(Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 08:18PM by Laurel Steele)
Are you on the prowl for a hatchback that presents outstanding driving dynamics in a practical package? Look no further than a used 2017 Ford Focus ST.
Pop the hood and you’ll be greeted by a fiery 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder. This engine can unleash 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque at a moment’s notice. It’s also worth mentioning that this hothatch garnered a respectable fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The latter figure should please anyone who has an inner-city commute that could use some oomph.
Driving enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the Focus ST comes with a manual transmission only. The clutch is communicative, firm, and will catapult you and the car forward - without protest - with a quick up-shift.
Whether you’re traversing highway traffic or twisty back roads, this vehicle loves to show off. The steering is well-weighted, which makes handling a pleasure. According to Jalopnik, this Ford offers the most available power in the FWD compact segment. This is further evidenced by the fact that the Focus ST can gallop from 0-60 in just 6.3 seconds.
Take this hot hatch for a test drive at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today and check out our complete pre-owned Focus inventory online.