- Extensive standard safety kit
- Plenty of driver-assistance options
- Five-star crash test score
The ST is part of the Fiesta family, meaning it can boast the same five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating as the regular hatchback. That’s why we’ve included the hatch’s test video below.
All Fiesta STs get six airbags and what Ford calls an NCAP Pack, which comprises lane-keeping assistance, a speed limiter, a rear seatbelt use indicator and automatic headlights.
At ST-3 level buyers can also expect traffic sign recognition, automatic high beam headlamps and a driver fatigue alert system.
Optional Fiesta ST safety kit includes:
- Automatic parking system
- Blindspot monitor
- Pre-collision assist – prepares the car for an impending collision if it detects one
- Automatic emergency braking with two-stage sensitivity
- Adaptive cruise control
- Distance alert – tells the driver if the car thinks you’re travelling too close to the vehicle in front
WATCH: Ford Fiesta hatchback Euro NCAP crash test
The Fiesta ST is a supermini, which means it’s a small car and thus not suitable for transporting more than four adults over longer distances. But with a choice of three or five doors, plenty of buyers will find it well-suited to their lifestyle.
Be aware that on three-door cars the doors are quite long, which can make getting in and out in tight spaces more of a challenge. You don’t get rear cupholders in either bodystyle.
The Fiesta ST suffers with a problem many fast Fords have had over the years: its turning circle is huge, which helps its handling but also makes it slightly more difficult to park. This isn’t the end of the world by any measure, but on occasion you may find yourself doing a five-point turn when in other cars three manoeuvres would have been enough.
If you’re really concerned then go for an ST-3, though, which gets rear acoustic parking sensors and a rear-view camera as standard. You can spec these separately if you don’t want the rest of the kit on the top ST, though.
The 292-litre boot in the ST isn’t any different to the regular Fiesta hatch, with the same high loading lip and 60:40-split folding back seats.
It’s easily large enough for a few suitcases, however, and we don’t envisage many people complaining about storage space once they get driving – this is one of the most entertaining cars around.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Fiesta ST.
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|
|ST-1 standard equipment|
|ST-1 optional equipment|
|ST-2 standard equipment|
|ST-2 optional equipment|
|ST-3 standard equipment|
|ST-3 optional equipment|