2016 Ford Focus ST vs RS

2016 Ford Focus ST vs RS

Car buyers face several important decisions during the shopping process. After determining which make and model is best for them, they must also figure out what trim level has the features and capabilities they desire. The Ford Focus, for example, is available in either sedan or hatchback and in six different trims. Here are some key differences and similarities between the 2016 Ford Focus ST and RS.

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Differences between the 2016 Ford Focus ST and RS

Focus ST VS Focus RS
$28,172 Starting MSRP $47,969
2.0L EcoBoost I-4 Engine 2.3L EcoBoost
18-inch Rado grey painted aluminum Wheels 19-inch premium painted forged alloy
Focus ST RECARO seats Seat Trim Black leather Recaro seats with Miko-Dinamica inserts with RS logo
Optional Power Moonroof Standard
Optional Sony Audio System Standard
Optional SYNC 3 Standard

As you can see from the chart above, along with a higher price tag, the Focus RS also comes with more advanced elements. Most notably, the Focus RS is equipped with a power moonroof, Sony 10-speaker audio system, and SYNC 3 enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system. These features are only optional in the Focus ST. The Focus RS also comes with unique RS fog lamps, RS front fascia and grill, RS rear spoiler, and Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, among others.

2016 Ford Focus RS power moonroof
2016 Ford Focus RS rear spoiler

Similarities between the Focus ST and RS

Despite their differences, the 2016 Ford Focus ST and RS also have quite a few similarities. Both models pair their respective engines with a six-speed manual transmission. Both the ST and RS models also come with Intelligent Access with Push Button Start, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Ford Focus and how its trim levels compare to one another, feel free to contact our team at Sherwood Ford or get in touch with your local Ford dealer. You can check out our available Focus inventory and schedule a time to get behind the wheel today!