WR TV: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
By Winding Road Staff
September 24, 2014
Today we’re getting behind the wheel of one of our current favorites in the hot hatch segment. Weighing in at just over 2700 pounds, the ST is outfitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder motor which generates 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, up a whopping 77 hp and 102 lb-ft from the standard Fiesta. Accordingly, it comes as little surprise that the ST has plenty of oomph when dipping into the throttle, and paired with a stiff chassis, uprated suspension and torque vectoring wizardry that helps deliver quick turn-in and flat, generally neutral cornering, the Fiesta ST is an amicable companion for attacking your favorite twisty stretch of road.
Beyond its admirable performance characteristics, the Fiesta ST also features 2 + 3 seating, more aggressive bodywork than the standard Fiesta, a six-speed manual transmission, and impressive fuel economy – to the tune of 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Starting at $21,400, the Fiesta ST includes a premium audio system from Sony, push button start, and various sporty interior touches as standard. Our tester came with the optional Recaro sport seats, a navigation system and the eye-catching Green Envy paint, bringing the grand total to $25,610 with destination and delivery.
In this trio of videos, we take a closer look at the Fiesta ST inside and out, then hit the open road for a pair of POV test drives:
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