Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi - most economical cars

The best-selling car in the UK is also one of the most efficient if you choose the right model

If you want low running costs but refuse to compromise on fun, the Ford Fiesta is the car for you. Plenty of models in the supermini range promise low fuel consumption, and with the launch of the latest Fiesta, now you don't have to opt for a fuel-efficient ECOnetic version to get 88.3mpg.

Yet this model retains the brilliant driving dynamics that have helped make the Fiesta a consistent top seller over the years, with sharp steering, plenty of grip and a decent ride.

Ford also offers a lot of hi-tech kit on the Fiesta. There’s the option of the Active City Safety Stop system, which automatically brings the car to a halt around town if it senses a collision. Plus, buyers can add MyKey, which lets parents specify a maximum speed the car can do if a teenage child borrows it.

The Fiesta has seven airbags and scored five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests, while interior space belies the car’s small dimensions, with interior space that's closing in on the larger Focus.

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