2019 Ford Fiesta Trend verdict
Updated entry-level Ford Fiesta Trend gets extra equipment and enhanced looks, but does that make it the pick of the range?...
If the financial jump from a Fiesta Trend to one fitted with an Ecoboost engine were small, we’d tell you to leap with both feet. However, the difference is actually around £1800, meaning you’re stuck with this engine if you want to get behind the wheel of an affordable Fiesta. It’s a shame, because similarly priced rivals fitted with turbocharged petrols are a better bet both for performance and fuel economy.
We still rather like the Fiesta, because it’s a more accomplished small car than many, but not so much in this most affordable spec. For similar money and equipment, we’d go for a Polo SE with the 94bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Ford Fiesta 1.1L Ti-VCT Trend specification
Price £16,495 Engine 3cyl, 1084cc, petrol Power 84bhp at 6300rpm Torque 81lb ft at 3500rpm Gearbox 5spd manual 0-62mph 14.0sec Top speed 106mph Fuel consumption 48.7mpg (WLTP) CO2, tax band 114g/km, 26% (NEDC)