10. Ford Fiesta ST - £19,245

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The Fiesta ST is probably the safest option there is right now in the hot-hatch market. This is also the newest car on the entire list as the ST has just undergone a face-lift for 2018. Praise for the Fiesta ST is usually attributed to its friendly and compliant nature which makes it very easy to drive playfully. The new model now has a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, whereas the old model featured a 1.6 litre 4-cylinder. This new unit is just as powerful and supremely economical. The industry-standard 0-60 mph takes 6.5 seconds, which is pretty quick in a car this size, but you can also get 47.1 mpg. The new Fiesta ST starts from just £18,995.