Ford Fiesta Van review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Fiesta Van is exceptionally economical. Official figures under the WLTP test regime rate the 123bhp engine a good for 54.3mpg, while both the 94bhp and mHEV variants return 55.4mpg.

When it comes to safety, the Fiesta Van was the first vehicle in its class to get an active braking system to prevent low speed collisions. Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection emergency braking system also improve the active safety measures, while Adaptive Cruise Control, a speed limiter function, and a Blind Spot Information System are joined by Traffic Sign Recognition. There’s also Active Park Assist - an impressive self-parking function - and Cross Traffic Alert to warn of oncoming vehicles as you back out of a space.

While there’s few choices to be made, our advice would be to go for the 123bhp Fiesta Sport Van; the mHEV unit bumps the price up by more than £1000 with little in the way of a return on fuel economy – just 1.1mpg officially, to be precise.

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Overview

There’s lots to recommend about the Ford Fiesta Van and Ford Fiesta Sport Van. They offer comfort, a great driving experience and a high-quality interior with loads of goodies as standard. There’s one obvious drawback, though, and that’s that it is only half the van the Transit Courier is. If you need a hatchback van to carry around a few small lightweight items, then the Fiesta Van should be your choice. But if you need a small van which can be more flexible then look to the larger Courier.

  • Excellent interior
  • Fun to drive
  • Great fuel economy
  • Not a real van
  • Short on cabin storage
  • Few engine or trim options

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