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.
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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|