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Ford FIESTA HATCHBACK 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift

Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
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Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift
Ford FIESTA 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line X 5dr Powershift

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG54.30
  • 0-62mph12.4 secs
  • Top Speed111 mph
  • C02118 g/km
  • BHP100
  • Torque125 lbs/f
  • P11D24%

Review

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.

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Ford expects demand for its Fiesta ST-Line supermini warm hatch to be strong. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

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 £20,000. So what if you could have a sporty Fiesta that looks just the same for not much more than around £16,000? That sounds more like it. It'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 n 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 four engines. Three of them are variants of the brand's three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol turbo unit, developing either 100, 125 or 140PS. If you really must, there's also a 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel variant too. We'd go for the 100PS petrol variant. Choose one of the other derivatives and you're getting to the point where you might as well have shaken the piggy bank a little further and gone for a fully-fledged ST model. The 1.0-litre variant in contrast seems to give you everything you need without too much of what you don't. Rest to 62mph in the 100PS model takes 10.5s en route to 113mph and working the little powerplant hard delivers a pleasant, buzzy thrum. The 140PS version gets to 62mph in 9.0s on the way to 125mph. Through the bends, the handling should be sharp, thanks to a 10mm lowered chassis and the well-weighted steering and 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.

Design and Build

At first glance, this ST-Line Fiesta looks just like the potent top ST model - at least in three-door form anyway. You can't get an ST with five doors but that bodystyle is available to ST-Line customers, another potential buying incentive. 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. Otherwise, it's the usual Fiesta recipe. Up front, there are flush, seamless surfaces, soft-touch plastic coatings and neat splashes of chrome, plus it all seems to have been very well screwed together by the factory in Cologne. Other than that, the first thing you'll probably notice is the infotainment system that now sprouts in free-standing form from the top of the centre console. Rear seat space in the three-door version is better than the claustrophobically rising beltline might lead you to expect. Once you're in the back, the Fiesta surprises with headroom manageable even for a six-footer - though his or her legs will be crushed pretty snugly against the seat in front. There's also a 292-litre boot.

Market and Model

Fiesta ST-Line prices start at just over £16,000 for the 1.0-litre 100PS model, 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 around £500 more if you want the pokier 125PS model - and around £500 more if you want the top 140PS variant - though by that time, you'll be needing to find over £17,500 for the five-door model, which isn't really too far off what you'd pay for that fully-fledged ST. The 120PS diesel costs from just under £18,000. Whichever variant you choose, you'll need a premium of around £600 to progress from the three-door to the five-door bodystyle. As for ST-Line equipment, well in addition to the styling add-ons we've mentioned elsewhere, buyers can expect to find features like LED daytime running lights, black headlining, a perimeter alarm, keyless start, manual air conditioning and a 'SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Emergency Assistance, 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone mirroring functionality and a six-speaker DAB audio system. If you want more, then plusher 'ST-Line X' models ad in a larger 8-inch SYNC touchscreen with navigation, rear privacy glass, LED rear lights, climate control, auto headlamps and wipers and part-leather trim for the seats.

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 140PS derivative featuring Start and Stop, and the figures are 62.8mpg and 102g/km. The 100 and 125PS versions improve that showing further - to 65.7mpg and 98g/km. And in the 1.5 TDCi diesel variant, you can potentially manage up to 88.3mpg and 89g/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. Expect to get around 50% of your initial purchase price back after three years - which is basically unheard of for a Fiesta.

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. Plus there's the advantage of being able to order the more practical five-door bodystyle. Go on. You know you want to.

