Ford adds the ST to its Fiesta line, a model with much higher power than the base model.

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The Fiesta ST can only be had with the hatchback body.

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A black grille distinguishes it from the standard Fiesta.

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Direct injection and a turbo bring output from this four-cylinder engine up to 197 horsepower.

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Corner braking activates the brakes on the inside wheel in a turn, correcting for understeer.

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The large spoiler is part of the ST body package.

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This car is amazingly fun on a twisty road.

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The hatch is small, good for a few grocery bags.

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Optional Recaro seats are expensive, and not all that comfortable.

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With 197 horsepower, the Fiesta ST won't bog down from rear passenger weight.

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Although leather-wrapped, the steering wheel feels artificial.

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The MyFord Touch interface, on this 6.5-inch screen, comes standard in the Fiesta ST.

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Voice command is a much easier way to control cabin tech functions than the tiny touch screen.

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Navigation can be displayed in perspective or plan views.

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Sirius Travel Link brings in data such as traffic and fuel prices.

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The Bluetooth phone system includes contact list integration.

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The playback screen shows album art for locally stored music.

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The music library interface shows categories for album and artist.

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