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2017 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 140 ST-Line review - verdict

With a more focused set-up, the ST-Line offers a more engaging driving experience than the standard Ford Fiesta without sacrificing practicality or everyday usability

Words By Neil Winn

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2017 Ford Fiesta

The ST-Line has a simple yet challenging brief: offer customers the aggressive looks of the ST hot hatch and a keen drive, but while retaining everyday usability and reasonable running costs.

In short, it delivers on that excellently. With its sharp looks, sharp handling and plush ride, the Fiesta ST-Line will be a more temping proposition than both the Renault Clio GT-Line and Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo for keen drivers.

Granted, in five-door 138bhp guise, it isn't exactly cheap, being priced from Β£17,595, but running costs should be low thanks to an official combined fuel economy figure of 63.0mpg and relatively eco-friendly CO2 emissions of 102g/km.

ST-Line also comes with lots of standard kit, including a heated windscreen, air conditioning, keyless start and Ford's latest Sync 3 inftoainment system with Bluetooth connectivity.

So, if you're looking for a well rounded small car that's as engaging as it is practical, the new Fiesta ST-Line should most certainly be on your shortlist.

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 140 ST-Line 5dr

Price Β£18,045

Engine 1.0-litre petrol

Power 138bhp

Torque 133 lb ft

Gearbox 6-spd manual

0-62mph 9.0sec

Top speed 125mph

Official economy 63.0mpg

CO2, tax band 102g/km, 19%

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