Among hot hatches the Ford Focus has become not only a reliable commuter, but its styling cues have caught the favor of many who might otherwise swear by imports. A hearty rally history doesn’t hurt your reputation and given the success of the Focus in rally, it may as well run for public office. Under the hood the Focus ST delivers a punch that will keep you in your seat and handling that might make you think its rear-wheel drive. That punch comes from a 247 horsepower, EcoBoost, 2-liter turbo, and the handling from an inspired chassis tune and torque-steer compensation system. Ford has brought to the table not only a competitor for the hearts of JDM and Euro owners but a force to be reckoned with among compact cars.