Last week Ford
confirmed that it is bringing the Fiesta ST to the US. Due to arrive in the near future (we're guessing in 2014), the hot hatch packs a version of Ford's lauded 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-pot with around 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The top hatchback from arch-rival Chevrolet
, meanwhile, is the Sonic RS. With a 1.4-liter turbo four producing 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, it's significantly less powerful than the Fiesta ST, but Chevy may be fixing that soon.