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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Fiesta Mk 4 is one of the best-protected small cars around, with strong locks, a visible VIN plate and a first-class immobiliser. It also received three stars for the Euro NCAP crash test, and comes with a driver’s airbag, optional anti-lock brakes and effective seat belts. The Ghia models also come with an alarm as standard, for added security.

The Fiesta is ideally suited to inner city driving and easily manoeuvrable through congested traffic. Its small, compact design does mean that it can be a little awkward to access the back seats – especially on the three-door models – but there should be enough room in the rear for children. The Fiesta’s restricted luggage capacity will prevent you from getting too much shopping or luggage in the boot, although extra space can be bestowed by removing the carpeted parcel shelf and folding rear seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Fiesta (95-99).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels

Encore equipment

Encore standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Encore optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

Finesse equipment

Finesse standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Manual sunroof
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Finesse optional equipment
None available

Fusion equipment

Fusion standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Fusion optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Ghia optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
LX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

Twenty First equipment

Twenty First standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Twenty First optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
Zetec optional equipment
None available