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For The Fiesta ST is outstanding fun, competitively priced and has decent running costs by hot hatch standards. ST2 trim adds part-leather Recaro seats and an upgraded Sony stereo.

Against Some might find it a touch noisy and firm in regular mundane driving.

Ford Fiesta Hatchback

What Car? says

5 out of 5 stars

The Ford Fiesta ST is the best junior hot hatch out there. It has stunning handling and performance, it’s well priced and is perfectly useable every day.

What Car? readers say

4.12069


Key facts

0–60mph
6.9 secs
Top speed
139 mph
Average mpg
47.9
Tank range
miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Some rivals may be classier, and some better equipped, but none are more fun than the Fiesta thanks to its dynamic brilliance.

It’s competitively priced and is available with huge discounts. Whichever model you choose, make sure you shop around. Ford's website is a good place to start: here you can find all the latest company offers, such as free equipment and low-rate finance deals.

Conscious that the Fiesta will appeal to younger drivers and in order to give parents a little more peace of mind, Ford also offers a programmable ignition key. This key can be pre-set to control certain parameters, including limiting the top speed of the vehicle, muting the audio until the seat belts are fastened and preventing the ESP system from being disabled.

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