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Ford Fiesta ST (2014) review: 40 facts and highlights

Ford Fiesta ST (2014)
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

Why is Ford Fiesta ST (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    274Nmvs172.96Nm
  • shorter length
    4.07mvs4.07m
  • higher Euro NCAP rating
    6vs5
  • more airbags
    7vs6.18
  • more horsepower
    197hpvs115.26hp
  • USB ports
    2vs1
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • more valves
    16vs15.03

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General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3. higher Euro NCAP rating

6

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

6

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited yrs

6. longer basic warranty (km)

48000km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited km

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume (seats down)

719l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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3200l

2. greater cargo volume

286l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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1068l

3. longer wheelbase

2.49m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

4. shorter length

4.07m

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2.34m

5.height

1.45m

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1.39m

6.width

1.98m

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1m

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

9.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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Peugeot 301 Berline (2014)

0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

6.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

274Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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400Nm

4. better fuel economy (combined)

8.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

5. larger fuel tank

47l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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73l

6.Has a turbocharged engine
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has in-car system
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

3.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

4.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

6.Has smart key as standard
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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