The Ka’s biggest downfall is its price – especially considering the limited spec and shortage of options. The large discounts will help, but resale values aren't as good as a Fiat 500's. At least the petrol engine is reasonably economical and efficient.
Ford Ka quality & reliability
In the Ka, Ford has avoided the retro-route Fiat took with the 500, but has still come up with an attractive and workable interior. It's clearly built to a tight price, but bright colour options keep things cheery. Reliability is a worry, though: the Ka was rated as poor in the latest JD Power customer satisfaction survey.
Ford Ka safety & security
The Ka scored four stars for adult protection in its Euro NCAP crash test. Whichever version you go for, though, only two airbags are fitted as standard – that’s simply unacceptable in this day and age. You can pay extra for four more – plus stability control – but that just pushes the lofty price even higher.