Is the 2015 MINI Cooper S Better than a Fiesta ST?

2014 MINI Cooper S 1 photo
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The new MINI Cooper S received more than flattering reviews ever since it came out and a lot of people got excited about it and the new tech it brings. However, some forgot about its competition. And that wasn’t good for the Brit.
You see, the new Cooper S will have the work cut out for itself because it’s going up against another brilliant car that was launched a few months before it. We’re talking about the Fiesta ST, of course. That little Ford received better reviews than anything we’ve seen lately.

The recipe was simple: add a brilliant turbocharged petrol engine on a small hatch and give a good chassis tune and a gearbox to match. That was all it took to make this hot hatch deliver. And boy, did it deliver!

Compared to the Cooper S it’s a bit down on power and torque and has a smaller engine, but the overall package delivers in a big way. Even the guys from XCAR were impressed and they are British!

Between the two and judging only by the driving experience, the Fiesta wins but looking over everything else and taking even the character of the two in consideration things might lean the other way. Check out the compelling case they make in the video below.

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