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Ford Fiesta Titanium review

A more grown-up Fiesta, but still a cracker to drive

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Design
8.0
Performance
9.0
Handling
10
Economy
9.0
Value
7.0

Summary

The new Fiesta is definitely an improvement and still the class leader, but it's no longer head and shoulders above the pack.

Summary

The new Fiesta is definitely an improvement and still the class leader, but it's no longer head and shoulders above the pack.
 

What is it: The latest generation of Britain’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta.
Key features: Improved quality and connectivity, excellent driving characteristics
Our view: The Ford Fiesta is the best-selling car in the UK for good reason, and the new model is a welcome improvement in most areas.
Review type: First drive


The Ford Fiesta has been the top-selling car in the United Kingdom for the last eight years, and for good reason. But the new car market is a constantly-changing environment, and even the best in the business need to keep improving.

The new Fiesta is considered an “all-new” model, which means that although there are many carry-over mechanical bits underneath, the car has been redesigned from scratch.

Not that you’d really notice at first glance. Unlike the first six generations of Ford Fiesta models, the exterior styling is a subtle evolution of the previous model. Inside, however, it’s a big jump forward. And that’s most welcome, because the dash layout and interior trim were two of the last Fiesta’s weaknesses.

We drove the new model on its launch in Spain, in both petrol and diesel forms. A more comprehensive review of the UK-spec car on UK roads is coming soon. So how does the Fiesta shape up against perennial rivals like the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz and others?

Next page: Design

Ford Fiesta ST-Line, Vignale and Titanium models

 
 
Design
8.0
Performance
9.0
Handling
10
Economy
9.0
Value
7.0

Summary

The new Fiesta is definitely an improvement and still the class leader, but it's no longer head and shoulders above the pack.
Stuart Masson
Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

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