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Ford Fiesta Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi 95PS S/S

Ford Fiesta Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi 95PS S/S

Superminis

1=. Ford Fiesta

Model/Engine size:
Ford Fiesta Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi 95PS S/S
Fuel:
Diesel
Fuel economy combined:
88.3 mpg
Ford Fiesta Style ECOnetic 1.5 TDCi 95PS S/S

Summary

The Ford Fiesta has been a British favourite for years but it hasn’t always won that accolade by merit.

However more recent iterations have been top notch so the latest one has got a lot to live up to. Ford has been bold with the styling and we think that it will pay off as the Fiesta stands out from the crowd.

Ford is expecting a lot of Fiesta drivers to be relatively young, so they’ve made efforts to make them feel at home. The most obvious result of this is the dashboard which apparently draws its inspiration from mobile phones. Whether you like the result is a matter of personal taste but it is certainly distinctive and the main controls are easy to reach.

The Econetic gets a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine which produces a healthy 94 bhp and 259 lb ft of torque, which is enough to give the Fiesta sensible performance. Despite this, thanks to low rolling resistance tyres, improved aerodynamics which include lowered sports suspension, and the specially tuned engine, the Fiesta emits just 82 g/km of CO2.

The great news is that whilst the Econetic is a stunner when it comes to fuel consumption this isn’t at the expense of driving fun. The Fiesta handles brilliantly, better in fact than many ‘sporty’ cars we could name. For a supermini it’s a triumph. And it doesn’t come at the expense of ride quality either which is also first class.

We’re always trying to dismiss the myth that ‘eco’ cars are expensive, slow, impractical and dull. The Ford Fiesta Econetic can’t be accused of any of these failings so it gets a big thumbs up from us. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also very refined and really does pull off the big car feel that many say stops them from downsizing. Not just a great supermini, but a great car.

Read the Beating Spirit Ford Fiesta Econetic Review

Specifications

Fuel economy, extra urban:
94.2 mpg
Fuel economy, urban:
83.1 mpg
CO2 emissions:
82 g/km
Green rating:
VED band A - first year £0
Weight:
1108 Kg
Company car tax liability ( 2015/16 ):
16%
Price:
£15,095
Insurance group:
11
Power:
94 bhp
Max speed:
111 mph
0-62mph:
11.9 seconds
Euro 6:
259 lb ft @ 1750 rpm