The single engine available – a 67bhp 1.2-litre petrol – won’t set the road alight. It's well suited to city driving, though, and its appetite for revs makes it pretty fun to work hard.
Ford Ka ride & handling
The Ka borrows its underpinnings from the Fiat 500, but tweaks to the suspension and steering make the Ford better to drive: it’s nimble through corners and the steering is accurate. The ride is pretty good for such a small car – it’s still fairly firm, but more settled than the Fiat 500 it’s based on. Having said that, a Hyundai i10 or VW Up are both far better to drive than the Ka.
Ford Ka refinement
Work the petrol engine hard and it makes a racket. There's also lots of wind noise around the door mirrors and the top of the side windows, and patched-up surfaces create more road noise than we’d like.