The Ford Focus ST may not be a true "RS"-grade hatchback, but it does come close in spec (and for once, we get it in the U.S.). But is the ST enough to show up the latest overseas-only hot-hatch competition?
The Ford Focus ST is the first front-wheel drive car I would actually purchase with my own cash. I don't lust after it, or fall asleep thinking about it, it's just a really good car. And certainly way better than I expected from a four-door, front-wheel drive hatch.
Enthusiasts of the big blue oval holding out for the Ford Focus ST will be pleased to discover the global hot hatch will cost only $24,495 ($23,700 MSRP + $795 destination) when it arrives at dealers this fall. GTI who? Mazdaspeed what?