FORD FIESTA Car Review
Simply the best
Over 18 million motorists can’t be wrong. Because that’s how many Fiesta’s Ford have sold since the original was launched in 1976.
And four million of them have been sold in the UK where the Fiesta has been the best selling new car for most of the last ten years, and it’s still the best selling car this year.
The reasons are simple the Fiesta delivers exactly what motorists are looking for an affordable, reliable super-mini with the added bonus that it looks great and drives brilliantly.
The current Fiesta looks like a baby Aston Martin from the front with its big chrome grille and sleek headlights, it’s the most striking super-mini on the road, it looks better than any small Audi or BMW.
It’s smart well laid-out interior is dominated by a centre console that reminds me of an easy to use giant iphone, and the top equipped versions have the gadgets you’d expect on a big car.
Behind the wheel the Fiesta is fun and easy to drive thanks to a slick gearbox and light but precise steering, along with high tech petrol and diesel engines.
The 1.0 litre Ecoboost Petrol has won the World Engine of the Year for three years in a row, because it has the power of a 1.6 litre and the economy of a supermini. Ford claim 60 mpg, but the reality is somewhere between just over 40 and 50 mpg.
If economy is your priority go for the 1.5 litre diesel that does between mid 60s and 70 mpg plus if you have a light right foot.
The Fiesta is a totally practical small family car with the space you’d previously expect in a family hatchback, but go for the five door if you’ve got young kids.
When ordinary motorists consistently spend their hard earned cash buying the same model it’s for one reason, the car is the best on the road. That’s the Fiesta.
* Great looks * Excellent choice of engines * Loads of practicality * Excellent reliability *