2014 Ford Fiesta ST Rated for 26/35 MPG

Ford released estimated fuel economy figures for the 2014 Fiesta ST. The subcompact hot hatch achieves 26/35 mpg city/highway, along with a combined figure of 29 mpg.

The new fuel economy ratings put the Fiesta ST roughly mid-pack among its competition, the Mini Cooper S, Fiat 500 Abarth, and Chevrolet Sonic RS. Buyers looking for more frugal fun may do better to head over to a Fiat showroom, since the 500 Abarth achieves a combined score of 31 mpg, and it has the best city fuel economy at 28 mpg; however, its 34-mpg city rating falls short of the Fiesta and the Cooper S' 35-mpg ratings.

What the 2014 Fiesta ST has working in its favor, although, is power: it’s the most powerful of the bunch with 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6-liter turbo-four. Only the top-trim Mini John Cooper Works hatchback (which sits above the Cooper S) has comparable power at 208 hp and 197 lb-ft (or 207 lb-ft with overboost), but that car retails for no less than $30,895 with destination – a whopping $8700 more than the Fiesta ST.

The Fiesta is the second least expensive car in this group, with a base price of $22,195, beat out only by the Chevrolet Sonic RS that starts at $20,995. However, the Chevy is down 59 hp and 54 lb-ft over the Ford. Fully kitted-out, the 2014 Fiesta ST will set buyers back $25,955, which still represents a bargain in the segment, again undercutting all but the Sonic RS.

Check out a full chart of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and its competitors below.

Source: Ford

  Horsepower Torque (lb-ft) MPG (city/highway/comb.) Base Price (w/ dest.)
Ford Fiesta ST 197 202 26/35/29 $22,195
Chevrolet Sonic RS 138 148 27/34/30 $20,995
Fiat 500 Abarth 160 170 28/34/31 $22,700
Mini Cooper S 181 171 26/35/29 $24,095
Mini John Cooper Works 208 192 (207 w/ overboost) 26/35/29 $30,895
What a fine car and great looking.  I wonder if anyone in this country will notice.  We seem to be wedded to anything German.  Ford has been "hitting it out of the park" with its cleaver designs, good looking cars with great engines.  I know Fiesta is very respected in Europe and outsells VW Golf in GB.  I've always enjoyed a small displacement sporty car, where you have to use some skill to get max performance from them.  

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