2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Ford

image2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

A discussion of the cargo capacity in our long-term 2013 Ford Focus ST hatchback.

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  • se_riouslyse_riously Member Posts: 94
    So your tune is a different one now, because either (1) you came in with reasonable expectations this time around, or (2) the Focus "magically" increased its cargo capacity. Somehow, I suspect it's the former and not the latter.
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    Is it just me, or is the weather stripping coming loose on the lower side of the hatch opening?
  • glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    @se_riously Could be both. The car has below average cargo capacity with the seats up, but a pretty good amount with seats down.
  • snowpuffersnowpuffer Member Posts: 1
    In my base ST, the rear seat cushion can be pivotted up and rotated forward into the footwell. To do that, you grab the seat cushion from the back near the center seatbelt buckles and pull it up and forward. Doing so allows the rear seatbacks to fold down further to form a flat loading floor. This increases cargo space even more than just folding the seatbacks. I don't think the Edmunds staffers are aware of this feature.
  • glossgloss Member Posts: 150
    @snowpuffer Wish my Fiesta ST had the same feature. The load floor is easily the car's worst quality.
  • evodadevodad Member Posts: 135
    I hope you guys follow up with a fiesta st, would be nice to see your thoughts on it in comparison to the focus
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    snowpuffer, both staffers who offered critiques were unaware of this feature. You're right.
  • petejoshpetejosh Member Posts: 8
    Make up your mind, jack stand.
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