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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Fiesta gained four stars out of five for occupant protection in Euro NCAP crash tests but newer small cars are receiving the maximum five stars. Amazingly only two airbags come as standard - if you want side airbags they are an optional extra along with electronic stability control. It does however come with ABS with electronic brake force distribution as standard along with a Thatcham-approved Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.

Choosing the ST doesn't mean you have to sacrifice practicality - it has the same 60/40 split folding rear seats as the standard car and an identical 253 litres of boot space, which is on par with most small cars. Inside there's a decent-sized glovebox and a few storage areas for odds and ends. However it's only available as a three-door and access to the rear seats isn't particularly easy.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Fiesta ST (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
ST optional equipment
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment