Those who love Ford’s compact car, the Ford Focus, are happy to know that the company brought it back this 2014. The high-end model of the Focus is now also available – the 2014 Ford Focus ST. The 2014 Ford Focus ST could be said to be a sports car among compacts. From the outside, it has unique, sporty features that distinguish it from the regular Focus. The front end has a different grille, different bumper and fascia. It also has bigger wheels and a vented spoiler. The rear end is also much sportier with a more aggressive rear roof end, plus a center-mounted exhaust tip.
All Focus ST models come with air-conditioning, power accessories, keyless ignition/entry, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-telescoping steering wheel. Standard electronics inside include Ford Sync and a 6-speaker audio system w/ CD player, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod interface.
For an additional price, you can avail of optional features offered separately. You can add leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors and seats, ambient interior lighting, and more electronic features like an 8” display with MyFord Touch, and a 10-speaker Sony premium audio system w/ HD satellite radio.
For its powertrain, the 2014 Ford Focus ST makes use of a 2.0L EcoBoost direct-injection gasoline engine. It has an output of 252 horsepower and 270 lbs. of torque. The Focus ST comes in manual transmission; as you shift to higher gears, you can makes use of an over-boost will crank an additional 70 horsepower. The Focus ST is able to do this, thanks to its front-mounted engine intercooler. The Focus ST has great acceleration, with a rate of zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds.
Out on the road, critics say the 2014 Ford Focus ST performed excellently. It is fast, it is highly maneuverable, and it sticks to the road. In fact, according to critics, the Focus ST gave such a competitive ride experience worth comparing to real sports cars.