Ford Fiesta MK6 ST VS VW Polo IV GTI

In this rivalry, we compare two very popular B-Segment hot hatches from the 00’s. On the left, the Ford Fiesta MK6 ST/XR4 that launched in 2004 with a naturally aspirated 2,0 liter engine, praised for its great handling capabilities. On the right, the VW Polo IV GTI debuted in 2006 with a turbocharged 1,8 liter engine and was also available in a more practical 5 door bodystyle. Both cars had a power output of 150 hp / 110 kw, and featured sporty bodykits that distinguished them for the base versions. The Ford Fiesta ST received a facelift in 2006, however it featured only minor cosmetic changes with different headlight and tailight graphics. On the other hand, the VW Polo IV GTI was exclusively based on the facelifted Polo.

So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications.





ModelFord Fiesta MK6 ST/XR4VW Polo IV GTI
Engine Displacement1999 cm31781 cm3
InductionNaturally AspiratedTurbocharged
Fuel SystemMultipoint InjectionMultipoint Injection
Power (hp)150150
Power (kw)110110
Power (@rpm)@6000 rpm@5800 rpm
Torque (Nm)190220
Torque (@rpm)@4500 rpm@1950 rpm
0-100km/h8,4 sec8,2 sec
Top Speed (km/h)208 km/h216 km/h
Top Speed (mph)129 mph134 mph
Consumption (lt/100km)7,47,8
CO2 (g/km)179 g/km187 g/km
Gearbox5 MT5 MT
Weight1137 kg1139 kg
Length3919 mm3919 mm
Width1679 mm1651 mm
Height1461 mm1471 mm
Wheelbase2489 mm2461 mm
Front Track1481 mm1430 mm
Rear Track1440 mm1430 mm
Boot Space283269
Tire Size195/45 R16205/45 R16
Front Brakes278 mm Ventilated Discs288 mm Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes253 mm Discs232 mm Discs

So which one do you prefer;

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