Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

5. Still Frugal-ish

The Fiesta ST only comes with a manual and is officially rated at 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Compared to regular manual equipped Fiesta hatchbacks, that is only 1 mpg lower in the city and 3 mpg on the highway. Best of all, the ST car can actually achieve its published numbers if one stays out of the boost. But with nearly 200 hp on tap, why would anyone want to stay out of the boost in this little rocket?

So the Fiesta ST does have a few short comings, but none more than the regular Fiesta hatchback. Potential customers need find out what is more important to them; a soft ride and rear seat space or a ton of power and superb handling? I know my answer.

Curious about buying a Fiesta ST? You can learn more about Ford’s lineup of cars in AutoGuide’s new car section. Or if you prefer, navigate directly to the new Fiesta ST by clicking here.

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