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What is the it?
The Fiesta is a supermini, available in three and five-door body styles and with a choice of 10 engines. There are two automatics, and a sporty ST. This Fiesta generation was introduced in 2008, and facelifted in 2013.
What is the Ford Fiesta like to drive?
The Fiesta is easy to handle, its precise, confident handling pleasing commuters and keen drivers. Its steering and gearchange are particularly positive in their action too. The ride is firm but never uncomfortable, and the Fiesta cruises capably at speed. The three-cylinder engines suit it, the 100hp petrol in particular, while the sporty ST is widely praised for its recipe of affordable fun. Though a relatively old model, the Fiesta remains one of the best superminis.
What engines are available?
Eight petrol engines and two diesels are offered. The cheapest Fiestas come with 60hp and 82hp 1.25 engines. The more fuel-efficient three-cylinder 1.0 Ecoboost is available with 80hp, 100hp, 125hp and 140hp outputs. The four-cylinder 105hp 1.6 comes only with a PowerShift automatic; there’s a 100hp 1.0 with PowerShift too. The ST comes with a 182hp 1.6 Ecoboost engine. Diesels include a three-cylinder 75hp 1.5 TDCI and a 95hp 1.6 TDCI. All Fiestas have five-speed gearboxes apart from the two autos and the six-speed ST.
What are the key standard features of the Ford Fiesta?
The entry-level Fiesta Studio provides electric front windows, radio/CD player, hill start assist, electric heated door mirrors and 14in steel wheels.
What are the key options?
Four grades of sat nav, rear parking camera, rear parking sensors, DAB radio with Ford SYNC, active city stop, trip computer, heated front seats.
How spacious is the Ford Fiesta?
The Fiesta is comfortable enough for four adults or five for short trips. There’s a reasonably sized boot, and better than average on-board storage. The rear seat backrests fold forward, an optional false boot floor making the load floor flat.
What will it cost to run?
CO2 emissions range from 98g/km for the 1.5 TDCi diesel to 138g/km for the ST. The 80hp and 100hp 1.0 Ecoboosts have the lowest petrol CO2 at 99g/km. Benefit-in-kind exposure ranges from 14% to 22% for the ST. All Ecoboosts and the 1.6 TDCI Econetic have start-stop.
What safety features does it have?
Seven airbags, hill-start assist, antilock brakes and ESP anti-skid control are standard. The Fiesta scored a five star NCAP safety rating. There are Isofix attachment points for two child seats in the rear.