2016 Ford Focus ST

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2016 Ford Focus ST
2016 Ford Focus ST

Key specs

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The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • More civilized ride than previous model
  • Fuel economy

The bad:

  • Automatic transmission not offered
  • Sedan body style not offered
  • Recaro seats not universally loved
  • Torque steer

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Notable features

  • New Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • 252-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual
  • Four-door hatchback body style
  • Recaro sport seats available

2016 Ford Focus ST review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Focus ST is the midlevel performance version of the Focus hatchback; it slots below the new-for-2016 Focus RS, which is covered separately in the Research section. Ford’s new Sync 3 multimedia system is available for the 2016 Focus ST, which is still powered by a 252-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered.

What’s Special

  • 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires (all-season tires available)
  • Honeycomb grille
  • Reworked suspension with updated shocks and springs
  • Available Recaro sport seats
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Gauges for turbocharger boost pressure, oil temperature and oil pressure

Here’s info on the regular Focus:

The 2016 Ford Focus serves as Ford’s entry in the compact class, and it’s available as either a sedan or four-door hatchback.

New for 2016
The 2016 Ford Focus is now available with Ford’s updated Sync 3 multimedia system. An automatic transmission is now available with the 1.0-liter engine, and there are new paint and wheel combinations.

Significant Standard Features

  • 160-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 15-inch wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 123-hp, 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Sync 3 multimedia system
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Power moonroof
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver’s seat

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Great car! Would buy another vehicle from these gu

Daughter loves car! Car runs great,also needed an extra key. They took care of that quickly. Bobby was friendly and efficient at his job,we will shop there again! Also recommend to others!


Still love it

Had this car for 3 years now and it still puts the same smile that it put on day 1, absolutely love it, it'll surprise you when you accelerate for the first time while the cornering is superb.


Best car I've ever owned

Runs and drives perfect. Very comfortable and incredible gas mileage. Interior lay out is great with power sun roof and the ability to change the interior light color on demand.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage EV
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty. 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) BaseCARE EV Warranty coverage.
7-year/100,00-Mile (whichever comes first)
Dealer certification required
Certified 127-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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