3 & 5 doors
Price £9,995 - £17,545
The Ford Fiesta is one of the best superminis to drive, yet doesn't compromise on comfort, and that's why we named it Best Small Car in our 2013 Car of the Year awards. Low running costs and a youthful image balance the fact that some rivals, such as the Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Corsa, offer more versatility and space. The Fiesta's engines run smoothly and are economical, Ford has a decent reputation for reliability and the Fiesta got a five-star Euro NCAP rating for crash safety.
Price £16,995 - £17,995
The speedy Ford Fiesta ST packs plenty of punch, and with its aggressive looks, hatchback practicality and low list price, it can be regarded as a true performance bargain. It rivals the more expensive Peugeot 208 GTi and Renaultsport Clio, and can even challenge premium rivals like the MINI Cooper S and VW Polo GTI. Economy is decent, too, returning nearly 48mpg and emitting 138g/km of CO2.