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 |  Jan 07 2014, 3:32 PM

Five Points of Practicality for the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

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We were more excited than a Walmart shopper on Black Friday after hearing that Ford planned to bring the Fiesta ST over to America.

Once details of the US-spec Fiesta ST came to light, we got even more excited. A 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 197 hp and a sport tuned chassis? High performance summer tires and Recaro seats up front? This car sounded like it would be the real deal.

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And after a first drive, we found that it did indeed live up to the hype. But we spent most of our early time focusing on the performance attributes of the Fiesta ST and gave little thought to whether it was still a practical subcompact hatchback. Does the ST treatment take away from the Fiesta’s practical side, or is it the total package? Here are five-points discussing all things from a practical standpoint for the 2014 Fiesta ST.