2019 Ford Fiesta Road Test

Fun little Fiesta offers affordable comfort and quality

Charl Wilken
Fuel Economy
Boot space

The Ford Fiesta 1.0T is without a doubt one of the best hatches you can buy right now.

It’s refined and packed with luxury features for a vehicle selling at this specific price point. It’s the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that however steals the limelight with its silky-smooth power delivery, decent performance and frugal fuel economy.



Model: 2019 Ford Fiesta 1.0T Trend (Auto)

Pre-Owned Price: R 229 900

Mileage: 16 150km

Maintenance Plan: Remainder of 4-year/60 000km

Warranty: Remainder of 4-Year/120 000Km

Fuel Consumption (combined): 5.2-litres/100km

0-100km/h: 12.2 seconds

Contact: Contact Tiaan Schumyn from Motus Ford Germiston at 010 597 0982


Background and condition of vehicle:

  • With a mere 16 150km on the clock this Fiesta was pretty much as good as new.

  • No scratches, defects or any problems in or outside the cabin was noticed.

  • The vehicle was truly in a pristine condition.


Performance and Economy:                                                                                                  

  • Like the engine, the six-speed automatic gearbox proved equally refined, while steering-wheel-mounted paddles are on hand for manual shifts should you want.

  • Overall ride comfort levels also impressed and at this price point the Fiesta proved as comfortable as any of its rivals, if not more so.

  • Sharp handling characteristics also ensures the Fiesta is a blast to drive when pushing on a bit.

  • Overall noise levels proved excellent, adding to the effortless driving experience the Fiesta offers.


Inside the vehicle:

  • Throughout the latest Fiesta’s interior you will immediately notice a more mature and grown-up feel.

  • The interior is attractive, and materials used throughout are pleasant to the touch, easily matching any of its main rivals on quality.

  • Even in Trend guise you get Ford’s latest Sync 3 Infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen.

  • An array of luxury features further enhances the overall driving experience.

  • Air-conditioning                                                              - Electric windows

  • Central Locking                                                             - Bluetooth phone connectivity

  • CD-Player                                                                      - USB connection and 12V port

  • On-Board trip computer                                                 - Front and side airbags (6)

  • Multi-media infotainment system                                   - Auto on headlights

  • PDC Rear                                                                       - Isofix rear seats                                                                                                                                

Space and Practicality:

  • The Fiesta feels quite roomy inside for a vehicle in this segment, with enough leg and headroom for even larger adults.

  • Those in the front will also find a good driving position easy to find thanks to plenty of adjustment in the seat and the steering wheel.

  • There is 303-litres of boot space, while the rear seats can also be folded down if more loading space is needed.


Reasons to test drive:

  • Although the price tag might seem high at first, the Fiesta actually offers great value due to its array of features and inherent good quality.

  • Throw in its attractive styling inside and out, and the Fiesta suddenly looks like a tough hatch to beat at the price.

  • The engine is simply superb, not only offering a very relaxed drive, but frugal fuel consumption as well.


The Final Verdict:

(+)  Attractive styling

(+)  Entertaining, yet very comfortable at this price

(+)  Fantastic Engine

(+)  Great Fuel Economy

(-)  Cheaper alternatives available on the market