Performance based compact models have certainly become a Ford thing. With two hot hatches to choose from the Focus ST and Fiesta ST face off and show us a pair of vehicles that can both be dynamic and offer the fun we want from a small car. Of course when you are looking at this pair of Fords you certainly know you have come to the right place and have selected the cars that will give you the overall performance you want to enjoy. Let’s take a look and compare the two cars and see which one is the more desirable.
Starting with the engine, the Focus offers you a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that shows up with 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and gives you fuel mileage of 23 city/32 hwy mpg. With a base price of $24,495 that can rise from them, the Focus ST gives you a five passenger hatchback that has turbocharged power and a style that is attractive along with several great colors to choose from. This car is tail happy and gives you the ability to slide and drift for more experienced drivers but also lets you enjoy a fully engaged ride.
This car is a little longer than the Fiesta and wider as well with more than double the cargo space. The electric power steering certainly makes you feel it as you take curves quickly, making sure you can enjoy a drive that keeps you on your toes to make it easy for you to keep the ride alive and fun. Overall the Focus ST offers a muscular look and feel compared to other hot hatches which gives you a leg up over nearly every other hot hatch on the road. Toss in the run to sixty in only 6.1 seconds and the quarter mile time of 14.5 seconds at 97.2 mph and you have a car you can really show off.
The Fiesta ST shows up with a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that gives you 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque that is attached to a six-speed manual transmission which gives you 26 city/35 hwy mpg worth of fuel mileage. At a base price of $22,195 the Fiesta is highly affordable giving you the turbo power you want in a smaller version of the five passenger hatchback. This car gives you several colors to choose from as well.
Driving the Fiesta isn’t as dynamic as the Focus, but it’s a lot of fun. This car offers a more neutral driving feeling in which you get to make the fun while on the road. As a car that responds nearly perfectly the Fiesta is a capable player for you to toss about and enjoy. As a car that has the same power to weight ratio as the first M3 the Fiesta is a balanced and exceptional hot hatch to drive. This car brings you a time to sixty mph of 6.7 seconds along with a quarter mile speed of 15.0 seconds at 93.7 mph.
Now it’s only up to you to choose the right hot hatch for you to enjoy. Are you going to choose the Focus or the Fiesta as your car to drive? The car you want will be easy to find and enjoy as the two from Ford offer you a great deal of fantastic features and the drive that will certainly excite you and bring you a drive that will put a smile on your face each and every time you get in and drive.