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Specification:
Ford Fiesta ST-3 3dr
Engine:
1497cc, 3cyl turbo petrol, FWD, 197bhp, 214lb ft
Claimed MPG:
47.1mpg, 136g/km CO2
Performance:
0–62mph in 6.5secs, 144mph
Weight:
1262kg
Price:
£21,995/£24,890 as tested

What the ST lacks in size, it more than makes up for in capabilities, and, as our mileage total with the 2018 TG COTY ticks over 10,000, I find myself wondering what more you would need from a car. More performance? Possibly, but the ST delivers the perfect amount of speed and agility down a B-road. More space? Honestly, it’s the perfect size for our family most of the time. More connectivity? Nope. The latest version of Sync works well. Connect it to CarPlay and you have all the connectivity you need, backed up by a sound system that oozes quality. A decade ago, this level of capability would have been the preserve of luxury brands. With the ST, Ford continues to democratise performance and technology for the masses.

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