2014 Ford Focus ST Specs (Specifications) Pictures Prices

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2014 Ford Focus ST

While all that power going to the front wheels would be a recipe for massive torque steer in most cars, that isn’t the case in Focus ST thanks to a tuned version of the Torque Vectoring Control found on the base-model Focus. In the standard system, brake torque is applied to the inner wheel when traveling through a corner, reducing understeer and allowing for more traction, much like a traditional limited-slip differential. The Focus ST’s enhanced system applies steering pressure more aggressively and also adds cornering control, which applies torque to create a yaw effect based on the car’s understeer.

In addition to potent thrust and nimble handling, the Focus ST also serves up respectable mileage: 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, to be exact.

The Focus ST boasts Ford’s Sport Steering system, which uses a variable-ratio steering rack intended specifically to increase agility and control for the sporty hatchback. Also improving handling is the new anti-roll bar design along with upgraded shock absorbers and springs that lower the chassis by 10mm for a more aggressive stance and a lower center of gravity.

Looking the Part

Visually differentiating the Focus ST and its heightened performance potential from the standard Focus are a number of unique cues. Aside from the obligatory body kit, the car boasts a unique version of Ford’s signature trapezoidal grille that is arguably more elegant than the somewhat fussy unit of the standard Focus. A roof spoiler helps to keep the car planted in high-speed situations, while the piece de resistance is a hexagonal center-exit exhaust pipe that lends a unique look to the rear fascia.

Inside, the car benefits from special details like aluminum pedals, an ST-specific steering wheel and gearshift, while racy Recaro seats are optional and available in either partial or full leather. Even the rear bench has also been re-sculpted to provide more support during sporty driving.

Sounding the Part

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Ford is the latest in a growing number of automakers to electronically manipulate and augment the aural component of its models. To that end, the Focus ST is equipped with a sound symposer box that enriches the natural sounds of the motor by capturing internal engine oscillations and piping them through the interior under throttle, the company says. In part-throttle driving, the system keeps the mechanical noises to a minimum; under full throttle, engine noise is amplified through the symposer box.

Standard and Optional Features

Standard features on the Focus ST include Ford’s SYNC connectivity system, 18-inch alloy wheels, intelligent access with push button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and foglamps.

Two optional equipment package are available for those seeking a well-equipped hot hatch.

Equipment Group ST2 adds a premium Sony audio system, HD radio, dual-zone automatic climate control and Recaro partial-leather seats. To those features, Equipment Group ST3 adds a navigation system, HID headlights, ambient lighting, heated mirrors and Recaro full-leather heated thrones.

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