The Ford Fiesta is one of the most familiar sights on UK roads. It's been around since 1976 and, throughout its many generations, it's hardly ever been out of the top three best-selling cars in the country.
The current version is as popular as those earlier Fiestas were, and while sales success isn’t always a guarantee of excellence, in this case it is – the latest Fiesta is definitely one of the best small cars you can buy.
It's as easy to drive and affordable to own as a small car should be, yet it punches well above its weight in terms of refinement and driving appeal.
There are more practical alternatives, and cheaper versions are a little short of equipment and power, but if you haggle with the dealer and choose the right spec, you’ll get a well-kitted small car for a great price.
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions on the latest Fiesta, along with our recommendations for which trim level and engine you should choose.