Used Ford Fiesta 2017-present review

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Section: Ownership cost

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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 £8000 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 £9000 or more, you should have a fair choice of Fiestas from 2018 to 2019, all with average mileages and service histories, and bought in many cases from a franchised dealer. An early version of the hot hatch ST will set you back at least £15,000. 

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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 Motorcraft servicing for examples that are outside of the manufacturer's warranty period; it costs £159.

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