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Arval’s pick of the range: Ford Fiesta 1.0 100hp Titanium 5dr manual
The UK’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta is popular across the board, and manages to combine great driving dynamics, competitive pricing and leading technology. Coming in three-door or five-door hatchback form, it’s available with a choice of five trim levels plus three dedicated trim levels for the ST hot hatch version.
The Fiesta has always been one of the most engaging hatchbacks to drive on the market. The current model doesn’t change that. It’s a fun car to drive thanks to a very competent chassis, well-controlled body roll and a ride quality that manages to be sporty while still absorbing bigger bumps in the road. The gear shift has a pleasantly crisp feeling, and it also has strong brakes. The engine range is dominated by petrol engines, with six versus the two diesels, and around 90% of Fiestas will be ordered with a petrol, despite Ford adding a new 120hp diesel last year. New for 2018 is the sporty ST model, which is powered by a 200hp 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Ford’s trim levels are linear for the bottom two trims, Style and Zetec, before splitting to offer for the same price for either more luxury with Titanium or a sportier look and feel with the ST-Line. Both of the two trims also have an enhanced ‘X’ spec too. At the top of the range is Ford’s premium Vignale branding.
Zetec (in addition to Style)
ST-Line (in addition to Zetec)
ST-Line X (in addition to ST-Line)
Titanium (in addition to Zetec)
Titanium X (in addition to Titanium)
Vignale (in addition to Titanium)
ST-1 (in addition to ST-line)
ST-2 (in addition to ST-1)
ST-3 (in addition to ST-2)
Titanium trim brings everything you’d really need for £1,900 more than the Zetec, though the looks of the ST-Line could be worth sacrificing the additional equipment for some. For those with the budget, the ST-Line X brings the best of both worlds. In terms of engine choice, the 100hp 1.0-litre Ecoboost is excellent. It provides plenty of go and the car feels quicker than 100hp should rightly deliver plus it’s also the most efficient petrol and the lowest BIK tax point of the entire range.
Ford has really tidied up the interior, replacing the vast majority of buttons with the touchscreen utilising the user-friendly Sync3 infotainment system. Usefully, climate control buttons are still there, rather than trying to have too much through the screen. There is also a much cleaner feel to the cabin. The new car is 71mm longer, helping a rear space that will house a couple of adults and boot space of more than 300 litres with the rear seats in place. It is competitive versus alternatives and not far shy off the bigger Ford Focus.
The Fiesta is great to drive and can be specced with various equipment options. It’s a more grown-up supermini than ever before, and available with a wider model range designed to suit all requirements and tastes.