Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 Trend 3dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
3 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £18,070What Car? Target Price£16,954
Review

The Ford Fiesta is superb to drive, smart inside and well equipped, plus it offers a broad range of trim levels – from the affordable Trend to the SUV-inspired Active – to cater for many tastes and budgets. It’s one of the very best small cars you can buy, but it can prove a quite pricey in higher trims and the rival Volkswagen Polo just has the edge for ride comfort, safety and rear-seat space.

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This entry-level trim is certainly worth a look – it gets you 16in alloy wheels, a heated windscreen, auto lights, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, driver's seat height adjustment, lane departure waring and assist, air conditioning, privacy glass, a chrome surround for the front grille, LED dipped beam headlights, front foglights and an 8.0in touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto.

A fine engine with a bit more zip along with greater efficiency than the Ecoboost 95. It's available only on the posher trim levels, cutting over a second off the Ecoboost 95's 0-62mph dash (down to 9.4sec). It's the only engine available with the option of a seven-speed automatic gearbox, but, be warned, it doesn't react that quickly when you ask for a burst of acceleration. The standard, slick, six-speed manual is a better choice.


Key information

Doors3
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

292

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

96

g/km

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