2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition verdict

At £26,495, the Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition is easily the priciest version of Ford's little hot hatch, but is it also the best?...

2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition side

With a bit more give in its suspension and the same playful handling, there’s no doubt that the Performance Edition is even better to drive than lesser Fiesta ST variants.

However, even factoring in all the goodies you get as standard, we can’t honestly say it's £4000 better than the ST-3. Indeed, the £20,495 ST-2 gets all the luxuries you really need. Add the Performance Pack to this and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, probably via a long detour on your favourite country road.

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What Car? rating 4/5

2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition specification

Price £26,495 Engine 3cyl, 1500c, turbocharged, petrol Power 197bhp at 6000rpm Torque 214lb ft at 1600-4000rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 6.5sec Top speed 144mph Economy 47.1mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 136g/km, 31% (NEDC) 

Rivals Volkswagen Polo GTI, Mini Cooper S

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