Ford Fiesta ST, Hyundai i20 N Performance
Hyundai i20 N Performance
RRP from EUR 27,490, savings of up to EUR 2,684
Ford Fiesta ST X
RRP from EUR 28,900, savings of up to EUR 3,719
Still inferior in the last comparison, a fundamental facelift and more torque now give the Cologne a broad cross. We let the two compete against each other on the Contidrom.
Both inside and out are sporty
The new Ford performance seats inspire right away. Compared to the old – by no means bad – Recaros, they are a hammer. Good grip, grip in every position and so comfortable that you don’t curse them after the first 200 kilometers.
The i30 chairs are much less excited, if anything but bad. A little weaker in support, a little less contoured – suffering at a high level.
kW (HP) at 1/min
Nm at 1/min
test car tires
Exhaust gas CO2
trailer load used/unused
Length Width Height
Test car price*** (is evaluated)
A three-cylinder works in the Fiesta ST
Curves are the territory of the i20 N
Nothing goes wrong with the ESP switched on
But more fun. The Ford is a case for experienced drivers. In curves, the front end buckles and the ST sometimes lifts its leg. By carefully removing the gas, you can play with the rear and put the whole car in a completely new track.
What is the greatest fun for pros quickly ends in the gravel bed for beginners. To be fair, it should be mentioned that both competitors with the ESP switched on don’t let anything burn.
Weight distribution v./h.
Turning circle left/right
from 100 km/h cold
from 100 km/h warm
at 50 km/h
at 100 km/h
at 130 km/h
Average of the 155 km test lap (deviation from the WLTP specification)
CO2 (test consumption)
We would wish for more help from the differential lock. In tight bends, the ST scrapes helplessly with both wheels in the direction of the outer edge, giving away valuable time and points. In the end it is 1.25 seconds behind the i20. An eternity in racing. More details about the test can be found in the picture gallery!