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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
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Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

There are three trim levels offered, all mechanically identical. The ST1 features 18-inch alloy wheels, Recaro seats, sporty ST body styling and a dashtop pod of extra dials. The ST2 improves on this with an MP3 compatible stereo, heated front screen and xenon headlamps. The ST3 model has ten way electrically adjustable Recaro seats, full leather trim and a six-disk autochanger.

Originally ESP was only standard on ST2 and ST3 but the revisions in May 2008 saw all Focus models get the stability control system fitted as standard. A 'Ford Power' starter button and Easyfuel capless refuelling system were also introduced.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus ST (06-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
ST optional equipment
  • Traction control

ST 500 equipment

ST 500 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Traction control
ST 500 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

ST-2 equipment

ST-2 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Traction control
ST-2 optional equipment
None available

ST-3 equipment

ST-3 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control
ST-3 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Heated seats

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Focus scored the maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, and all STs come with six airbags. It is worth noting that pre-facelifted ST1 models lack the electronic stability control fitted to the ST2 and ST3. All facelift cars have ESP as standard though.

Euro NCAP Rating

The Ford Focus ST (06-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Pedestrian - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0

Available in three and five-door configurations, the ST offers comparable standards of practicality to the rest of the Focus range. There's a generously sized load area and rear seats offer the usual 60/40 split folding capability. It lacks the fold flat trickery of some rivals though but there are numerous storage areas front and rear including a front armrest with a cubbyhole.

A new innovation for cars from 2008 is a system called Easyfuel which prevents you putting petrol into a diesel car and vice versa.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Ford Focus ST (06-10) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Honda Civic Type-R (07-10) 485 litres
Ford Focus ST (06-10) 385 litres
Volkswagen Golf GTI (09-12) 350 litres
SEAT Leon Cupra (07-11) 341 litres

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