Ford quietly posted pricing for the 2014 Fiesta models on its website, and that includes the hot hatchback ST model. If you're planning on buying the Fiesta ST, you'll need to find at least $22,195 in the couch cushions, and that's before options.
Here's a quick refresher course on the 2014 Fiesta ST: it has a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine sending 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
Want to let the light shine through with a power moonroof? That'll be $795, and the sharp 17-inch Rado Gray painted wheels are a $375 option. But really, those are the only exterior options.
Move inside the Fiesta ST and you can option some sweet-looking Recaro seats for $1,995, and a a Sony-branded HD audio and navigation system with Ford's SYNC for $795. Don't worry if you live in a snow belt state, since those Recaros include heat, too.
Check all the boxes mentioned above and you're looking at a price of $25,360. For those keeping score, a fully loaded Fiesta ST is just a hair more expensive than a base Focus ST.
As it stands, there isn't a Chevrolet Sonic with this much power, and even the MINI Cooper S falls short.
One thing is clear: Hot hatchback buyers have more options than ever at this point, and we don't see that as a bad thing.