The Ford Fiesta is superb to drive, smart inside and well equipped – it’s one of the very best small carsget the best price
Active X is the range-topping Active model and gets a part-leather interior with heated front seats, electrically folding door mirrors with puddle lights, sat-nav, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors. It’s packed with kit, but it’s pricey.
This engine is a cracker. Responsive around town and impressively hushed at motorway speed, it’s a brilliantly flexible unit. Comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. You can opt for an automatic gearbox, but if you do CO2 emissions jump up compared with the manual, while fuel economy is also noticeably worse.