Ford Focus ST 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Ford Focus ST 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Focus ST zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Focus ST 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Ford Focus ST engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2018 Ford Focus ST 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Hatchback
252 Hp, 270 Lb-Ft., 3223 Weight, 22 City / 30 Hwy mpg
5.9 sec, 14.6 @ 95

2017 Ford Focus ST 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

2016 Ford Focus ST 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Hatchback
252 Hp, 270 Lb-Ft., 3223 Weight, 22 City / 31 Hwy mpg
5.9 sec, 14.6 @ 95

2015 Ford Focus ST 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Hatchback
252 Hp, 270 Lb-Ft., 3223 Weight
5.8 sec, 14.5 @ 98

2014 Ford Focus ST 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Hatchback
252 Hp, 270 Lb-Ft., 3223 Weight
5.8 sec, 14.5 @ 98


Ford Focus ST 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 95 mph
2016

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 95 mph
2015

5.8 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
2014

5.8 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
2013

5.8 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph

For strength and charisma, there's plenty to say. The Ford Focus ST may be as old as the basic Focus and shares much of the same items that led the car to lose a lot of interest before younger rivals entered. It indeed isn't the newest and hottest item. Yet, Focus ST is as enjoyable as ever. The efficiency, practicality, and pizzazz are the same combination that attracted us five years ago. It's a cool vehicle, and it's still going to be.

First of all, the 252-hour, the turbocharged four-cylinder motor remains a hoot, pulling you into the ST's Recaro sport seats to the deep warble tune. All the power sends just to the front wheels, making it a bit disorderly sometimes, but it is only a part of entertaining. The manual six-speed transmission is also a favorite, but we agree that a capability of dual-clutch-automatic transmission (like Volkswagen's DSG transmission) will broaden the public. Then it's enjoyable steering and handling of the ST. Yes, it's nice to ride fast in a straight line, but the ST has licked corners too.

Regarding the drawbacks, the ST mainly has to do with the standard style of the base Focus. The rear seat is tight, and the base tech interface is out-of-date. The cabin's quality is still not as spectacular as they once were, and it was clouded by the rivals - Volkswagen and Honda. Those grippy Recaro seats could be too limited for above-average size drivers.

In all, though, the Ford Focus ST should be on the shopping list for anyone wanting a mighty, charismatic, and affordable vehicle. Five years earlier, it was amazing, and today it's already great.

As for driving, the Ford Focus ST is f strong performer in all respects. It provides fast acceleration with genuinely good steering and handling. It's becoming older, but in a small segment, it's still a perfect pick.

Boost is fast building in the ST, and the engine's lagging is hard to find. In 6.4 seconds, sixty mph comes from a standstill. The gap between the gears is decent, though you'll shift twice to hit 60.

The pedal is milder; however, strength and fade resistance are sufficient. During complete ABS panic stops, consistent braking has good stability. It stops at 60 mph at 109 feet.

As for steering, it is fast, responsive, and straight, very strict. A strong partner for countersteering, too, you'll do a lot here if you ride hard. We do not recommend this vehicle for beginners.

If you want a lively driving, ST is more enjoyable than anything in the class. It rotates off throttle but comes back to neutral fast and manageably with throttle application. The calibration of the stability control is outstanding.

With a controllable clutch and shifter, it is really simple to ride. Even newcomers can quickly master the nuances of ST. Fast, sensitive, and with great sounds. To be fair, there is no automatic choice.

The Ford Focus ST is a version of the Focus four-door hatchback focused on performance. There is no sedan version. All Focus ST models are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (252 hp, 270 lb-ft of torque), a six-speed manual transmission front-wheel drive. As for the automatic, there are no accessible variants. It is available in one single trim edition, though various optional kits strengthen the standard equipment.

The Ford Focus ST comes with such standard features as 18-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, an electronic limited-slip differential, hill start assist, automatic headlights, foglights, LED daytime running lights, a built-in blind-spot mirror, entry and ignition without a key, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, front sport seats (with driver height adjustment), 60/40-split folding rear seats, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, MyKey parental controls, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch central monitor, Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, and a sound system with six speakers and a USB port.

The ST2 kit (aka the 401A Equipment Group) offers xenon headlights, a sunroof, automatic climate control with two zones, cloth and leather upholstery, Recaro front sport seats, the Sync 3 infotainment interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Sony sound system with ten speakers HD radio, a CD player, satellite radio and dual USB ports.

The ST3 kit (aka the 402A Equipment Group) comes with all ST2 features, including mirrors with heating, an entry keypad with no key, full leather upholstery, front Recaro seats (with heating and eight-way power adjustments for the driver), a steering wheel with heating, a rear center armrest, multicolor ambient interior lighting, interior accents made of carbon-fiber and a navigation setup.

You can also add 18-inch alloy wheels of dark grey color, red-painted brake calipers, high-performance all-season tires, and the navigation setup (available with the ST2 kit) as stand-alone features.

There's just one Ford Focus ST edition of 2018, so the preference is mostly whether you want any of your vehicle's optional features. With the ST2 or ST3 kit, you will get the great Sync 3 infotainment interface, but also, these kits come with the Recaro sports chairs, not be suitable for everybody.



Ford Focus ST specs