Ford Fiesta review

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Car reviewed: Ford Fiesta (1.0 MHEV ST-Line X 7-speed auto)

Max speed: 124 mph

0-62 mph: 9.6 secs

Fuel economy: 50.4 mpg

Engine layout: 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol mHEV

Max. power (PS): 125PS

CO2: 126g/km

Price: £25,755


Featured in:
February 2023

New design for one of the best superminis.

The Ford Fiesta recently had an update with a revised front end, including a more prominent grille and repositioned badge, as part of its mid-life facelift.

The ST-Line X trim is essentially the standard ST-Line grade with added spice.

Eighteen-inch alloys are included, along with sports suspension, sports seats, a rear roof spoiler, a touchscreen with sat nav, automatic temperature control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, LED lights, electric door mirrors and a panoramic roof.

It is the mid-range 1.0-litre 125PS engine under the spotlight here, which thanks to its mild hybridity comes with a bigger turbo. While it’s nothing to get excited about regarding performance, it makes steady progress off the line, masking its small size. It even sounds half-decent, too.

The handling is superb, thanks to a well-tuned chassis, which delivers agility in spades due to tonnes of grip in the corners and excellent steering.

The Fiesta is great fun to drive – and despite the sharp handling it retains an excellent level of ride comfort.

You get 292 litres of boot space, more than some superminis but less than the Seat Ibiza. Cargo capacity expands to 1,093 litres with the back seats folded down.

You’ll also get 50mpg out of it, with the hatchback producing 126g/km of CO2 in the process.
Overall, I really like the Ford Fiesta. There is no supermini quite like it to drive.

Words: Tim Barnes-Clay,
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