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The Top Gear car review:Ford Fiesta

Best in class
Overall verdict
Cracking supermini is one of the best cars Ford makes. Britain’s top seller? It makes you proud.


It was already top of the class and now it’s an even better all-rounder


Some rivals do beat it in individual areas


What is it?

The Ford Fiesta is the nation’s best selling car month after month. UK buyers choose well: it’s one of the very best superminis you can buy. Competition has hotted up in recent years, but the fine-driving Fiesta remains the sector leader, while the Ford Fiesta ST still leads the way as our favourite hot supermini.

The Ford Fiesta was upgraded a few years ago with the corporate Aston Martin-style grille, adding further polish to an already stylish supermini. There were minor colour and trim tweaks elsewhere, but nothing radical on the surface. It didn’t need it. The addition of Ford’s superb 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine range was a welcome change under the bonnet, though. UK buyers have responded accordingly: the majority of Fiestas sold now sport the sweet little three-cylinder motor. Full kudos to UK car buyers, it seems we know a good car when we see it…

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 EcoBoost ST-200 3dr
6.7s 140g/km 46.3 200 £22,960
The cheapest
1.25 Style 3dr
16.9s 122g/km 54.3 60 £12,440
The greenest
1.5 TDCi Style 3dr
12.5s 82g/km 88.3 85 £14,640
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