Ford Fiesta Zetec Review

Ford WT Fiesta Zetec front
Ford has designed two cars that are a massive hit in the young market, one of them being the Ford Fiesta. With a range of 5 different models, the Fiesta Zetec is the top of the line and a first choice for many young buyers. Adding to the Generation Y appeal are the 9 different colours including Chilli Orange, Aurora Blue, True Red, Phantom Purple and Phantom Blue. The sports body kit, tinted windows, 16 inch alloy wheels and chrome finish on the upper door line complete the funky yet stylish exterior.

Ford WT Fiesta Zetec interior

Sitting in a manually adjustable sports cloth seat, the driver has easy access to all the information necessary. The instrument cluster not only holds all the regulars but includes a trip computer displaying the distance to empty, average fuel economy, average speed and outside temperature. Storage throughout the car is very good with a center console and cup holders, seat map pockets, a reasonable 281L boot and an interesting shoe storage compartment under the front passenger seat.

Ford WT Fiesta Zetec interior centre

The audio department is one that younger drivers are the first to look at. The Ford Fiesta Zetec ticks all the boxes with AM/FM radio, CD player with MP3 capability, 6 speakers, Bluetooth hands free, steering wheel mounted audio controls and an auxiliary and USB input. The steering wheel also houses cruise control.

Ford WT Fiesta Zetec interior transmission

The Ford Fiesta Zetec comes in both petrol and diesel (thankyou!!), however my test vehicle was petrol. Powered by a 1.6L engine, the Ford Fiesta Zetec produces 89kW of power @ 6300rpm and 151Nm of torque @4300rpm. The petrol Fiesta Zetec has a combined fuel consumption 6.6L/100km however the diesel really shines consuming only 4.4L/100km!

A 5 star ANCAP rating has been achieved by the Ford Fiesta Zetec and deservedly so. With front, side, curtain and driver knee airbags, ABS, EBD, 3 point active seatbelts with pretensioners and Beltminder system, “Greeting” headlamps, perimeter alarm and engine immobiliser. The Fiesta Zetec is also equipped with Dynamic Stability Control with Emergency Brake Assist and Traction Control and the hazard lights activate on emergency braking.

Ford WT Fiesta Zetec rear

Ford has done an excellent job in maintaing its reputation and further developing a fantastic car for Generation Y to fit into their extensive range.

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Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing. Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.