Ford Fiesta ST review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Ford Fiesta ST 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 rear left cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 kick plate detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 boot open
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 rear left cornering
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 kick plate detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior detail
  • Ford Fiesta ST 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Ford Fiesta ST has earned the right to sit proudly among the biggest names in the hot hatchback hall of fame – and that's pretty much the highest compliment you can pay a car.

Indeed, the Fiesta ST can hold its head up high alongside the Peugeot 205 GTi – which is one of What Car?'s favourite cars of all time – and even deserves a mention in the same breath as the Mk1 Golf GTI. Not surprisingly, the previous-generation ST won four best hot hatch titles in our annual Car of the Year Awards.

Ford has slimmed down the range to just one trim and body style, so your only option now is a five-door car in the most expensive ST-3 version. Prices have risen considerably, meaning it's not as good value as it was before.

Read on through the next few pages of this Ford Fiesta ST review to find out whether it’s still worth the price. We'll rate it in all the important areas, and tell you how it stacks up against rivals, including the Hyundai i20 N, Suzuki Swift Sport and Volkswagen Polo GTI.

If you do decide to buy a new car, don't forget to check out our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It could save you thousands of pounds off the list price of most makes and models, and is a good place to find the best new hot hatchback deals.

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RRP price range £26,645 - £26,645
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 42.2 - 42.2
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,031 / £1,768
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,062 / £3,537
Available colours