Ford Fiesta Review 2022
Published 18 April 2019
The Ford Fiesta hatchback has been the most popular super-mini in the UK for over a decade.
A head-turning new exterior design gives the iconic small car a stylish presence about town. While forward-thinking technologies, such as an all-new interactive digital instrument cluster, help create a more efficient, enjoyable drive.
- RRP £17,070 – £26,140
- 3 Year Warranty / 60,000 miles
- Available Fuel Types: Petrol
- Trims: 11
- Engines: 5
- MPG Range across all versions : 44.1 – 56.5
- Doors: 3 or 5
With a range of unique series offerings available – from the sports-inspired styling of Fiesta ST-Line, premium comfort levels of Fiesta Titanium, to the rugged outdoor character of Fiesta Active and the entry level Trend.
Entry-level Trend trim gets you 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, privacy glass, a chrome surround for the front grille, automatic lights and the 8.0in infotainment touchscreen, LED headlights and heated windscreen
Titanium trim adds cruise control, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror, power-folding door mirrors and keyless start.
The sporty ST-Line Edition trim is kitted out similarly to the Titanium trim but adds stiffer suspension, for even greater agility, as well as a body kit and larger 17in alloy wheels.
The Fiesta is only available in petrol or petrol mild hybrids. The hybrids offer punchy acceleration and excellent fuel economy with lower CO2 emissions.
- 1.0-litre EcoBoost 99hp manual
- 1.0-litre EcoBoost Mild Hybrid 123hp (manual & auto)
- 1.0-litre EcoBoost Mild Hybrid 153hp (manual & auto)
- 1.5-litre turbo 197hp (ST only)
The Ford Fiesta supermini has a five star Euro ENCAP rating.
All Ford Fiesta models come with:
- 7 airbags
- Lane-Keeping Assistance – A Lane-Keeping System uses a forward-looking camera to detect if you’re unintentionally drifting out of lane. Lane Alert then warns you by vibrating the steering wheel and displaying a visual warning.
- Ford MyKey technology – designed to help parents encourage teenagers to drive responsibly. Program your key to a restricted driving mode setting that promotes good habits, such as increasing seat belt use, limiting vehicle top speeds and decreasing audio volume.
If you want AEB (automatic emergency braking) you’ll need to the Driver Assistance Pack, which also includes high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control. The option isn’t available on the ST models.
Ford knows that the Fiesta’s cabin works well so there have only been some minor tweaks. You get an 8” touchscreen system at the centre of the cabin, giving the driver and front passenger easy control.
It comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard for easy phone use, as well as a handy 180-degree rear camera. And there’s an optional 12.3” digital instrument cluster with a fully customisable display. You choose what you want to see, and it also changes with the driving modes (Normal, Sport, Eco, Trail** & Slippery**.)
**Only available on Active models.
Fiesta’s new 12.3” digital instrument cluster displays driver information. Driver’s can personalise which information is displayed.
Despite its steeply sloping windscreen and slightly raised driving position, the Ford Fiesta has plenty of head room for those sitting in the front. The front seats offer plenty of adjustment providing great driving position. You can even drop the seat low like in a sports car. If you forego the optional panoramic glass roof you’ll have plenty of headroom for even the tallest driver.
There’s a reasonable amount of oddment storage, too, including a pretty accommodating glovebox and an area ahead of the gear lever that’s just about big enough for a smartphone. The door pockets can hold a small drinks bottle and there’s a pair of cupholders conveniently positioned between the seats.
Rear space isn’t the Fiesta’s strongest suit. A pair of six-footers will fit, with leg room similar to that offered by the Polo, but it’s not quite on a par with the Ibiza and nowhere near as roomy as the Honda Jazz.
Head room isn’t quite as generous as in some rivals, either – especially if you go for the optional panoramic roof – and the middle rear seat is quite narrow by class standards. That means that sitting three adults in the back is a bit of a squeeze.
The three-door has 292 litres boot capacity with the seats up, and 1,093 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The the five-door has 303 litres boot capacity with the seats up but 984 litres with them down.
The wider boot opening makes getting big items in and out easier.
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