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Ford News: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST To Start At $22,195*

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By William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

February 27, 2013

Ford has revealed the pricing for the 2014 Fiesta ST which will start at $22,195 (includes $795 destination charge). That will come with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder with 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, and a six-speed manual transmission.

The price makes the Fiesta ST $505 cheaper than the Fiat 500 Abarth and $1,805 cheaper than the Mini Cooper S.

Options include partial-leather Recaro seats, MyFord Touch infotainment and navigation, seventeen-inch dark alloy wheels, power moonroof, and two unique colors, Molten Orange and Green Envy.

Source: Ford

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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I still like the Abarth, the Cooper S, the Sonic RS, and the FR-S better....and for that kind of money, one could almost push the payment and get a V6 Mustang. Hard to see the magic of the Focus ST translating to the Fiesta...

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ocnblu    733

The engineer at Ford in charge of developing the Focus and Fiesta ST models has been quoted as saying he prefers to drive the smaller car. It also reportedly has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Focus ST.

Green Envy can be ordered on other 2014 Fiestas. Molten Orange is an ST exclusive.

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ocnblu    733

Well I will tell you what, it's a lot cooler than a Sonic RS. The base car comes with all the serious hardware... no options needed. And it comes in more than just the usual, same-ol same-ol color palette.

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ocnblu    733

It will take GM zero effort to match this in less than 8 months.

Yeah... as it was in 1964 1/2, it is always Chevy "catching up" to Ford. The ST is here now, a 1.6T RS is... where? In dreams? And even then, will it have the Ford's chassis?

Reg, you're KILLIN' me with the 3-door!

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Drew Dowdell    4,990

It will take GM zero effort to match this in less than 8 months.

And even then, will it have the Ford's chassis?
I hope not. That would be a giant step backwards for the Sonic.

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regfootball    234

It will take GM zero effort to match this in less than 8 months.

Yeah... as it was in 1964 1/2, it is always Chevy "catching up" to Ford. The ST is here now, a 1.6T RS is... where? In dreams? And even then, will it have the Ford's chassis?

Reg, you're KILLIN' me with the 3-door!

Austin Powers would say 'do i make u h0rny baby'? LOL that 3 door is sweet.

I like the Sonic but until GM actually does come out with any meaningful changes on the Sonic, it is owned by this thing. GM, all talk. Let's sell v8 RWD cars instead. Because those top the sales charts.

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pow    106

I still like the Abarth, the Cooper S, the Sonic RS, and the FR-S better....and for that kind of money, one could almost push the payment and get a V6 Mustang. Hard to see the magic of the Focus ST translating to the Fiesta...

I've driven both the Mustang V6 and Focus ST. While the two have similar specs on paper and cost about the same, they have completely different personalities out on the road. The former feels lazy, in part because of its tall gearing that aims to optimize highway fuel economy, while the Focus feels immediate and much more responsive. Same can be said for the chassis and gearbox.

This Fiesta ST looks like it could be an absolute hoot. Ford has a good track record of making balanced and fun-to-drive hot hatches.

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ocnblu    733

That's what I'm thinking. My little '11, even with the 1.6, was great fun to pilot. The magic of a small car designed as a small car, and not a scaled-down big car, is readily apparent in the Fiesta.

The Fiesta ST is such a cool little buggy. But the SE Sport 1.6 I have saved over at Ford's Build & Price has an MSRP of $18,785... less expensive to buy, less expensive to run and to insure, but it still has that Euro driving feel that is hard to quantify.

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ocnblu    733

Chevy also has a strong history of hot hatches, I want to be fair here.

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