The previous Ford Ka won buyers over with its cheeky looks, fun-to-drive character and inexpensive running costs. But like a bad sequel to a popular film, the second-generation Ford Ka – which is built in partnership with Fiat - isn’t as impressive. It shares its basic underpinnings with the retro Fiat 500. But while the Fiat 500 is a great looking car, applying Ford's design rules to the same platform means awkward styling, less driver appeal and lean specification levels. The Ford Ka and Fiat 500 are closely related, but despite the Ford Ka offering a more enjoyable drive, the Fiat 500 is the better choice.
- Cute looks
- Quite practical
- Great to drive around town
- Fiesta is a better option
- Struggles to cope with motorways
- Poorly equipped compared to rivals
The Ford Ka is the entry-point to Ford ownership, and is popular among young and old drivers alike. It's expensive, though, and is less well equipped than rivals such as Hyundai's i10. There's a wide range of trim levels, but even so, the new three door Ka isn’t the class leader its predecessor was - cars like the Fiat 500 have greater appeal.