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


Key facts

6.9 secs
Top speed
139 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
See all running costs

View the whole Ford Fiesta Hatchback range


More expensive

Read in full

The full Ford Fiesta review

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.

Reader test team says:

Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S/S 5dr

This is my third Ford and to date it is the best yet. Fuel economy: Fabulous MPG, nowhere near the quoted average but 53MPG is still excellent.…

Gordon Jeffrey

5 out of 5 stars

Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec 5dr

good car to drive,and handles the road well.On average got 61mpg,thats non motorway driving which is good.The fiesta is an ok car to own but I think…

tony blyth

4 out of 5 stars

Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 5dr

I got this car after loosing my second car after only 73 hours to a bad car crash. It's worth mentioning my old car was silver, and I knew I didn't…

Louise Harris

4 out of 5 stars

Ford Fiesta Hatchback 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X 3dr

I have returned, having posted about my Fiesta Titanium X. Well I bought this month a new Fiesta Titanium X. It is Panther Black has big wheels,…

Mark Ouzman

5 out of 5 stars
Post a reader review for your car View all reader reviews

Fiesta rivals

Fiesta used car reviews

Haymarket Logo What Car? is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media
What Car? is part of Haymarket Motoring
© Haymarket Media Group 2015