Marketed over seven generations by Ford since 1976
The Ford Fiesta is one of the best-selling cars in the UK for many reasons – it’s great value, fun to drive and efficient too. Ford has sold over 16 million Fiestas since 1976, making it one of the best selling Ford marques ever. Many ask the question ‘where is the Ford Fiesta made?’. Well over the years, just about everywhere from the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Taiwan, China, India, Thailand, and South Africa!
The first Fiesta was on display at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in June 1976, and the car went on sale in France and Germany in September 1976; to the frustration of dealerships in the UK, the right-hand drive versions only began to appear in January 1977.
What is the best ford fiesta to buy? There’s plenty of choice within the Fiesta range, starting with a new Trend spec, Style, then ascends through Titanium, Titanium X, ST-Line, state of the art ST-Line X and high-end Vignale. How much is a Ford Fiesta? Prices range from £16,000 to £22,000.
Current popular models are Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.1, Ford Fiesta Trend 3 door, Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi 3 door. But it’s higher up the model range where things get interesting, like with the sporty Ford Fiesta ST-Line Edition 5 door which won Top Gear’s Hot Hatch and Car of the Year for 2018.
There is a rugged Active version and a Vignale Edition which focuses on luxury – it’s all chrome trim, leather upholstery and comfort here. The Fiesta delivers on all fronts: a small, economical car that’s comfortable, well built and has all the latest technology.
Performance and drive
ST models are known for being fun, but even the most basic Fiestas are fantastic to drive, with good grip, great control weights, and lots of composure on twisty roads. The six-speed manual gearbox is excellent. It has a slick shift action, but it’s also nice and easy to use in town. Comfortable seats and suspension mean it’s reasonably relaxing when you want it to be.
17-inch alloys are standard. While a 197bhp version of the EcoBoost three-cylinder engine is fitted in the ST, the regular line-up still offers an excellent range of petrol engines with varying power outputs and the option of mild-hybrid electrical assistance.
You’ll get the mild-hybrid tech on the 123bhp and 153bhp versions of the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine, reaching 0-62mph in 9 seconds. The same engine is available with 99bhp, while the 123bhp engine is now available with mild-hybrid assistance when specified with the seven-speed automatic gearbox. The entry-level Fiesta Trend model now uses the 99bhp version of the 1.0-litre instead of the old-fashioned, non-turbocharged 74bhp 1.1-litre engine.
No plug-in hybrid or electric version as of mid-2021. Diesel editions were discontinued in 2020. Ford Fiesta comes with tyres of size 195/60 R15 requiring a tyre pressure of 32 PSI for more comfort and less mileage, or 36 PSI for a firmer, more fuel economic ride.
No matter which engine you choose, the Fiesta is a pleasure to drive, either on a long motorway trip or a challenging country road.
The Fiesta’s interior design with soft-touch plastics and good quality materials, make cleanly styled dashboards from high-quality, tactile materials, making everything feel superbly put together. Entry-level get basics such as air conditioning and electric front windows. Ford’s 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment screen is easy to use, looks good and comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
New models feature lane-departure warning and assistance, a sign of Ford’s big push on safety. Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and active parking assistance that can apply the brakes if needs be can be added, plus traffic-sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring as well and auto-dipping headlights. The Titanium has cruise control, automatic lights, wipers and climate control.
The Fiesta is spacious enough in the front, and the five-door has good access. In newer models, Ford’s designers have increased space for passengers in the back and at the same time, subtle styling details distinguish trim levels from one another, adding to their allure. Length ranges from 4,040 to 4,068 mm.
For luxury seekers, there’s the Fiesta Vignale with optional 18-inch alloy wheels and, inside, hexagonally quilted leather upholstery. The Fiesta Active blends SUV elements – a raised ride height, body protection and roof rails – with low supermini running costs and easy driving.
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