Ford hopes its new five-door Fiesta ST will take the current three-door model’s class-leading hot hatch handling and add a healthy dose of practicality. Does this new model strike the perfect balance between sporty and spacious? Read on for details…
We’ve compared the existing three-door and new five-door models side-by-side to help you decide which is best for you. If you like the look of it then use our Ford Fiesta ST deals page to build yours and our PCP calculator will help you get a better idea how much a new car could cost each month.
Besides an extra pair of doors, the new five-door Fiesta ST looks almost identical to its three-door sibling. Not only does it feature the same aggressive bumpers and heavily sculpted side skirts, but twin exhaust tips and a body-coloured rear diffuser also come fitted as standard. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels and a large rear spoiler complete its sporty makeover.
Thankfully, it isn’t just the looks that Ford has carried over to this new model. The standard hot hatch’s turbocharged 1.6-litre engine has been transplanted into the five-door car where it develops an identical 182hp. This more practical offering boasts the same 6.9 second 0-62mph sprint time as its compact cousin but does lose out in terms of fuel economy – 46.3mpg is 1.6mpg down on the three-door model.
The same excellent chassis, powerful brakes and stiffened suspension should make this new, larger, Fiesta ST just as entertaining to drive as the current three-door model. When it goes on sale in October 2016 it’ll be offered in ST2 and ST3 trim and will cost approximately £600 more than the three-door across the range. Unfortunately, Ford doesn’t intend to offer it as an upgraded ST200 model.
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