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All-New Ford Fiesta Vs. SEAT Ibiza - Auto Express Review

Added: 11 August 2017



Britain loves superminis. Ford recognises this and that’s why they’ve reimagined and restyled their best selling small car, to create the All-New Ford Fiesta.

Over the past 40 years, the Fiesta has become an icon. There’s a lot riding on their latest model, so when we read that Auto Express had tested the new Ford against the SEAT Ibiza, everyone at
Day’s Ford was really interested to find out what they thought…

The All-New Fiesta is available in three and five-door form, but Auto Express tested the £15,445 1.0 EcoBoost five-door Zetec model against the £16,015 SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 95 FR.

Here’s what the team at Auto Express had to say...

The All-New Fiesta is “better than ever”
“Ford has enhanced how the Fiesta drives with this new version. It’s better than ever, with communicative steering and chassis. It really injects a sense of fun into the experience. The willing chassis is matched by the keen 99bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine, which revs sweetly and with a muted three-cylinder thrum.

There’s a good amount of torque, with 170Nm available. This is actually 5Nm less than the Ibiza, but the Fiesta had an advantage in gear. That’s partly due to the six-speed box; its competitors only use five-speed transmissions, which means the Ford’s intermediate ratios are shorter.”

Comfortable AND fun!
“The All-New Fiesta’s ability to absorb the road and suppress road noise better than the Ibiza makes it a more relaxing car. The suspension deals with bumps brilliantly and it controls body and wheel movement at the same time far more effectively than the SEAT. It softens impacts with finesse, while the Ibiza feels harsher over the same roads.

This gives the Fiesta an incredible breadth of ability for a supermini. It’s the most comfortable, the most agile, engaging and fun car to drive, but also more relaxing when all you want to do is go from A to B.”

And the winner is...
At Day’s we weren’t surprised to hear that Auto Express chose the
All-New Ford Fiesta as their winner in this contest. It really is a fantastic car - why not try it for yourself?

>> Click here to find out more about the All-New Fiesta
>> Click here to book a test drive

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