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FORD FIESTA HATCHBACK

1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 ST-Line 5dr

Review from Cars & Driving

Not everyone needs an ultimately powerful little hot hatch. High insurance premiums and even higher asking prices can often put paid to shopping rocket dreams. Which is why some makers will sell you a supermini with all the look and feel of a real GTi but none of the drawbacks. Here's Ford's solution, the Fiesta ST-Line. Here much improved.

  • Performance
    8
  • Handling
    9
  • Comfort
    7
  • Space
    7
  • Styling
    8
  • Build
    8
  • Value
    5
  • Equipment
    8
  • Economy
    7
  • Depreciation
    6
  • Insurance
    5

Background

We've had plenty of really great sporting Ford Fiestas. In fact, the Blue Oval brand's hot hatch legacy around this model goes all the way back to the XR2 of 1981, with a history subsequently embellished by the more powerful RS1800 and RS Turbo models that followed it. Best of all was the hot hatch 1.6-litre Fiesta ST launched in 2013. Unfortunately, in current 1.5-litre EcoBoost form, it costs the best part of £23,000. So what if you could have a sporty Fiesta that looks just the same for less than around £21,000? That's the recipe delivered by the Fiesta ST-Line. Of course, going the ST-Line route isn't going to get you the kind of power you'd enjoy in a fully fledged ST. If that's not an issue, then potentially, there's plenty to like here.

Driving Experience

Fiesta ST-Line buyers get a choice of three petrol engines. Ford has been gradually introducing its mild hybrid 48-volt tech into this car but for the time being, you can still have the volume three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbo petrol engine without it, offering 100PS and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.0T EcoBoost powerplant can also be had in mild hybrid mHEV 'EcoBoost Hybrid' form in 125 and 155PS forms, complete with the option of auto transmission and using that 48V electrified technology. With this, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is combined with a belt-driven starter/generator and a 48-volt battery pack for extra performance and efficiency. The system also allows for easier stop-start integration, which can shut off the engine when below 15mph. Variations on the Fiesta theme may come and go but before driving any version of Ford's definitive supermini, there's one thing you almost always know for certain: that it'll be a great steer. Through the bends, the handling certainly should be sharp, thanks to this 'ST-Line' model's 10mm lowered chassis, the well-weighted steering and the short, crisp gearshift feel we've experienced in other Fiestas. The fact that the suspension is a touch softer than that of the full-fat ST may actually even be of benefit on bumpy roads, where this ST-Line variant is unlikely to crash through tarmac scars quite as much. This current generation model is 15% stiffer than its pre-2017 predecessor and both front and rear track measurements are wider. The engineers tell us that the chassis offers 10% more cornering grip than that old generation car, supported by Electronic Torque Vectoring Control, which enhances the driving experience by applying a small amount of braking to inside wheels to assist traction and stability when cornering.

Design and Build

At first glance to the unitiated, this ST-Line Fiesta looks just like the potent top ST model. ST-Line styling specifics include a unique 'ST-Line' upper grille, 'ST-Line' wing badges, a full bodystyling kit, 'Rock Metallic' 17-inch 5x2-spoke alloy wheels and a large body-coloured rear spoiler. Inside, there's sports seats, sports pedals and a flat-bottomed 'ST-Line' steering wheel. As for the changes made to this updated model, well the bonnet's been revised, the nose of the car raised and the brand badge moved into the grille, which is flanked by restyled LED headlamps. Inside, Ford has added a 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument display screen (only with plusher 'ST-Line Vignale' trim though), which complements the usual 8-inch SYNC 3 centre infotainment screen. It incorporates 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring - and can include a 575-watt B&O stereo and a rear view camera too. Storage for personal belongings is delivered with a 20% larger glovebox and a 1-litre media bin in the centre console. Rear seat passengers aren't as cramped in the back of a Fiesta as they used to be; changes made in 2020 added 16mm more knee room, supported by slim-back seats that offer decent side-to-side support. This Fiesta's tailgate is wide for easy access to the 311-litre boot. If you're able to flatten the 60:40 split-folding rear backrest, you'll find that the revealed cargo floor ends up with quite a step in it, but the total capacity figure looks reasonable by segment standards - 1,093-litres.

