You won’t find a better small car on UK roads than the Ford Fiesta. Fact. That's why there was only ever one possible winner of the 2013 CarBuyer Best Small Car Award – a title the Fiesta has now won two years in a row. Having been the recipient of an extensive nose job towards the end of the 2012, the current Fiesta now has a dramatic Aston Martin-style front end and grille, and now comes fitted with a host of new technology and accessories designed to make sure it still competes with some of its newer rivals, such as the all-new Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. It certainly looks bold and distinctive and should more than easily hold on it its status as the UK's top-selling car. You still don’t get much space in the back for passengers and the boot only offers limited room for luggage, but overall Ford has managed to make the Fiesta one of the best cars it has ever rolled off the production line – and that is saying something.
Comprehensively beating its rivals in almost every regard, the Fiesta is particularly fun from behind the wheel, where no rival even comes close to matching it for sheer fun. You get to choose from six specifications, starting with the entry-level Studio and Style models - essentially neat little city runabouts for a good price. Then you go up to the mid-range Zetec and Zetec S, which are a bit sportier, before getting to the more luxurious Titanium and top-of-the-range Titanium X models. And, if you want a performance-focused hot hatchback, then the Ford Fiesta ST leaves everything else in the supermini segment in the dust.