2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Review

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2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Review

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Review The next-generation variation of among our favorite warm hatches– hell, one of our preferred cars, duration– the Ford Carnival ST. Based on the skilled and also reliable Fiesta subcompact, the present ST turns up the wick with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-speed handbook transmission, as well as a corner-carving suspension. This prototype Feast ST sneak peeks the new design, because of replace today’s variation for the 2018 version year wearing brand-new sheetmetal and a brand-new interior.

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Specs

Ford truly doesn’t need to develop the Carnival ST, a minimum of for the United States, where nothing else maker uses a correctly flashy auto in the subcompact B sector. (In Europe, where the Fiesta as well as Fiesta ST additionally are marketed, there are extra rivals.) Still, providing Americans the Carnival ST is smart. Besides existing in a course by itself, the ST is affordable, efficient, and also big fun to drive– excellent for younger, performance-savvy purchasers who might fancy a Mustang GT but cannot pay for one. Obtain those buyers into the layer with the Feast, and also who recognizes, at some point, after climbing up the Ford efficiency ladder– to the Focus ST, Focus RS, Mustang GT, as well as Shelby Mustang– they might be on a waiting list for a future GT supercar. This is lasting brand structure in the form of an adorable hatchback. Plus it’s a helluva lot of enjoyable.

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Interior and Exterior

Like its less fast 2018 Fiesta siblings, the ST will employ an upgraded variation of the existing Feast’s worldwide B-segment platform. We have couple of complaints regarding these bones, as they supply a rigid, refined basis for today’s designs. The suspension is rather spot-on, also in non-ST kind. Of course, the entire factor of the ST is to raise efficiency, as well as we would certainly be all right with Ford carrying over the current ST’s chassis untouched; it’s that great. As for the remainder of the Feast, it’s due for an aesthetic refresh throughout. These spy images reveal that the new ST will adopt the exact same wider, thinner taillights and also new headlights as the routine 2018 Feast while getting bespoke front as well as back fascias, wheels, and also spoilers. Inside, expect nicer products on the dashboard and also door panels and a larger touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment; there could even be new safety and security technology like blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure caution, as well as forward-collision warning, as evidenced by the cam selection at the top of this Fiesta ST model’s windscreen.

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Engine

We prepare for Ford will certainly stay with the exact same turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder from today’s Carnival ST for the brand-new design, although a variation bump is possible in order to include power. Nevertheless, more muscular tissue isn’t really required, as the little engine creates a mighty 197 horse power as well as is willing as well as smooth. (Non-ST Fiestas likely will continue to use a normally aspirated 1.6-liter four as well as a turbocharged, 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost.)

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Review

We anticipate a six-speed manual transmission again will be common, however there’s an outside possibility that Ford might drum up a sportier, heavier-duty variation of the routine Carnival’s optional six-speed dual-clutch automated to interest a bigger swath of buyers. Persistent rumors of a hotter, ST-topping Carnival RS– potentially with all-wheel drive– are just rumors, and also the 2018 Carnival ST will continue to be front-wheel drive.

2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Price

The brand-new Feast will certainly debut next year as a 2018 design, with this ST variation stone’s throw behind. Rates should stay regarding the same as it is today, a dazzling worth at $22,335.