Topping the list of best selling cars in the UK this year is: surprise, surprise - the Ford Fiesta. It was also the UK’s best selling car in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and, well… you get the picture.
So what is it that makes the Fiesta such a firm favourite among the British? It’s certainly not the cheapest car in its category, and competition is fierce. Amongst the list of cars that it has to contend with are the Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Fabia, Kia Rio, Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz.
But what it does well, it does very well. Handling is some of the best-in-class, with precise turning and well-weighted steering making this car a joy to drive.
- Sporty, great handling.
- Decent fuel economy.
- Number 1 for a reason.
- Entry level model missing some fairly standard safety kit.
- Some rivals are better value.