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The Ford Focus ST safety kit list should give peace of mind especially when you consider that the standard Focus, on which it is based, received a full five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. In terms of safety systems the ST features front, side and curtain airbags for driver and passenger, whiplash-lessening headrests and ISOFIX child seat attachments.

The raft of safety systems designed to keep the driver on the road includes stability control and if you want you can order the Driver Assistance Pack that includes blind spot warning, active cruise control lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, driver alert and auto high beam. Most notably there’s also the option of the low speed safety system that will stop the car automatically if it thinks you are going hit the car in front in slow-moving traffic.

If you want a practical car then you’ve got it, in either bodystyle. Like all Ford Focuses the ST comes with ample boot space and entirely acceptable interior space. The hatchback offers 363 litres of loadroom with the rear seats down but this is with a tyre repair kit. If you want a full-size spare that will go down to 277 litres and then up to 316 litres with a space-saver wheel.

Fold the rear seats down and you get 1,148 litres with the repair kit, 1,062 with a full-size spare wheel and 1,101 litres with a space-saver. Clearly, this is ample for a golfer with a big bag and still enough space for a couple wanting to go on a weekend camping trip. Those with a couple of kids might want to go for the estate that offers a hearty 1,516 litres with the rear seats down and a repair kit and 490 litres, also with a repair kit.

The estate doesn’t come with a full-size spare wheel, but you can get a space-saver that slightly reduces the luggage space. The Focus ST features 60:40 split-folding rears seats, good levels of adjustment on the front seats and steering wheel so the driver can get comfortable without too much faffing about and plenty of cubbies in which to store stuff.

Yes, it’s a Focus with bells on, but it’s still hugely practical.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Focus ST (12-18).

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

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
ST optional equipment
  • Roof rails

ST-1 equipment

ST-1 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
ST-1 optional equipment
  • Roof rails

ST-2 equipment

ST-2 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Partial leather seat trim
ST-2 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

ST-3 equipment

ST-3 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
ST-3 optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Focus ST (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 92%
Child Occupant: 82%
Pedestrian: 72%
Safety Assist: 71%

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.