(Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 12:56PM by Danielle Smyth)
Your powerful hot hatch is here. The 2019 Ford Focus ST has arrived, and it packs an impressive punch that combines agile handling, sporty design, and the space you want in a performance hatchback.
Redesigned this year with a more powerful engine, the Ford swaps out the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for a bigger, 2.3-liter, EcoBoost engine, delivering 12 percent more power and 17 percent additional torque than the previous model. This is a peppy engine familiar to Mustang and Focus RS drivers, reworked for the front-wheel drive Focus ST. It’s also the most powerful Focus engine Ford has produced, with a zero-62 mph journey of less than 6 seconds. Consumers have a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or an impressive, responsive 7-speed automatic.
Cornering and traction are also improved, which includes an electronic limited-slip differential for the first time. Thoughtful details and extra touches are designed to enhance comfort, style and flair, including a heated steering wheel, heated leather-trimmed front seats, standard door-sill scuff plates and aluminum pedals. Combined with the ST’s incredibly responsive steering, this makes for thrillingly satisfying performance combined with a heart-pumping ride.
Can’t wait for the 2019 models to hit the lot? We have a beautiful 2018 Focus SE that’s ready to be loved. It boasts many of the same features as its newer counterpart. Hurry in to Sound Ford near Auburn, Washington, today and take a test drive!