Peugeot 208 GTi vs. Ford Fiesta ST in price shock

Pricing for the Peugeot 208 GTi has finally been announced and we are shocked to see that it will cost almost £2000 more than Ford Fiesta ST. However, as always there is good reason for this, and many hot hatch fans will tell you that the 208 looks to be the much better car, but only time will tell.

The Peugeot 208 GTi is to cost £18,895 as reported by the Telegraph, although it’s worth pointing out that this is just the starting cost. However, for that price you get a 1.6-liter engine, which produces 200 horsepower and can go from 0-62 mph in 6.8 seconds. The acceleration is pretty impressive but the 208 GTi can still return 47 miles to the gallon.

The Ford Fiesta ST also has a 1.6-liter engine, but only produces 178 horsepower. The starting price is £16,995 and is already available, while the 208 GTi will be ready for order in March with an expected release in June, which is the same time as the Renaultsport Clio 200.

It’s worth pointing out that the Clio 200 has almost the same power output as the Peugeot and is expected to cost about the same as well. It’s clear to see that the Fiesta is the underdog here, but there is an improved ST2 version, although the changes are only cosmetic because there doesn’t seem to be any performance upgrades.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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