For the 2013-2018 model years, Ford offered the U.S. market a great vehicle that provided a ton of utility with a healthy serving of performance as well - the Ford Focus ST. In the summer of 2012, the Ford Motor Company officially debuted the Focus ST, a sportier version of the famed Focus, to the automotive world. The Focus ST is a blast to drive on the autocross course and its handling capabilities certainly speak for themselves. But as a five-door hatchback, it also makes tons of sense as a daily driver.
Additionally, the Focus ST is available at a very reasonable price, starting at just over $24,000 and even with nearly every conceivable option, it can be had for around $30,000. The hot hatch is a great car straight from the factory, and there are a number of aftermarket Focus ST parts available that can help take your autocross and racing capabilities to an even higher level. Whether you are active on the autocross circuit or if you simply use your ST as a daily driver, there is a lot to like about this vehicle, and the many custom Ford Focus ST parts available open the door to even more exciting possibilities in the future!
The Focus ST Engine
For Focus ST owners, the excitement starts under the hood. The Ford Motor Company rolled out the EcoBoost engine in late 2009, and the Focus ST was one of the first vehicles to put this exciting new technology to use. When it comes to EcoBoost motors, efficiency is always the name of the game, and the Focus ST sports a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that packs a whole lot of power into such a small package. Rated at 252 horsepower and 270 lb./ft. of torque, the impressive EcoBoost motor can deliver a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds.
Paired with the innovative six-speed manual transmission, the EcoBoost delivers a combined 26 miles per gallon. As powerful and fuel efficient as your EcoBoost engine is as soon as it rolls off of the assembly line, there is always room for improvement, and you have a host of aftermarket options that you can choose from. Whether it be a Focus ST tune, an aftermarket intercooler, or of course, a new turbocharger, the world is your oyster and the possibilities are seemingly endless.
If you are looking to get as much boost as possible out of your 2.0L motor, investing in a new Focus ST turbocharger is obviously one of the most popular aftermarket modifications to make. Increasing your boost level is always great, but if you decide to leave those factory horsepower and torque numbers in the rear view via a new turbocharger you still have plenty of work to do. If you have added even more boost, you are going to want to invest in new blow-off valves and wastegates.
Between what you are already sporting under the hood and all of the Ford Focus performance parts available, you will be able to give your Mustang EcoBoost buddies a run for their money at your next performance driving event!
Body & Appearance
The EcoBoost can be found inside a number of Ford vehicles produced after 2010, but the distinct hatchback exterior is one of the key elements that raises the Focus ST above many other vehicles in its class. Without seeing the familiar blue oval Ford logo, it's easy to think that the Focus ST came from overseas. Glancing at the hot hatch for the first time, it closely resembles that of many European vehicles, but the hot hatch is made right here in the USA and features a number of traits in which American auto enthusiasts know and love!
The ST has a one-of-a-kind look as soon as it rolls off of the assembly line, but like the EcoBoost engine, there are a number of exterior Ford Focus performance parts that can help you enhance your vehicle even further. New emblems are a cheap and easy way to deck out your ST’s exterior. From the 'ST' logo to the Ford badge, your hot hatch had plenty of emblems already on it when you first picked it out.
However, as you style the exterior, you might find that the Focus ST emblems included from the factory weren't enough and you want one or more to help finish off a design. Aftermarket emblems provide a subtle, yet noticeable change to your exterior, and allow you to show off your EcoBoost pride wherever you go!
Additionally, every Ford Focus ST comes with a big radio antenna on the roof from the factory, but aftermarket manufacturers have realized that the factory antenna just doesn't need to be as big and obtrusive. Whether it be an aftermarket antenna, splash guards, or a hood lift kit, there are plenty of custom Ford Focus ST parts that can make your vehicle even more special!
In addition to the EcoBoost engine and the sporty exterior, the inner cabin is one of the many attributes that helped set the Ford Focus ST apart from its predecessors upon its initial release. The base Focus ST came with a load of standard features, including a keyless ignition/entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the Sync voice-activated phone and audio player interface, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
In addition to the sleek Focus ST interior options from the factory, there are several popular optional packages available, including the ST2. The innovative ST2 package adds Recaro front sport seats, cloth/leather surfaces, dual-zone automatic climate control, the MyFord Touch electronics interface with an 8-inch touchscreen display and a 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio and satellite radio. The final upgrade, the ST3 package, adds HID headlamps, heated front Recaro seats, full leather upholstery, Recaro-designed rear seats, and a navigation system.
Like the engine and exterior, there are a number of interior upgrades that you can make to your Ford Focus ST. If you are hoping to fully enjoy that six-speed transmission, there are a host of shifter accessories available, such as shift knobs that will make the process much easier. Aftermarket shift knobs are generally more durable than factory alternatives and can also add some curb appeal to your inner cabin.
Find the Best Ford Focus ST Parts at CJ’s
Depending on when you first purchased your Ford Focus ST, there is a chance that you may have missed out on some of the latest aftermarket enhancements that have taken the automotive industry by storm in recent years. Luckily for you, CJ Pony Parts is your one-stop-shop for the best Focus ST modifications around! Because nothing is more important than the safety and longevity of your hot hatch, CJ’s only carries aftermarket Ford Focus performance parts from the most trusted names in the industry.
From visual enhancements to the Focus ST tune options, CJ Pony Parts has it all! If your Focus ST did not come with LED lights straight from the factory, CJ’s would love to help you outfit your ride for the future. If you are hoping to see better at night, be sure to check out CJ Pony Parts’ assortment of Focus ST headlights and fog lights. Not only do they shine brighter, but these LED lighting solutions will help your car give off a more modern appearance, even when they are not fully illuminated.
Additionally, while the 18” alloy wheels and Ford Focus performance tires from the factory are nice, adding a new set of wheels could really make your Focus ST stand out from the pack. CJ’s is proud to offer a nice assortment of Focus ST wheels in a variety of attractive finishes that will help you add a custom look. CJ’s sells Focus ST wheels as sets of four or in complete wheel-and-tire packages, along with a slew of wheel accessories, such as lug nuts, wheel spacers, and TPMS tools.
If you want your ST to have the most aggressive stance possible, pairing your new Focus ST wheels with lowering springs, shocks/struts, and other suspension upgrades would certainly do the trick. Be sure to note your car’s specific year as well as any fitment requirements before you purchase any Ford Focus ST parts from CJ’s. What are you waiting for? Head over to CJ Pony Parts for the best Focus ST upgrades on the market today!