2014 Ford Fiesta Reviews and Ratings .Over a few years, with its flamboyant, sporty look and zippy driving experience, the Fiesta has shown that small, inexpensive models don't need to be so soulless and appliance-like.What a difference 450 pounds makes. That’s the claimed spread between the 1.0-liter Fiesta and the 1.0-liter Focus, and although the smaller car is no scorcher—we predict a 0-to-60 run of 9.8 seconds—the engine clearly feels freer to flex its 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’s much more tractable, with good low-end muscle. It still needs to be caned to step away with real verve, but in the canyons surrounding Los Angeles, we found a quick downshift had the Fiesta pulling up the steep grades, well, not smartly, but like a real car. When stressed, the three’s aural signature goes a bit grumbly, but it otherwise sounds okay.
You get: trapezoidal grill with honeycomb mesh to optimize cooling, rear diffuser, ST body kit, spoiler, 17” wheels, optional Recaro seats, ST leather wrapped steering wheel, ST gear shift knob, aluminum pedals, dual chrome tipped exhaust, fog lamps, automatic temperature control, push button start, larger brakes with rear discs, and sound symposer. The engine is exclusively mated to a transmission with six gears and a third pedal.The 2014 Ford Fiesta is a fun-to-drive small car, with a nicely trimmed cabin.the Fiesta deserves serious consideration.
The only vehicle in the Fiesta’s price and weight range that can beat it on power is the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. However, the supposed power deficit exists on paper only as the ST feels far more powerful throughout the rpm range than the little Hyundai. There is no lag in the Fiesta as the power builds up; an issue that plagues the Veloster Turbo. And it is not just compared to the Veloster that this motor feels punchy; it pulls just as hard as the far more powerful, albeit heavier Focus ST.Sharing the interior style from the Focus, C-Max and Escape, the Fiesta looks and feels incredibly familiar, an advantage since the car’s controls are simple and fall to hand comfortably. Buyers can also opt for luxuries, which help make the Fiesta feel cozy, like heated seats or leather upholstery. Although not uncommon for subcompacts, with the Accent and Rio offering similar amenities, it’s nice to see Ford offer the same features as its competition.
The Fiesta ST is better. It’s cheaper, it’s only marginally smaller and it’s somehow more fun to drive. Both cars show the Blue Oval at its finest: Producing excellent, soulful, small cars, and then selling them dirt-cheap. Ford's been doing it in Europe for years; every now and then we reap the benefits. The Fiesta ST is the best example yet.The 120-hp, 1.6-liter four returns as the base engine. For 2,600 pounds, it's quick enough, especially if you get the manual transmission and keep the revs up; although we're not big fans of the PowerShift automatic transmission. The high-performance FIesta ST is new this year and, in overboost mode, puts out 197 horsepower and 214 lb-ft from its 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine; it's mated only to a six-speed manual gearbox and, with upgrades to braking, suspension, steering.We drove a European-spec five-door—they’ll get the 1.0-liter Fiesta before we will. Features on the cars we drove that won’t make it here include an engine stop-start system, standard summer rubber, and adjustable-height headlamps, but our Fiesta will otherwise be nearly identical. Full details on the refreshed 2014 Fiesta are available here and include interior material upgrades that keep it feeling more upscale than anything else in its class.