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2016 Ford Focus STView 2018 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

2016 Ford Focus ST Exterior

2016 Ford Focus ST Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable
  • New, more responsive SYNC 3 technology
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Performance-oriented hatchback
The 2016 Ford Focus ST is back with the same exciting performance and new SYNC 3 technology.

The sporty hatchback maintains the same look as its 2015 predecessor on the outside with a standard rear spoiler, dual-pipe exhaust, and 18-inch gray alloy wheels with red brake calipers that help maintain the car’s hot hatch street cred. The front fascia allows for larger fog lights along with new LED accented headlights.

Under the hood, the 2016 Ford Focus ST sports the same powerful 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine with an impressive 270 pounds-feet of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission comes standard and is the only transmission offered for the performance hatchback. The Focus ST is equipped with a torque vectoring system that allows the front wheels to turn at different speeds and therefore combats the torque steer that generally arises with high-torque front wheel drive cars. This, along with the refined electric power steering, allows the car to combat understeer and improve handling.

On the inside, the Focus ST highlights its redesigned center stack with climate and audio controls that are easier to reach and use. It features three new gauges on top of the center stack which display turbocharger boost pressure, oil pressure, and oil temperature. The flat-bottomed steering wheel also helps maintain the sporty feel of the car. The Focus ST is equipped with a smart charging USB port that charges devices twice as fast. Standard features include the new Sync 3 with Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, and remote keyless entry. Available options include navigation, MyFordTouch, automatic climate control, and a sporty set of Recaro front bucket seats.

The Focus continues to come equipped with standard safety features such as a backup camera, joining all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and six airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 MPG
  • Highway: 30 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.4/5
Value:
4.3/5
Exterior:
4.5/5
Interior:
4.3/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.4/5

19 of 21 (90%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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