Ford Fiesta Hatchback (2017 -) Review

Review by Parkers
4.5
The 2017 Ford Fiesta hatchback has Titanic shoes to fill – over eight generations it has become the best-selling nameplate in the UK. It enters an incredibly competitive marketplace featuring impressive vehicles such as the SEAT Ibiza, Nissan Micra, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and countless other cars.

Ford Fiesta Hatchback (17 on)
  • Great to drive
  • Cheap to run
  • Packed with latest tech
  • Safer than ever
  • Rivals more practical
  • Finance rates not that competitive
  • Some cheaper-feeling cabin plastics
  • Glass roof severely saps headroom

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£16,640 - £24,535

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Used price range:

£6,128 - £18,648

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The 2017 Ford Fiesta hatchback has Titanic shoes to fill – over eight generations it has become the best-selling nameplate in the UK. It enters an incredibly competitive marketplace featuring impressive vehicles such as the SEAT Ibiza, Nissan Micra, Vauxhall Corsa, Peugeot 208, Renault Clio and countless other cars. In fact, at last inspection there were more than 20 protagonists in this sector alone. The success of this small hatchback (called a Supermini in industry parlance) is due to its sheer breadth of ability. Low list and finance prices couple with entertaining driving and fun styling to appeal to a huge swathe of the UK’s car-buying population. The new Fiesta will be available in a variety of guises – there are nine trim levels from Style up to plush Vignale or sporty ST-Line, and a range of optional extras on hand to further personalise your car. Zetec is set to be the most popular by a significant margin (up to 60% of the total mix), while Titanium will account for one fifth of sales. On top of that, there's a choice 1.1-litre non-turbo petrol engines with 70-85hp, a suite of excellent 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost units with between 100 and 140hp, and two 1.5-litre diesels with 85 or 120hp.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.2 out of 5

Handling

4.8 out of 5

Comfort

4.7 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.7 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4.2 out of 5

Buying new

4.25 out of 5

Buying used

4.25 out of 5

Selling

4.25 out of 5

Equipment

4.2 out of 5

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