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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

In order to gain its five-star Euro NCAP rating, Ford Fiesta ST safety levels are incredibly high and there are all sorts 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.

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

You get Ford’s Easyfuel system, which stops you putting diesel in your ST and damaging the engine and keyless start is an optional extra - though it’s standard on 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.

Ford won't be offering a five-door ST in the UK, either.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Fiesta ST (12-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • 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

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

ST equipment

ST standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
ST optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

ST-2 equipment

ST-2 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
ST-2 optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

ST-3 equipment

ST-3 standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
ST-3 optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Ford Fiesta ST (12-17) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 86%
Vulnerable Road Users: 65%
Safety Assist: 71%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.