2016 Ford Fiesta ST: Muscle & Style!

April 28th, 2016 by

2016 Ford Fiesta ST

With the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST, good things do come in small packages!

The 2016 Ford Fiesta ST and Ford performance take on the competitive set with muscle and style! The Ford Performance team is committed to creating the world’s leading performance experiences that are accessible to all. The 2016 Ford Fiesta ST is proof of that commitment! Fiesta ST is engineered to deliver spine-tingling performance that is refined enough for the daily commute or a night out on the town. here’s how Fiesta ST stacks up against its key competitors: the Fiat 500 Abarth, the Chevrolet Sonic RS and the MINI Cooper S.

Looking like a winner: If you want to be a champion, it helps to look like one. While cool styling is subjective, we want to share these awesome design points:

  • Fiesta ST has performance-enhancing design features such as a large front opening for increased airflow, front airfoil, rear diffuser and a high-mount rear spoiler
  • Fiesta ST styled to mirror the looks Fiesta World Rally Championship car. It has a real racing silhouette, not just a jazzed-up paint job or racing stripes added to the regular model
  • Bold 17-inch aluminum wheels are standard on Fiesta ST; they are an extra cost on Fiat 500 Abarth and MINI Cooper S

Engineered to Thrill: The Fiesta ST numbers tell the story with an impressive combination of horsepower, torque and fuel economy ratings:

Vehicle 2016 Ford Fiesta ST 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth 2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS 2016 MINI Cooper S
Engine 1.6 EcoBoost I-4 1.4 Turbo I-4 1.4 Turbo I-4 2.0 Turbo I-4
Horsepower @ rpm 197 @ 6000 160 @ 5,500 138 @ 4,900 189 @ 6,000
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm 202 @ 4,200 170 @ 2,500-4,000 148 @ 2,500 (Manual) & 148 @ 1,850 (auto) 207 @ 1,250
Transmission 6-speed manual 5-speed manual & 6-speed automatic (opt) 6-speed manual & 6-speed automatic (opt) 6-speed manual & 6-speed automatic (opt)
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD
EPA-estimates rating (city/hwy/combined mpg) 26/33/29 28/34/30 27/33/28 23/33/27


Driver-Focused Experience: Whether on the track or around the town, the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST is all about the driver’s comfort and control. Fiesta St offers available RECARO seats. They are one of the leading names in performance seating. They are designed to hold the driver in place while taking curves. Fiat 500 Abarth offers performance-designed seats, but not from a recognized supplier like RECARO. Performance seating isn’t available on Sonic RS or MINI Cooper S. The Fiesta ST has standard asymmetric, speed-rated performance tires and performance brake pads. None of its competitors offer performance tires. The Sonic RS does not offer the confidence inspiring technology of standard three-mode AdvanceTrac nor does it have Torque Vectoring Control.

2016 Ford Fiesta inside

Innovative Technologies: Driving enthusiasts want the convenience that high-tech features provide. The 2016 Ford Fiesta ST has Audio System by Sony with HD Radio and iTunes tagging which are two features that Fiat doesn’t have. The Fiesta ST also serves up the impressive new SYNC 3 system that features a number of enhancements including the ability to use voice commands to connect to apps.

If you want to learn more about the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST stop by Beach Automotive or call us today to speak with one of our experienced salespeople! We can tell you all about the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST or any other Ford Performance model!

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