Does The Ford Focus ST Even Matter Anymore?

I kind of feel bad for the 252 horsepower Ford Focus ST these days. Over the past couple years it's become almost completely overshadowed by its smaller, cheaper, racier brother the Fiesta ST, and now there's a ton of hype around the upcoming Focus RS monster hatch. » 2/16/15 1:23pm 2/16/15 1:23pm

The Bathurst 12 Hour Is A Magical Land With A Candy-Liveried V8 Mazda3

What could make a Mazda3 more delicious? Candy, for one. Also, a V8 stuffed in there for good measure. Have we mentioned that the fellows at MARC have done this before with a humble V8, rear-wheel-drive Focus, and that they're running all of these cars in the Bathurst 12 Hour this weekend? Aww yes. » 2/02/15 1:14pm 2/02/15 1:14pm

IT'S HAPPENING: Ford CEO Confirms The Focus RS Is Coming To America

We U.S. Americans have never had the Ford Focus RS. That is a tragedy. It is also a tragedy that new Ford CEO Mark Fields says he's going to fix. » 12/11/14 11:04am 12/11/14 11:04am

This V8 Rear-Wheel-Drive Focus Is A Monster Sleeper

The Focus ST is a great hot-hatch. The problem is the styling minces no words about what that car can do, so you end up with all kinds of bros trying to race you on your commute. Now if you want something that blends in, but can lay down some serious rubber, check out this RWD converted V8 Focus. » 9/28/14 5:59pm 9/28/14 5:59pm

Broke College Student Reveals He Lived In A Ford Focus For A Year

With his parents' impending divorce and not enough funds to cover the (increasingly expensive) costs of college, a Texas student spent his freshman year living in his car. He's graduating now, but only a few people knew his secret. » 8/18/14 3:36pm 8/18/14 3:36pm

The Ford Focus SVT Was America's Focus ST Before We Got The ST

Before we got the current Focus ST, America had this: a three-door hatchback, naturally aspirated, faster than a contemporary Civic Si. Welcome to the easily-forgotten Focus SVT. » 8/04/14 9:26am 8/04/14 9:26am

The 2016 Ford Focus RS Could Have FWD EcoBoost Mustang Power

It is becoming more and more clear that a new Ford Focus RS is coming soon. Camouflaged prototypes of what appears to be a hotted-up Focus ST have been spotted doing track testing. According to the latest reports, the same engine that powers the upcoming 2015 Mustang EcoBoost. So much for that five-cylinder. » 6/26/14 12:27pm 6/26/14 12:27pm

Pope Francis Riding In A Ford Focus Is The Most Beautiful Thing Today

Yes, the fact that Pope Francis is riding in the back seat of a little hatchback is definitely the most beautiful thing in this video. What a nice man, taking the back seat. He's the generous friend you always wish you had, the one who knows how much you love leg room. » 6/25/14 11:36am 6/25/14 11:36am

2015 Ford Focus: This Is It, In Person

The 2015 Ford Focus just made its debut here at the New York Auto Show, and it looks a lot like, well, a Ford Focus. But! It's got more of a fishy-looking face, in accordance with Ford's new global corporate grille design, and Many Other Things besides. » 4/16/14 12:30pm 4/16/14 12:30pm

A Zany 320 Horsepower 2015 Ford Focus RS May Be Coming

The current Ford Focus ST is one of the very best hot hatches ever made, but even it cannot match the sheer madness of the old Ford Focus RS. The good news is that Ford may just be cooking up another Focus RS that's even more powerful than the last one. » 2/24/14 9:00am 2/24/14 9:00am

2015 Ford Focus: This Is It

Ford's loving its new Aston-ish corporate grille so much that it's taken delight in slapping it on everything they make. It began with the Fusion, carried over onto the Fiesta and the 2015 Ford Mustang, and now here it is on the facelifted 2015 Ford Focus. » 2/22/14 4:44pm 2/22/14 4:44pm

'The 2009 Ford Focus Is Quite Peppy'

Remember when Ford just kept redesigning the first Focus for the US market instead of giving us the new one they got in Europe? Yeah, that was fun. Here's the 2009 car, and it's getting long in the tooth. » 10/16/13 5:30pm 10/16/13 5:30pm

Pope Francis Rolls In An Old Ford Focus

As part of his continuing effort to encourage austerity among the clergy, Pope Francis showed up to his summer residence in nothing more than a Ford Focus. And it wasn't even the current generation. » 7/17/13 1:13pm 7/17/13 1:13pm

How Ford Sold Cars To ‘Punkers’ And ‘Gothics’ By Not Calling The Cops

Once upon a time, there was a decade called the 1990s. Things were better then. Americans were prosperous blissfully unaware of things like terrorism or extensive domestic surveillance. And unlike those good-for-nothing Millennials of today, young people could be bothered to get off their asses and actually buy cars. » 7/15/13 1:08pm 7/15/13 1:08pm

An Opinion on Zipcar and the Millennial Problem

Look closely at that image, Jalopnik. What you and I see there is a broken down, 1000$ (or less) rusted Pontiac Bonneville. They are looking at a Ferrari. » 4/28/13 2:53pm 4/28/13 2:53pm

Riding On The Hood Of A Car Is Never A Good Decision

Ah, Russia. Where would we be if our lives weren't enriched with your daily motoring craziness? Honestly, I don't think we'd be near where we are now. This man is riding a car hood, and this isn't an episode of T.J. Hooker. » 4/23/13 12:01pm 4/23/13 12:01pm

Toyota To Ford: Shut Up, The Corolla Is Still Number One

The Ford Focus made big waves recently after market researcher R.L. Polk & Co. reported that the car outsold all other vehicles in 2012 thanks in part to strong sales in China. While this should be a cause for celebration among fans of non-boring compact cars, Toyota, the king of boring compact cars, fired back to… » 4/10/13 10:04am 4/10/13 10:04am

A Message From A Focus ST To Its Frustrated Owner

Hey... it's me Focus ST. Remember? Hah... Yeah, see... You know I woke up this morning, and there was this image of you, of us... the fun we had. I hope this is not inappropriate I just want to talk. » 1/24/13 5:00pm 1/24/13 5:00pm

Shelby Ford Focus ST: Where Is The Tire-Murdering Horsepower?

The Detroit Auto Show is always a lot of fun, but in this era of spy photos and leaks, there aren't many real surprises. One huge exception we encountered here was this, the Shelby Ford Focus ST covered in a bright orange tarp just outside the media center. For days we've been wondering what kind of magical mysteries… » 1/15/13 12:39pm 1/15/13 12:39pm