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Ford Fiesta

(2017 - present)

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.

There is a hot-hatch performance version of the Fiesta called the Fiesta ST, and a lifestyle-oriented high-riding version called the Fiesta Active. We are building separate pages for both of these versions, so check back soon.

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 comfortably the best-ranked car in its class according to our Expert rating system.

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Body style: Three- and five-door hatch
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £15,665 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2017
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA

  • Ford Fiesta (2017) - front view | The Car Expert
  • Ford Fiesta (2017) - rear view | The Car Expert
  • Ford Fiesta (2017) dashboard | The Car Expert

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2017

87%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

64%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

60%

SAFETY ASSIST

ECO RATING

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

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

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Supermini of the Year
  • Honest John Awards – Small Hatchback of the Year
  • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Car of the Year + Best Small Car
  • News UK Motor Awards – City/Small Car of the Year
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Small Car

2018

  • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Car of the Year + Best Small Car
  • Auto Express Awards – Supermini of the Year
  • 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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