Ford Fiesta review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Ford Fiesta 2022 front cornering
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  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 left static boot open
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 boot open
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 front cornering
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 rear cornering
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior rear seats
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 interior infotainment
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 right tracking
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 left static boot open
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 headlight detail
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 badge detail
  • Ford Fiesta 2022 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Ford Fiesta has a well-deserved reputation for being the small car that will put the biggest smile on your face when you drive it. And that's not the only reason it's been such a big seller for so long.

It certainly helps that Ford makes versions of the Fiesta to suit most tastes. You can have a (relatively) cheap one that looks like butter wouldn’t melt, a sportier-looking ST-Line model that mimics the near-200bhp Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch, or opt for a touch of luxury with a Vignale version of each. 

FAQs

  • The Fiesta came last of all the small cars rated in our 2022 Reliability Survey. What’s more, Ford came 27th overall out of 32 manufacturers. Read more here

  • The Fiesta is a very good car. Highlights are that it is superb to drive, smart inside and comes with plenty of standard kit. There’s also numerous trim levels to choose from. Read our full verdict here

  • We reckon the Fiesta’s best engine option is the 1.0-litre Ecoboost 100. It has 99bhp, pulls from low revs and has plenty of pace while remaining economical. We recommend pairing it with the Titanium trim. Read more here

  • We class the Fiesta as a small car and the larger Focus as a family car. While both can seat five and carry luggage, the Focus is both longer and wider than the Fiesta, meaning it is more spacious for passengers and has more boot space. Read more here

  • The Fiesta has a full five-star safety rating from testing experts Euro NCAP, but automatic emergency braking (AEB), which we consider an essential safety feature, doesn’t come as standard. It does get seven airbags, though. Read more here

  • The Fiesta’s boot has a relatively small entrance but is deep, meaning it can take five carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf. If you drop the rear seats to extend the boot, there’s an annoying step in the floor. Read more here

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,374
Target Price from £18,329
Save up to £1,374
or from £232pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £15,250
Leasing deals
From £302pm
RRP price range £19,330 - £27,320
Number of trims (see all)9
Number of engines (see all)4
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 42.2 - 56.5
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,069 / £1,814
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,138 / £3,628
Available colours