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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 38 - 38 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fuel economy is probably most buyers biggest concern but with an average of 38mpg the Fiesta is surprisingly economical for a hot hatchback. An insurance group of 13 means cover should be affordable compared to more powerful hot hatches and Ford servicing costs are some of the lowest around. In addition the ST brand is well recognised and holds its value well.

It may be a hot hatch but the Fiesta ST isn't as unenvironmentally as you'd expect. The 2.0-litre engine emits 177g/km of CO2 - less than rivals like the Corsa VXR and Renaultsport Clio, plus it can average 38mpg.

The Fiesta ST is proving to be reliable in the main thanks to a well proven engine (it's used in the Mondeo) and a robust interior. That's not to say that occasional niggles don't trouble the unlucky however.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265
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Insurance group 26
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