Sometimes, the Ford Facebook pages bring you horrifying news like “We commissioned Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Brian Deegan, Ken Block, and other amazing drivers to take the Focus ST through its paces against competitors for our upcoming video series dubbed, ‘ST Sessions.’”
If the thought of indirectly paying those four, ah, individuals to “hoon” by purchasing a new Focus ST hasn’t completely made you lose your appetite, there’s now some actual news regarding the car to share:
The ST’s 23/32 rating puts it slightly ahead of the VW GTI, which doesn’t have nearly the power, and well ahead of the Mazdaspeed3. While Ford’s Facebook fans often possess all the intellect of the aforementioned baseball-cap-directionally-challenged Brian Deegan and therefore somehow expected the car to match the “Omni Miser’s” 50MPG highway rating despite recent EPA adjustments, most people are pretty satisfied with 26mpg combined.
Want more power with better real-world mileage? You might have to buy an Impala.