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Parkers overall rating: 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.

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.

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

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
  • Vulnerable road users - 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.