A direct descendant of the first Ford Fiesta model we saw here in the United States back in the late 1970’s, the Fiesta was reintroduced to this marketplace in 2010, after having been discontinued here in 1980. Ford’s first front drive model, the delightful Fiesta, as its name implies, has been a party on wheels since the very beginning.
For the current iteration of the front-drive subcompact, Ford’s American SVT group and its European counterpart the Ford RS division have added considerable heat to an already pretty hot party. Remarkably affordable at its price point, as well as handsome to look at, fun to drive, and very nicely finished, the Ford Fiesta ST is easily one of the more desirable cars in its competitive set, which includes the MINI Cooper S and the Chevrolet Sonic RS.
Universally agreed upon by the automotive cognoscenti to be one of the best performance car bargains on the market, the Ford Fiesta ST is a performance car you can enjoy without exploiting triple digit speeds. Like the Miata, the Fiesta ST’s personality makes every drive seem like a flying lap at the Nurburgring—even if you’re only doing 65 on the Interstate. Ford’s performance divisions really came up with something when they laid hands on Ford’s Fiesta.