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Ford Fiesta ST boot space, practicality and safety

2012 - 2017 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Richard Aucock Published: 4 July 2022 Updated: 11 May 2023


It won’t surprise you to learn that Ford Fiesta ST practicality is much the same as the car it’s based on – the standard three-door Fiesta.

You get Ford’s Easyfuel system, which stops you putting diesel in your ST and damaging the engine. Keyless start was an optional extra – although it was standard on the popular ST2 trim.

The boot’s an acceptable size compared to the competition as well, but it’s worth noting the lip is fairly high for lifting heavy objects into it.

Euro NCAP gave the Ford Fiesta ST a five-star safety rating when it was new, mostly because of the sheer amount of electronic wizardry installed to keep occupants safe.

The aforementioned traction and stability control system works incredibly well, and there’s also ‘torque vectoring’, which pulls the car around during fast cornering to keep it going in the direction intended.

Euro NCAP rating

Overall NCAP safety rating 5 out of 5
Year tested: 2012
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Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road User: 65%
Safety Assist: 71%

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (20)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
ST Standard Equipment (2)
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
ST Optional Equipment (1)
  • Sat Nav
ST-2 Standard Equipment (3)
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
ST-2 Optional Equipment (1)
  • Sat Nav
ST-3 Standard Equipment (5)
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST-3 Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 3975mm - 3982mm
Width 1978mm
Height 1495mm
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