Ford Fiesta ST review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Costs & verdict

Ford Fiesta ST 2022 interior infotainment
  • 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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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Ford Fiesta undercuts the Volkswagen Polo GTI on price, but costs significantly more than the far less powerful Suzuki Swift Sport and fractionally more than the Hyundai i20 N.

The Fiesta ST and the i20 N are both predicted to have solid resale values, so they’re broadly on a par when it comes to PCP finance, and will average around 40mpg when driven carefully. You can find the best current prices with our free New Car Deals pages.

Overview

If you're after a fun hot hatch, the Ford Fiesta ST should be at the very top of your shortlist. It just pips the excellent Hyundai i20 N for driving pleasure, and it's way more exciting to drive than the Volkswagen Polo GTI. It doesn’t represent as good value as it used to, though, which does blunt its appeal and puts it right up against rivals.

  • Fun to drive with loads of grip
  • Cracking engine
  • Great driving position
  • A firm, bouncy ride
  • Rivals have better reliability
  • Steering could be better
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