Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus ST > Focus ST > Looking at an st

Focus ST The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the MK3 2013-Current Focus ST.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    

Thread: Looking at an st Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-01-2013 09:05 AM
xxWeinerDogxx My ST has 1700 miles on it. I just did my first manual mpg check. I drove the car all week (265 miles), both highway and around town driving. Included in the driving were the occasional full throttle bursts. My calculation was 28.1 vs the computer at 28.2. I've been putting 89 and 92 fuel in the car.
01-31-2013 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by billand View Post
For those who have had both a gen 3 focus and an ST how do they comparing and what MPG s do your STs get.
We have a 2012 Focus SEL we purchased new in June 11, it now has 21k miles. I picked up an ST for myself on 1/2/13 and have about 1600 miles on it so far.

The handling is amazing on the ST it responds immediately and is very confidence inspiring. The handling of the SEL is very good but it just doesn't beg to be pushed the way the ST does.

The ride comfort of the ST, amazingly, is nearly the same as the SEL which is extremely good for a compact car.

I think they both are equally quiet going down the road, my wife thinks the ST is quieter. The sound symposer on the ST provides more entertaining engine sounds under acceleration than the SEL.

Our SEL consistently gets 39 mpg on the hiway and on a 200 mile hiway trip I kept it at 65 the entire way and was able to squeak 43 mpg out of it. In suburban around town driving we have never had a full tank average under 30 mpg and typically get 33-34.

I have not taken a trip yet with the ST so
I do not have any hiway mileage numbers. But my 48 mile round trip suburban commute is giving me 28-29.5 mpg full tank averages. I spent a couple of days commuting (100 miles) trying to get all the ECO leaves and got 32 mpg average over that time. BUT, start running the ST hard with a lot of time in boost the mileage will drop to the low 20's real fast. My commute numbers include 1 or 2 WOT blasts up through the gears each way so if I stayed out of boost for my entire commute I could get my average over 30.

The trip computer on the SEL has consistently been. .8 to 1 mpg low. The ST has been with in +\- .2 mpg.
01-31-2013 05:52 PM
bigdesignmachine I started in a 2003 ZX3 brand new, then a 2000 SE, and now a 2013 ST.
01-31-2013 05:14 PM
Macky21 My MPG is right within their ranges. I came from a '04 SVT and haven't driven any of the models between that one and an ST.
01-31-2013 03:12 PM
bigdesignmachine Seems pretty consistent to what I see in mine.

I have 3500 miles on mine. Have had it since Oct 16th.
01-31-2013 02:52 PM
RazorbackMustang My last Focus before the ST was an '03 SVT so I don't have the direct comparison. I have almost 5,000 miles on the ST. I get 22-24 in town most of the time. On my hilly drive to visit my parents it's 27-28. On flat highway it's 33-34.
01-31-2013 02:50 PM
bigdesignmachine I avg around 23mpg in the city in my ST. On the highway we have seen upwards of actually 35mpg which is obviously over the rated highway mpg.

There are the obvious differences between the two.

Body styling
Center exit exhaust
18" wheels that are only available on the ST
Turbo EcoBoost engine

200A - Basic seats
No MyFord Touch
6 speaker Single CD stereo

201A - Everything in the 200A
Upgrades seats to partial leather Ricaro seats
10 speaker stereo with 8" touchscreen

202A - Everything in the previous 2 packages
Upgrades seats to all leather Ricaro seats
Ambient lighting
Heated seats
MyFord Touch
HID headlights
Cornering lamps
Exterior mirrors are heated as well.

Only comes with a 6 speed transmission option

You lose some convenience features of the titanium i.e. Active Park Assist, Key-less start

The most popular package seems to be the ST2
Seems most people, like myself only wanted the HIDs but the price difference wasnt worth it. You can do a lot of the things that the 202A package gives you yourself for A LOT less money. The ride in the ST is more performance tuned. The car is slightly lower than a Titanium. I park next to a Tux Blk Titanium here at work almost everyday and my car is noticeably lower than his.
01-31-2013 02:38 PM
billand Bump
01-31-2013 12:01 PM
Looking at an st

Hey guys we have a 2012 ti w/ handling pack and nav was at the ford dealer today and talked to the sales manager about an ST that they have coming in this week. It's an ST3 in yellow I am thinking about trading my pick up for the st.

For those who have had both a gen 3 focus and an ST how do they comparing and what MPG s do your STs get.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.

Copyright 2002-2015 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1