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Ford Fiesta

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Summary


The Ford Fiesta is a small supermini-class hatchback, available in both three- and five-door body styles. It has been the best-selling car in the UK since its launch in the second half of 2017, following in the wheel tracks of its predecessor. In fact, 2020 marked the 12th year in a row that the Ford Fiesta (across three generations) has been the UK’s top-selling car.

There is a hot-hatch performance version of the Fiesta called the Ford Fiesta ST. We have built a separate page for that model, as it is generally reviewed separately to the rest of the range.

The Fiesta has received good scores compared to its rivals from most UK media sources, and is almost universally praised for its driving dynamics and huge range of model variants. As well as being the most popular new car in the UK, it is also one of the best-ranked cars in its class according to our unique Expert Rating index.

Key specifications


Body style: Three- and five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £16,645 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: Winter 2020/21
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 4 stars
Date tested: September 2017

87%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

60%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Model tested: 1.0 Ecoboost 4×2 manual Euro 6B
Date tested: February 2019

1.1 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

6.6 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Model tested: 1.0 Ecoboost 4×2 manual Euro 6D-temp
Date tested: February 2019

8 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

4.4 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ford Fiesta has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car to Drive
  • Car Dealer Used Car Awards – Used Car of the Year + Best Small Car

2020

  • Carbuyer Awards – Car of the Decade
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Used Car
  • Autocar Britain’s Best Car Awards – Best Small Car
  • DieselCar & EcoCar Used Car Top 50 – Best Used Small Car

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Supermini
  • Honest John Awards – Best Small Hatchback
  • Carbuyer Best Car AwardsCar of the Year + Best Small Car
  • News UK Motor Awards – Best City/Small Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Small Car
  • DieselCar & Eco Car Top 50 – Best Small Car

2018

  • Carbuyer Best Car AwardsCar of the Year + Best Small Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Supermini
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Supermini + Best New Car
  • DieselCar and EcoCar Top 50 – Best Small Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Hot Hatchback for less than £20,000 (Fiesta ST-Line 1.0-litre 3-door)

2017

  • Top Gear Awards – Best Supermini
  • Women’s World Car of the Year – Best Budget Car

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