Once you get behind the wheel of the Ka+, you’ll be in no doubt that this is a budget car. It doesn’t matter if you go for entry-level Studio or top-spec Zetec trim, the dashboard is a sea of unyielding and scratchy black plastic.
Although the layout and most of the controls will be familiar to anyone who’s been in a Ford recently, some of these are a little hard to reach. The heater controls are mounted very low and the mirror controls are a stretch. Given the price, though, the switches feel solid enough.
In terms of infotainment, Studio models get a smartphone dock along with Bluetooth and USB connectivity plus an aux-in socket. Zetec variants get a built-in 4.2in infotainment screen with a DAB radio. Although this may sound better, the screen is very small and controlled by an awkward array of buttons. Sat-nav isn’t an option on any trim.
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