Darth Vader of Hot Hatches | 2016 Ford Focus ST Full Tour & Review

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3w Oct 4, 2021

The Ford Focus ST was the Blue Oval's answer to the hot hatchback question, but how does this car stand up 5 years later? We're talking a look at the 2016 Ford Focus ST 5 door hatchback.

We'd like to thank HGregoire for providing us with this 2016 Ford Focus ST for this episode. They let us borrow this vehicle from one of their 32 North American dealerships to use for a week and really get to know the car. With over 3,000 vehicles in stock, chances are HGregoire has the right car for you. Save $200 on your purchase by visiting https://promo.hgregoire.com/nile/

We've spent some time recently with the Mark 3 Ford Focus, and will be spending even more time with it as I just purchased my own. But I wanted to see how the mid-performance ST model compares to other hot hatches I've driven and why you might want to consider in today's market. Our 2016 Ford Focus ST comes finished in Shadow Black paint, the Charcoal Recaro racing seats, and about 81,000km on the odometer. When it comes to the Ford Focus ST, 2015+ models were the facelift with a new front end design, updated rear trim, Sync 3 infotainment, and an updated steering wheel.

We go over the technical specifications for this vehicle including the 2.0L EcoBoost 4 cylinder turbo engine, 6 speed manual transmission, FWD system, and sport-tuned suspension. Other information about this ST includes HID headlights, fog lamps, 18" alloy rims, and ST-specific interior trim parts like carbon fibre, an ST sport steering wheel, ST scuff plates, and the heated front Recaro racing seats. The Ford Focus ST also has ambient interior lighting, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, a heated steering wheel, and power adjustment for the seat.

We take the 2016 Ford Focus ST on a road test to talk about the fuel economy on this car, along with some of our reasons why you might want to consider it. We talk about the daily driving performance that you get from this compact car including the handling, drive, ride, and overall performance.

We continue our full tour and review by going over a buyer's guide on this Focus ST including some of the common problems reported by owners, along with any issues you may want to look out for if you're in the market for one of these.

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