2013 Ford Focus

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Pros:  Stylish; fuel economy; comfortable and quiet ride; quality interior materials; long list of features and options; powerful turbocharged engine in ST variant.

Cons: MyFord Touch® infotainment system can be difficult to use; shy on rear legroom; no A/T offered on ST variant.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Ford Focus is available in two body styles, a sedan and a hatchback. There are five main trim levels- S, SE, Titanium, ST and the Focus Electric. The Sedan is available in the first three of those trims while the hatchback is available in all but the S.

The S model sedan is moderately equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, AC, power front windows/locks/mirrors, a height adjustable driver seat, a front 12V powerpoint  and an AM/FM single-disc CD player with MP3 capability, an audio input jack and speed-sensitive volume control.

The SE will get you 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, power rear windows, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a trip computer. The SE hatchback is similarly equipped but gains a rear spoiler, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and a removable cargo cover.

Buyers will have the option to add numerous packages, including a MyFord Touch® and Sony® package, an Appearance Package and an Interior Style Package. To add to the seemingly endless array of options is the Winter Package. The Winter Package, my personal favorite, includes heated front seats and heated mirrors with integrated turn signal markers. A Super Fuel Economy Package is also available for the SE which includes 16-inch aerodynamic steel wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, a rear spoiler, rear disc brakes and other aerodynamic tidbits designed to cheat the wind and achieve up to 40mpg highway.

Stepping up to the Titanium adds The SE’s Winter Package, MyFord Touch® Package and the SE Appearance Package as standard. It also tacks on 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. An available Titanium Package will add 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires and a sport-tuned suspension. Other options include navigation, a sunroof (also optional on the SE) and an automated parallel parking system.

The 2013 Focus ST is not available in the sedan body style since it is a performance-oriented version of the Focus four-door hatch but I doubt fans are likely to care. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, high performance brakes, an electronically-controlled limited slip font differential, keyless ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 6-speaker sound system with Sync voice-activated phone and audio controls.

Several packages are available for the ST variant that will add equipment like xenon headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, Recaro front sport front seats, Recaro-designed rear seats, heated front seats and a 10-speaker Sony® sound system with the MyFord Touch® user interface and an 8-inch touchscreen.

The Focus Electric is only available as a hatchback and is similar to the Titanium trim model. Unfortunately for now, the Focus Electric is limited to a few select states and must be reserved at a Ford Electric Certified Dealer.

Safety
Standard safety features includes dual-stage front airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, Ford’s Safety Canopy™ side-curtain airbags, antilock brakes, Advance Trac® electronic stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Warranty Information
Every new Ford Focus comes with complimentary Roadside Assistance coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles plus extended service plans are also available. Other new vehicle coverage includes a Bumper to Bumper Warranty for 3/36,000, a 5/60,000 Powertrain Warranty, a 5/60,000 Safety Restraint System Warranty, a Corrosion (Perforation Only) Warranty for 5/Unlimited miles, a 3/36,000 Emissions Defects Warranty and a 2/24,000 Emissions Performance Warranty. The California Emissions Warranty (Defects Short Term: 3/50,000 Long Term: 7/70,000; Performance: 3/50,000) will only apply to your new Flex if it will be registered in a state that has adopted and is enforcing California emission warranty regulations applicable at the time of repair and if the vehicle is certified for sale in the state of California.

To learn more about the Ford Focus, Focus ST or the Focus Electric and everything that have to offer, visit your Ford dealer today to speak with an experienced professional or schedule a test drive.

MSRP

Available Trims MSRP
2013 S Sedan $16,200
2013 SE Sedan $18,200
2013 SE Hatchback $19,200
2013 Titanium Sedan $23,200
2013 Titanium Hatchback $24,200
2013 ST Hatchback $23,700
2013 Focus Electric $39,200
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2013 Volkswagen GTI $23,995
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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In $32,200
2013 Nissan Leaf $35,200

 Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

S, SE, Titanium

 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

5-speed M/T

26/36

S, SE, Titanium

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Powershift 6-speed A/T

27/38

SE & Titanium

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Powershift 6-speed A/T with Select Shift

27/38

SE with Super Fuel Economy Package

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

Powershift 6-speed A/T

28/40

ST

2.0-liter High-Output Ecoboost 4-cylinder

FWD

6-speed M/T

23/32

Electric

92 kW electric motor with a 23k Wh liquid-cooled Lithium-Ion battery

FWD

 

1-speed A/T

 

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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