Ford Fiesta review

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27 Jun 2017 08:47 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 12:06

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Imagine a city the size of Glasgow. Now imagine every single person living in it driving around in the same car. Well, that gives you a fair idea how many Ford Fiestas have been sold in Britain since 2008. Yep – Ford's humble hatchback has been the country’s most popular car for a decade.

And with good reason. It’s always been a cut above rivals to drive, often being touted as the best handling car in the class. There are also some fine engines to choose from, the most noteworthy of which are the 1.0-litre turbo Ecoboost units.

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However, competition in the small car class is fiercer than ever. The latest Seat Ibiza is a thoroughly brilliant all-rounder and the Skoda Fabia offers space and value in abundance. Does the latest Fiesta have the talents to compete? And which engines and trims make the most sense? We’ll tell you all you need to know over the next few pages.

If you've already decided the Fiesta is the car for you, have a look at our New Car Buyer page for the best deals.

 

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There are 14 trims available for the Fiesta hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Style
Entry-level Style trim is best avoided; you have to make do with steel wheels and the standard infotainment system is decidedly basic, although you do at least get air-con...View trim
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Zetec
Zetec is one rung up the ladder from entry-level Style and brings alloy wheels, a heated windscreen, front fog lights, a smarter-looking interior and a much more advanced infotainment package. Neve...View trim
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£13,592
Average Saving £1,623
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Zetec B+O Play
Based on our favourite Zetec trim, but adds sat-nav and a punchy Bang & Olufsen sound system. Worth a look if you love your music, but only available in two paint colours – mint green or a pinky or...View trim
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£14,702
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OUR PICK
ST-Line
Want something a bit sportier? ST-Line trim is probably for you because it brings 17in alloy wheels, stiffer sports suspension, figure-hugging seats and various sporty styling touches, including a...View trim
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£15,395
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Titanium
Titanium trim is worth a look, adding cruise control, power-folding door mirrors, keyless start, automatic lights and wipers and sat-nav to everything you get on Zetec. It is quite pricey, though...View trim
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£15,626
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Titanium B+O Play
Based on Titanium trim, but adds a punchy Bang & Olufsen sound system. Only worth a look if you really love your music and only available in two paint colours – mint green or a pinky orange...View trim
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£16,320
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Active 1
Based on Zetec trim, Active 1 gets LED lights, 17in alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, lane-keep assist and Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment system. If you want an Active model, this is th...View trim
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£16,479
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Titanium X
A bit too pricey to recommend. Titanium X is well equipped, with keyless entry, part-leather seats and a punchy B&O stereo fitted as standard, but cheaper versions of the Fiesta make more financial...View trim
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£16,921
Average Saving £1,894
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ST-Line X
Based on ST-Line trim but adds loads more kit, including sat-nav, climate control, power-folding door mirrors and part-leather seats. We'd stick with regular ST-Line, though – it's quite a bit chea...View trim
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£17,013
Average Saving £1,902
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Active B+O Play
Gets the same equipment as Active 1 but – as you’d guess – benefits from an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system...View trim
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£17,774
Average Saving £1,421
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ST-1
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£18,202
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Active X
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 parki...View trim
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£19,023
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ST-2
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£19,147
Average Saving £1,098
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ST-3
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£20,801
Average Saving £1,194
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