Ford adds the ST to its Fiesta line, a model with much higher power than the base model.
The Fiesta ST can only be had with the hatchback body.
A black grille distinguishes it from the standard Fiesta.
Direct injection and a turbo bring output from this four-cylinder engine up to 197 horsepower.
Corner braking activates the brakes on the inside wheel in a turn, correcting for understeer.
The large spoiler is part of the ST body package.
This car is amazingly fun on a twisty road.
The hatch is small, good for a few grocery bags.
Optional Recaro seats are expensive, and not all that comfortable.
With 197 horsepower, the Fiesta ST won't bog down from rear passenger weight.
Although leather-wrapped, the steering wheel feels artificial.
The MyFord Touch interface, on this 6.5-inch screen, comes standard in the Fiesta ST.
Voice command is a much easier way to control cabin tech functions than the tiny touch screen.
Navigation can be displayed in perspective or plan views.
Sirius Travel Link brings in data such as traffic and fuel prices.
The Bluetooth phone system includes contact list integration.
The playback screen shows album art for locally stored music.
The music library interface shows categories for album and artist.