2014 Ford Fiesta ST Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Ford Fiesta - Road Test Specs

2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Vehicle TypeFWD 5-passenger 5-door hatchback
Base MSRP$22,195
Options on test vehicleRecaro Package ($1,995 -- includes heated Recaro partial-leather seats, heated side mirrors), Navigation ($795 -- includes 6.5-inch touchscreen)
As-tested MSRP$24,445
Assembly locationCuautitlan, Mexico


ConfigurationTransverse front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,596/97.4
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing intake, exhaust
Compression ratio (x:1)10
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)197 @ 6,350
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)202 @ 4,200
Fuel type91+ recommended, 87 minimum
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=3.72, II=2.05, III=1.36, IV=1.03, V=0.82, VI=0.69, R=3.8
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.82
Differential(s)Open with torque-biasing brake application


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent, twist beam, coil springs
Steering typeRack-and-pinion with electric assist
Steering ratio (x:1)13.6
Tire make and modelBridgestone Potenza RE050A
Tire typeSummer
Tire size, front205/40R17
Tire size, rear205/40R17
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front11-inch vented rotors with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10-inch vented rotors with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph (sec.)4.5
0-60 mph (sec.)7.1
0-75 mph (sec.)9.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 92.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.8
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.5
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.3
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 91.6
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)112
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON66.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.7
@ Full throttle (dB)75.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.6
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,700

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThis is a willing little turbo engine. Its biggest problem isn't lack of power, but rather putting the power to the front tires in 1st gear. It likes to spin them up. Best run came with a linear clutch release at 3,000 rpm, with some minor backpedaling toward the top of 1st as wheelspin gets excessive. Six-speed shifter is a bit notchy and throws could be shorter, but it's not a bad gearbox.
Braking commentsSolid, secure stops every time with little nosedive. Pedal had a firm feel and remained so throughout. Consistent distances. The second stop was longest at 114 feet, third stop was shortest at 112 feet. Sixth (and final) stop was 113 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: With the Fiesta ST's stiff suspension and short wheelbase, you could really feel the bumps in the parking lot leading up to the start of our slalom course. This car changes direction with ease. And like the Focus ST, the Fiesta is happy to oversteer any time you let off the throttle or turn in too aggressively. That's not a particularly handy quality in the back-and-forth nature of the slalom, but I bet this thing would be a blast on a back road without the usual front-drive understeer. Skid pad: Super easy to alter the Fiesta ST's attitude by playing with the throttle. It rotates in a hurry. Of note, we got the exact same numbers whether the stability control system was fully on, in dynamic mode or fully off.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/17/2013
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1120
Temperature (°F)75.3
Relative humidity (%)46.7
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.61
Wind (mph, direction)3.8 (head)
Odometer (mi.)2,072
Fuel used for test91
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)39/36

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)29 combined/26 city/35 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)25.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)12.4

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionSony 100-watt, eight-speaker AM/FM CD MP3 satellite audio system
iPod/digital media compatibilityiPod via USB, Bluetooth media streaming
Satellite radioOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Optional Ford Sync subscription service
Smart entry/StartStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,742
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,735
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)160.1
Width (in.)67.8
Height (in.)57.2
Wheelbase (in.)98
Track, front (in.)57.7
Track, rear (in.)57
Legroom, front (in.)42.2
Legroom, rear (in.)31.2
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)37.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)52.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)49
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)10.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles

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