Interior layout

Ford Focus ST review

Ford Focus ST
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21 Dec 2015 17:00 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 09:42

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

One of the best things about the Focus ST is its heavily bolstered Recaro sports seats. These offer plenty of lower-back support, as well as shoulder and side support to keep you in place even through fast cornering. Well-positioned pedals, plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustability, and a central sliding armrest all add up to make this a really comfortable driving position even on long journeys.

The dash in the base ST-1 trim has a smaller 4.2in display and a fussier switchgear layout than the higher trims, so is best avoided if you can. ST-2 and ST-3 both have an 8.0in colour touchscreen and a more minimalist dash, which is easy enough to use with familiarity, albeit not as intuitive to use as simpler set-ups in German rivals.

Interior quality feels fine, with everything feeling solidly put together and with the switchgear being mostly well-damped, but the Ford still falls short of its German competition.

Ford Focus ST
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