105 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.
Regenerative brakes capture more then 90 percent of the energy normally lost through friction brakes, and then it recycles it to recharge the batteries. This help the driver optimize the use of the regenerative brakes, using the Brake Coach to maximize the range of your Focus Electric.
Intelligent Access with push-button start means there’s no need to dig out your key fob from you purse, pocket or briefcase. If in there you, simply press the push-button start after you are in the drivers seat and buckled up then you are on your way. Here is our favorite feature on the Focus Electric; Focus Electric comes with a standard 120-volt convenience cord, which allows you to charge by using a standard 120-volt household outlet.
Now for the interior it easily seats five, ambient lighting with 7 colors, Sony auto and HD radio plus the iTunes Tagging convenience. The Eco friendly interior is a top LIKE for us here at AutoComparison the eco-conscious seat fabric made of REPREVE fiber from 100% recycled material, the cushions are made of bio-based foam derived from plant seed oils make you feel so close to Mother Earth.
(Note: All vehicles provided by manufacturers for comparison test purposes. Photos provided by Ford.)