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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Ford Fiesta ST Mk5 buying guide

Choosing the ST doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice practicality – it had 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 other small cars of the time. Inside there’s a decent-sized glovebox and a few storage areas for odds and ends. However it was only available as a three-door and access to the rear seats isn’t particularly easy.

Safety

The Fiesta gained four stars out of five for occupant protection in Euro NCAP crash tests, but that was a long time ago, and things have moved on significantly since then. Amazingly only two airbags came as standard – if you wanted side airbags they are an optional extra along with electronic stability control. It did, however, come with ABS with electronic brake force distribution as standard along with a Thatcham-approved Category 1 alarm and immobiliser.

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