What should I be paying?
There’s only one spec of ST these days, with the price now starting at £36,950. By contrast the Volkswagen Golf GTI starts from £37,915 and the Hyundai i30N from £35,110. There are various extras available for the ST, such as adaptive cruise control and sign recognition for £550, a head-up display for £450, etc. The bright red paint is free, but if you want the green stuff that’s another £825.
The days of monthly prices around £300 seem long gone – on a three-year PCP deal you’ll be looking at just under £500 a month. As for fuel consumption, Ford claims 35.3mpg – we found the car averaged 34mpg over six months of use when we ran the pre-facelift car as a long-termer. CO2 emissions are 183g/km.
What’s the spec like?
The ST is fairly well equipped – you get matrix LED headlights, keyless entry and start, cruise control, dual zone climate control, rearview camera with front and rear parking sensors, 12.4in infotainment with Apple and Android connectivity, B&O sound system (the speaker reflects awfully in the windscreen though) plus heated electric front seats, steering wheel and windscreen.
What about the track pack?
The ST Track Pack costs £3,000 and adds a black roof and door mirrors, new spoilers front and rear, larger Brembo brakes up front (363mm versus 330mm), adjustable coilover suspension from Ford Performance, bespoke 19in alloy wheels, Track mode and Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres. Phew. If you think you might take your ST on a track somewhere and really have some fun it might be worth considering. We’d probably not bother.