Ford Fiesta ST: why it’s our 2020 Hot Hatch (for less than £24,000) | What Car? | Sponsored

The ideal hot hatch should be great fun to drive, with exciting handling and intoxicating performance. But it should also be easy to live with every day, with sensible running costs. That’s why the Ford Fiesta ST is our 2020 Hot Hatch for less than £24,000.

The Fiesta ST’s punchy 196bhp 1.5-litre engine sounds more thrilling than the rival Volkswagen Polo, while its handling is significantly more engaging. The Fiesta ST also beats the Suzuki Swift Sport for polish and everyday liveability. The perfect spec is the Fiesta ST-2 with the Performance Pack – the traction-enhancing limited-slip differential guaranteeing you’ll get the most thrills for less than £24,000.

After hearing our verdict, Ford asked us to create this video explaining our decision.

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