Ford Fiesta review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Ford Fiesta 2022 rear cornering
  • 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 front 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 front 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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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

All Ford Fiestas come with a height-adjustable driver's seat, and in its lowest setting, you sit higher up than you do in many other small cars. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but some may prefer a lower-slung driving position. Active models have a ride height that's 18mm higher, but you don't really notice the difference.

Height aside, the driving position is tough to knock. The seat holds you securely in place through corners while remaining comfortable over long distances. Our only gripe is that you can’t have adjustable lumbar support (unless you go for a Fiesta ST). 

The standard heated windscreen, which can defrost itself in moments, is a major boon in winter. Rear parking sensors are also standard on all trims apart from entry-level Trend (where they're optional), and you can add front sensors and a rear-view camera to most models.

Ford Fiesta 2022 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

The Fiesta's 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system is relatively simple to use, although it's not quite as intuitive or quick to respond as the systems in the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo

You have to pay to add a built-in sat-nav on entry-level Trend trim but it's standard across the rest of the range. We'd be tempted to save the money, though, because you can use Google Maps or Waze from your smartphone on the Fiesta's touchscreen using the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Save up to £958
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