Ford Fiesta ST Driven The New York Times
The standard-issue Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that generates a modest 120 horsepower at 6,350 r.p.m. and 112 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 r.p.m. The lofty r.p.m. numbers for the power and torque peaks tell you all you need to know: This car is largely gutless unless you’re riding it to the redline. Even then, the base Fiesta won’t strain your sternocleidomastoid with undue G forces.