Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid mHEV 125 Trend Navigation 3dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
3 doors
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RRP £19,015What Car? Target Price£17,890
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 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 for not a huge amount extra. It cuts over a second off the Ecoboost 95's 0-62mph dash (down to 9.4sec) and feels much stronger low in the rev range, too. 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

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

292

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

112

g/km

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