Ford Fiesta 1.5 EcoBoost ST-3 [Performance Pack] 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £24,980What Car? Target Price£23,808
Review

The Ford Fiesta is superb to drive, smart inside and well equipped, plus it offers a broad range of trim levels – from the affordable Trend to the SUV-inspired Active – to cater for many tastes and budgets. It’s one of the very best small cars you can buy, but it can prove quite pricey in higher trims and the rival Volkswagen Polo just has the edge for ride comfort, safety and rear-seat space.

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ST-3 adds 18in alloy wheels, power-folding door mirrors, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 4.2in colour instrument cluster, a B&O Premium sound system, a rear-view camera, traffic sign recognition, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging, keyless entry, red brake calipers, a rear view camera, a Comfort Pack and the brilliant ST Performance Pack we mentioned earlier.

The Fiesta ST's engine is a cracker, and so much more soulful than a VW Polo GTI's. It pulls heartily from low revs and enjoys spinning up to its limiter, all the while accompanied by a muscular, growling soundtrack that’s enhanced tastefully by a Sound Symposer.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

292

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

145

g/km

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