(Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 08:19AM by Laurel Steele)
If you want to add some adventure to your morning commute, consider a used 2013 Ford Focus ST. This hot-hatch delivers the speed and poise of a luxury sports car in the body of a comfortable economy vehicle.
Don’t be fooled by the Focus ST’s seemingly innocuous exterior. This Ford is ready for action thanks to its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which cranks out a fiery 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the manual transmission, especially when pushing the Focus ST to the limit. Commuters will enjoy a fuel economy of 23 mpg city/32 highway, which is one of the best in the segment. At the same time, thrill seekers will have fun going from zero to 60 in a very short 6.2 seconds.
Opt for the ST2 package and you’ll get stylish Recaro sports seats in front, along with dual-zone automatic climate control, and aleather wrapped steering wheel. This trim level also comes with the MyFord Touch infotainment system and an 8-inch touchscreen display.
An Edmunds review labels the Focus ST as a European car made in Michigan at an American price. It’s hard to find a fault in that description. Come to Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take a 2013 model for a spin. Click here to browse our complete used Focus inventory now.