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Ford Fiesta ST, Hyundai i20 N: Test, Motor, Preis

Who hasn’t yet, who wants again? Two absolute fun guarantees are entering the new round: the Hyundai i20 N, which has often played its way up in the class of small rowdies, and the Ford Fiesta ST.

Ford Fiesta ST, Hyundai i20 N Performance

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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.

Hyundai i20 N Performance           Ford Fiesta ST

Even visually, the Ford Fiesta ST and even more so the Hyundai i20 N Performance make it clear where the journey is going.

Even on the outside, both make it clear where the journey is going. Expansive aprons, rocker panels and spoilers mix with the beefy 18-inch aluminum to create a self-confident sports outfit that nips any confusion with the slides of the local nursing service in the bud. They just want to play. However, not with the cute clumsiness of little kittens, but rather with the wild determination of adolescent tigers. Let’s go!

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.

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4091/1735–1941**/1487 mm

4075/1775–2045**/1440 mm


In addition, the Fiesta now comes with the new Sync 3 operating system with significantly improved voice control and digital instruments. The workmanship is decent here and there, the space is more than sufficient for this four-meter class.
Ford Fiesta ST

One less: In the front of the Fiesta ST, a three-cylinder provides steam that can easily keep up with the four-cylinder of the i20.


A three-cylinder works in the Fiesta ST

Enough theory. Chip, sorry, key in and off to the slopes. They both have powerful voices and storm off, hissing hoarsely. The three-cylinder in the Fiesta can keep up surprisingly well with the four-cylinder in the i20 thanks to a torque booster of 20 Nm. Like bumper cars, they are actually always the same speed.
Hyundai i20 N

Lateral dynamics: The i20 N Performance builds up an incredible amount of traction and turns corners in an exemplary manner.

The Ford counters the somewhat better start of the Hyundai with more revving ability at the top, which slowly but surely lets it pull away from 160 km/h. Here the N at the speed limit seems a bit tighter. At the top of 230 km / h there is agreement again, but the Ford looks a little more lively overall.

Curves are the territory of the i20 N

But before victory come the curves. And they are Hyundai territory. Despite the somewhat synthetically responsive steering from the middle position, the i20 is the benchmark in its class. It bites into tight corners and then brutally builds up grip thanks to the differential lock at the exit.
Despite the fact that ESP can be switched off, it is always easy to control in long curves and understeers only slightly at the limit. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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 trap for beginners. To be fair, it should be mentioned that both competitors with the ESP switched on don’t let anything burn.

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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!

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Ford Fiesta ST vs Hyundai i20 N


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