Ford Fiesta ST Forum banner's Review: Not Very Flattering

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This out of the many articles I've read about the FiST is the most critical out of them all. I can't say I'm happy with his review but this is his opinion and I want to read all articles about the FiST, good or bad. Feel free to chime in on your own thoughts of this review...this guy went so far as to accuse Ford of "lying", wow.

"Underrated / OverratedThat’s not to say that the 2014 Ford Fiesta’s turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor isn’t the spoon that stirs the subcompact’s coffee. Officially, Ford is advertising output of 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque, but dyno results from a number of publications as well as a few independent tuners peg the engine’s real performance at close to 190 horses and 221 lb-ft of twist…at the wheels. This means that somebody’s lying, and for once, the truth is better than the advertising copy."

I don't know about you all but when it comes down to losing 7hp and gaining 19 ft pd of torque....I'll take the torque all day! :)
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I could be wrong but, the Fiesta ST is rated at 197 hp and 214 lb-ft at the flywheel. He is saying it puts down 190 hp and 221 lb-ft at the wheels. If we take 10% driveline loss that means it is making 209 hp and 243 lb-ft at the flywheel. So how is the advertising better than the real thing? He is not comparing apples to apples here, he clearly doesn't know what he is talking about. We also don't know what kind of times he was putting down with the Focus ST and the Fiesta ST. One reason the Fiesta was pushing is because he was going faster than what he did the Focus ST.
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