Market and Model

Fiesta ST-Line prices start at just under £21,000 for the 1.0-litre 100PS EcoBoost petrol version, so there's quite a saving over the 1.5-litre full-fat ST hot hatch. Add in the other savings you'll make when it comes to things like running costs and insurance and the ST-Line case starts to add up. Add on just over £1,000 more if you want the pokier 125PS mHEV mild hybrid petrol model, which has an auto gearbox option: it's around £22,500 for the perkier 155PS version of that engine. There's now no diesel option. Whichever variant you choose, you'll need a premium of around £400 to progress from the three-door to the five-door bodystyle. As for ST-Line equipment, well you'll get a lot more if you choose the pay the extra £1,500 that Ford wants for plusher 'ST-Line Vignale' trim. Even the standard 'ST-Line' spec is quite generous though. It runs to 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a Quickclear heated windscreen, sports suspension, rear privacy glass and a full body kit. Inside, there's selectable drive modes, cruise control and an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment screen with 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto'. 'ST-Line Vignale'-spec adds larger 18-inch wheels, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a rear view camera.

Cost of Ownership

The whole point of choosing an ST-Line Fiesta rather than a sportier ST model is to reduce your costs. Which is broadly what's delivered here. Go for the fastest ST-Line variant, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost 155PS mHEV derivative and the figures are 56.5mpg and 114g/km. The 100 and 125PS EcoBoost versions improve that showing further. It's 53.3mpg and 121g/km for the 100PS variant; and 56.5mpg and 113g/km for the 125PS mHEV model. The 1.5-litre ST hot hatch, for comparison, manages 44.1mpg and 145g/km. What else? Well we'll tell you about servicing, which on all engines is required every two years or 18,000 miles - whichever comes first. Two pre-paid servicing plans are available; one that costs £340 and covers you for two years and two services; and another that costs £550, is transferrable to future owners and covers three years and three services. That only leaves depreciation. If you're a prospective customer, then you'll be glad to hear that Fiesta residual values are on the up as both new and used markets respond well to the increase in quality of the latest generation car.

Summary

Most commentators agree that the Fiesta ST is the hot hatch to have in the junior shopping rocket segment. If you've decided that too, but concluded that the costs involved are just that little bit beyond you, then these ST-Line models offer a very tempting alternative. Yes, there's less power, but the handling promises to be very nearly as good - and possibly in some circumstances even better - than Ford's established class leader. Go on. You know you want to.

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Technical Data

Specification

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Driver Convenience

  • 4.2" Colour TFT Ice blue illumination analogue cluster
  • Driver alert system
  • Electric power steering
  • Ford easy fuel
  • Ford SYNC 3 nav system with DAB radio,8" touch screen, emergency assistance,Apple car play/Android auto, 2x USB, Ford pass connect
  • Rear parking distance sensors
  • Selectable drive modes (Normal, Sport, Track)
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Trip computer

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • Sports suspension

Exterior Features

  • 3rd brake light
  • Auto high beam
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour large rear spoiler
  • Body coloured electrically operated with side indicators
  • Electric front windows/one touch facility
  • Quickclear heated windscreen
  • Rain sensing wipers and auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Red air vent inserts
  • Unique ST-Line upper grille & full bodystyling kit with ST-Line wing badges

Interior Features

  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Adjustable head restraints
  • Black headlining
  • Centre console with opening armrest, 2x cupholders, 12v and USB
  • Cloth upholstery with red stitching
  • Drivers and Passenger lumbar support
  • Front floor mats in velour
  • Leather gaiter
  • Manual 2 way passenger seat adjust
  • Manual 4-way driver seat adjust
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Sensico wrapped steering wheel
  • Single front passenger seat

Packs

  • NCAP Pack - Fiesta

Passive Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
  • Electronic stability control with hill start assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
  • MyKey system
  • Remote central locking
  • Thatcham alarm with power door dead locks

Wheels

  • 17" 5x2 spoke alloy wheels with rock metallic finish

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    115
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    122
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    114
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    123
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    100
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    105

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.0
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    64.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    60.1

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    125
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125
  • Coin Series
    ST-Line
  • Generation Mark
    7
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    17E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    120
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    144000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.4
  • Engine Power - BHP
    125
  • Engine Power - KW
    92
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    133
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    18.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    170
  • Top Speed
    124

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    205/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    205/40 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5x2 SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Weight and Capacities

  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1685
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1217
  • No. of Seats
    5

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Top Speed124mph
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