The modelRead full Ford Fiesta review
Superb to drive, pleasant to sit in and well equipped. The Fiesta is a fine small car, but it can prove quite pricey in higher trims and the Volkswagen Polo just has the edge for ride comfort, safety and rear-seat space.
The trimSee full equipment
Our favourite trim comes with all the kit you get with entry-level Trend trim but adds some extra comforts, including an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors and keyless start. It also allows you to add the optional automatic emergency braking, something we consider to be an essential safety feature.
The engineSee full engine specs
This range-topping mild-hybrid engine is worth considering. As the most powerful engine in the standard Fiesta range (excluding the 1.5 Ecoboost in the ST hot hatch) it’s sufficiently potent, pulling hard from low revs and making overtaking easy. The mild-hybrid technology means that it remains efficient and gives an extra power boost from a standstill.
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