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Driver Convenience
Ford SYNC 3 Navigation system incl 8" touchscreen, 7 speakers, FordPass connect, Apple carplay, android auto, voice control and emergency assistance
Bluetooth system
Cruise control
Electric power steering
Ford easy fuel
Trip computer
Exterior Features
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors with integral indicators
Halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour large rear spoiler
Chrome door handles
Chrome lower window surround
Cornering front fog lights
Electric front windows/one touch facility
LED Night signature to rear lights
LED rear lights
Power foldable door mirrors with puddle lights
Privacy glass
Quickclear heated windscreen
Rain sensing wipers and auto dimming rear view mirror
Rear privacy glass
Rear wiper
Rugged body styling kit with active front wing badges
Tinted glass
Unique ST-Line upper grille & full bodystyling kit with ST-Line wing badges
Security
Keyless start with 'Ford Power' starter button
Remote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
Wheels
17" 5 spoke alloy wheels with rock metallic finish
Tyre repair kit
Entertainment
2 USB ports
Auxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted controls
Interior Features
12V socket in centre console
3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable head restraints
Ambient lighting
Black headlining
Boot carpet
Centre console with armrest and illuminated cupholders
Chrome inner door handles
Drivers and Passenger lumbar support
EATC - Electronic Auto Temperature control
Footwell illumination
Front and rear velour floor mats
Front map reading lights
Front seatback pockets
Illuminated glovebox
Leather gear knob
Leather trimmed handbrake handle
Load area light
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Pollen filter
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear centre head restraint
Sports front seats
Sports pedals
Packs
Driver assistance pack - Fiesta/Titanium/Titanium X
NCAP Pack - Fiesta
Red pack - Fiesta ST-Line X
Safety
3 point rear seatbelts x3
ABS+EBA
Curtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic stability control with hill start assist
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front side airbags
MyKey system
Seatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Technical
Sports suspension
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.314
CO2 (g/km) 130
HC 0.04
Noise Level dB(A) 67.2
NOx 0.031
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 71.9
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 82
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 49.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 60.1
EC Urban (mpg) 38.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 40.9
WLTP - MPG - High 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Low 31
WLTP - MPG - Medium 42.2
General
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 100
Coin Description EcoBoost
Coin Series ST-Line X
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 10E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 87
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 84
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 64
NCAP Safety Assist % 60
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 150000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 12.4
Engine Power - BHP 100
Engine Power - KW 103
Engine Power - RPM 4500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 125
Engine Torque - MKG 17.3
Engine Torque - NM 170
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 111
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 SPOKE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1476
Length 4040
Wheelbase 2493
Width 1735
Width (including mirrors) 1941
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 42
Gross Vehicle Weight 1655
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1093
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 292
Max. Loading Weight 449
Max. Roof Load 60
Minimum Kerbweight 1206
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.5

Deals

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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £338.99 p/m £14.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £376.99 p/m £42.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £412.99 p/m £61.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £288.99 p/m £24.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £326.99 p/m £51.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £357.99 p/m £79.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £263.99 p/m £36.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £296.99 p/m £56.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £320.99 p/m £86.99 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross traffic alert + BLIS warning indicators in mirror £350.00
Rear parking distance sensors £250.00
Entertainment
B&O Premium audio system with 8" touchscreen, 10 speakers, 360 degree sound system, Ford SYNC 3 navigation system and Ford pass connect £450.00
CD player £200.00
Exterior Features
Additional Exclusive paint £750.00
Detachable Tow Bar Coupling £225.00
Door edge protectors £100.00
Electric rear windows £250.00
Exclusive paint £650.00
Full LED headlamps with silver bezels £600.00
Metallic paint £500.00
Openable panorama roof £650.00
Shadow black contrast roof and door mirrors £200.00
Special solid paint £250.00
Interior Features
Adjustable boot load floor £75.00
Packs
Comfort Pack - Fiesta £300.00
Rear view camera pack - Fiesta £300.00
Paintwork
Exclusive paint - Desert island blue £650.00
Exclusive paint - Magnetic £650.00
Exclusive paint - Metropolis white £650.00
Metallic - Moondust silver £500.00
Metallic - Shadow black £500.00
Solid - Race red FOC
Special solid - Frozen white £250.00
Security
Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start £350.00
Trim
Red pack - part leather - Ebony with Race red interior FOC
Wheels
14" steel spare wheel £150.00
18" 5 spoke alloy wheels with rock metallic machined finish £600.00
* option prices shown are estimated