Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta review

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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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Engines
There are 9 engines available for the Fiesta hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
1.1
We haven't tried this entry-level petrol engine, but with a mere 69bhp acceleration it'...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH14.9 secs
MPG55.4-55.4
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1.1
A slightly more powerful version of the entry-level 1.1-litre petrol engine. It’s fine...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH13.8 secs
MPG55.4-55.4
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£14,362
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1.0 EcoBoost
This engine is a cracker. Responsive around town and impressively hushed at motorway sp...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual, Semi-auto
0-62 MPH10.6 secs
MPG46.3-60.1
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£14,917
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1.5 TDCi
Diesel engines rarely make sense in cars this small. The entry-level option is a fine e...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH12.4 secs
MPG70.6-74.3
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£15,115
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OUR PICK
1.0 EcoBoost 125
The 99bhp 1.0-litre is great, but this 123bhp version is even better without costing yo...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH10 secs
MPG56.5-60.1
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£16,632
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1.0 EcoBoost 85
We are yet to try out this engine; check back later for an update...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH12.7 secs
MPG56.5-56.5
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£16,755
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1.0 EcoBoost 140
The punchiest engine in the Fiesta line-up pulls strongly from low revs and yet loves t...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH9 secs
MPG54.3-57.7
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£16,931
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1.5 TDCi 120
We haven't tried this range-topping diesel engine. Unless you do a serious amount of mi...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH8.9 secs
MPG64.2-67.3
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£17,812
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OUR PICK
1.5 EcoBoost
The Fiesta ST's engine is a cracker, and so much more soulful than a Renault Clio RS's...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual
0-62 MPH6.5 secs
MPG47.1-47.1
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£18,438
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