The last of a dying breed in the USA. I love this car. Great power, fantastic gas mileage, and –with the non-us-spec headlights – very modern.
Sure, it’s not as good as the 2018 Fiesta ST that the rest of the world has, but for the US market, it beats its larger brother the Focus ST for sheer driving pleasure. It’s incredibly nimble, easy to park, holds sharp corners like they are more than twice as wide, has fantastic Recaros, and still manages to have enough space to fit a car seat comfortably in the rear.
I purchased my ST at the end of March, and have put over 5k miles on it since then. Every step of the way, it’s excelled… with only one downside.
The one thing that I can’t stand about this car is how little the front seats recline. I often find myself taking naps in the car due to my hectic schedule, and I ended up folding down the rear seat and taking a rest on a sleeping bag. If this isn’t something that you’ll see yourself doing, than this car is absolutely magnificent.
|EPA Classification||Subcompact Cars|
|MPG/MPGe||33 Highway / 26 City|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6L/97 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|