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Ford Fiesta ST Pricing Starts at $21,400

Ford Fiesta ST

The Ford Fiesta ST Configurator went live last night, and prices for Ford’s smallest hot hatch will start at just $21,400. The miniscule five door features a 1.6L Ecoboost 4-cylinder producing 197hp and 214 lb-ft of torque routed through a six-speed manual transmission; like its big brother, the Focus ST, a two pedal version is not an option. The Fiesta will also be the least expensive car in the world to be available with Recaro bucket seats, a worthwhile option that adds $1,995 to the car’s base cost. As with in other Fords, all the normal SYNC stuff can be had for the right price so drivers don’t get bored just driving.

The real shocker is that the Fiesta ST is being sold here in the U.S. at all. As we have previously covered, the ST doesn’t have any direct competitors as far as a sporty B-segment car goes. It offers power similar to a Volkswagen GTI but is more alike to the Volkswagen Polo (not sold in the U.S.) in terms of size. It is larger and more practical than a Fiat 500 Abarth and Mini Cooper, all of which figure around the same price. It is more powerful than both of those cars, however, leaving the Fiesta ST in a class of its own. The real challenge for Ford will be convincing buyers not to upgrade to the Focus ST, which offers much more room and a more powerful engine for only an extra $2,300…

Click here to check out the Ford Fiesta ST Configurator for yourself.

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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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