Used Ford Fiesta 2017-present review

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Ownership cost

What used Ford Fiesta hatchback will I get for my budget?

Prices for a Ford Fiesta start at around £7500 for a 2017 version. This should buy you a car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. If you spend £8000 or more, you should have a fair choice of Fiestas from 2018, or £9,500 and above for a 2019 example.

An early version of the hot hatch ST will set you back at least £14,000. 

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How much does it cost to run a Ford Fiesta hatchback?

MPG

The base 1.1-litre petrol has a combined WLTP economy figure of 48.7mpg for both the 69 and 84bhp versions. The more powerful 99bhp 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine has a figure of 50.4mpg, although this drops to 42.8mpg when fitted with an automatic gearbox. The 123bhp 1.0-litre gets 49.5mpg while the 138bhp 1.0-litre engine reserved for top-spec models gets 48.7mpg.

If outright efficiency is what you need, then the 84bhp 1.5-litre diesel is the one to go for because it averages 60.1mpg. The 118bhp version of the same engine isn’t quite as efficient, at 57.6mpg.

Road tax

All Fiestas of this generation will have been registered after April 2017, so all will cost you the same flat rate fee for road tax because no model cost more than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.

Servicing costs

Ford offers competitive servicing prices and various servicing plans, which can be paid for by monthly direct debit. There’s also cheaper Ford Essentials servicing for examples that are outside of the manufacturer's warranty period; it costs £169.

Diesel and 1.5 petrol ST models require annual servicing, with diesel having a slightly shorter mileage limit of 10,000 miles compared with 12,500 miles of the ST. The 1.0 Ecoboost and 1.1 petrols need inspecting every 2 years or 18,000 miles.

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