Competes with: Ford Fiesta ST, Nissan Juke, Hyundai Veloster Looks like: An amped up grocery-getter Drivetrain: A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission making 296 horsepower and 280 pounds-feet of torque Hits...
It's time for Ford to quit messing around and give us a Mustang ST. Take a moment to imagine everything that makes the Fiesta and Focus ST so brilliant transposed onto the already delicious Mustang. The line follows a predictable recipe that starts with an Ecoboost four cylinder. Show More Summary
As far as niche products go the 2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT isn’t probably the first car that comes to mind. Yet this European-designed, Slovakian-built Kia slides neatly in between the light hot-hatch class (Ford Fiesta ST, Volkswagen Polo GTI) that cost a few thousand dollars less, and the small hot-hatch class (Ford Focus ST, [...]
When he’s not doing donuts in his Ford Fiesta ST, Ken Block is hooning around in his awesome RaptorTRAX, a customized Ford F-150 with huge, tank-like snow treads. Here, he goofs around with snowboarders Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss.
The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. Show More Summary
Ford Australia has given a big push to its MyKey system with the introduction of the software on the entire Fiesta range. MyKey, which was previous available on the Ford Fiesta ST, has been revised begins a wide spread implementation starting with the entire Fiesta range this year and Focus, Mondeo and Mustang next year. [...]
Ford has expanded its rollout of SYNC AppLink and MyKey technology across its Australian line-up, announcing more models will receive the modern features soon. Customers can now get the AppLink system in Focus ST, Fiesta ST and Ford Kuga models, with five more models to offer the technology from early 2015. Show More Summary
Much has been written about the narrowing performance and luxury gap between supercars and everyday pedestrian offerings. Even as supercars have introduced even wilder styling, interiors and technology the beige lemming wagon that fills your company’s management lot puts out 240 hp, sports bluetooth integration and can hit 60 in less than 8 seconds. Show More Summary
At 155 inches long, the current Volkswagen Polo fits neatly in between the size of the MK1 and MK2 Volkswagen GTI hatchbacks. That’s a foot shorter than the current MK7, and in GTI trim, an enticing competitor to the Ford Fiesta ST. For 2015, the Polo GTI gets a nice bump in power. Out goes […] The post A Hot Hatch Polo Match appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2013 saw Road & Track crown its first-ever Performance Car of the Year: the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The Stingray beat out a dozen other candidates, from the almost godlike SLS AMG Black to the little Ford Fiesta ST that punched way above its weight. Read more...
This or That: Fiat 500 Abarth vs. Ford Fiesta ST Two of Autoblog's editors argue the finer points of hot hatches in a point/counterpoint rundown between the Fiat 500 Abarth and Ford Fiesta ST. Arguments are made, but no firm conclusions drawn. Show More Summary
Though the Ford Fiesta ST and Fiat 500 Abarth (and arguably the Mini Cooper S) may stand pretty much alone in the North American market, in overseas markets, supermini hot hatches are a big deal. Unfortunately, challengers like the Volkswagen...Show More Summary
They're pretty darn similar. And yet our views are oh so different. If you guys could read the transcripts of our editors' chat room, you'd know that we're a pretty argumentative bunch. It's always good-spirited stuff (well, usually), but when we're not obsessively covering this or that, we're usually fighting about one car being better than another. Show More Summary
Car Wars is where we pit some of today's hottest cars against each other and then, in a commenting fight to the death, decide which one we'd buy. Today we have two of the best hot hatches ever sold in the United States, all for about the same price. Read more...
"Remember that car? That sure was a great car. I really wish they still made that car today, because I'd totally buy one." That's a conversation that happens multiple times a day in the Jalopnik comments. Let me tell you this: years from now, the Ford Fiesta ST will be the subject of that conversation too. Read more...
Because everyone in Oppo apparently owns one of these now, I decided we should get our hands on one too. Read more...
The Ford Fiesta ST has been on the market for a while now, but that doesn’t mean it’s old or beyond its use-by date. Far from it: the Fiesta ST is one of the best hot hatches I have ever driven. More »
Cheap. Fast. Reliable. Pick two. This is a conundrum that plagues enthusiasts of vast dreams and scant means. There’s very little out there that fulfills the requirement for an economical performance car that also works when you need it to. A garage-built tuner vehicle fulfills the first two criteria, but you can’t be sure it will start […]
We recently spent two weeks with the Ford Fiesta ST – a driver's car that's all about involvement, connection and fun. It needs to learn some manners, though, as you'll see in our road test video... Continue Reading Video Road Test:Show More Summary