Ford says the Fiesta ST will average 29mpg.Ford says its Fiesta ST hot hatch, which will hit the United States market later this year, will achieve an Environmental Protection Agency-certified 29mpg.
Although Ford's estimates have yet to be signed off on by the EPA, the Dearborn-based automaker is confident the Fiesta ST will achieve 26mpg in the city and 35mpg on the highway, combining for an average of 29mpg.
The Fiesta ST, which carries a base price of $22,195, boasts 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 1.6L engine. The Fiesta ST's closest competitor in the U.S. -- the $22,000 Fiat 500 Abarth -- is rated at 28/34/31mpg city/highway/combined, but offers 37 less horsepower and two fewer doors.
Ford has not announced an official on-sale date for the U.S.-spec Fiesta ST, saying only that the pocket rocket will arrive on dealer lots sometime during the summer.