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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Ford Ka (09-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Ford Ka (1996 - 2008) Review Video
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PROS

Still looks good, cheap to run, nimble around town, fun to drive

CONS

Limited rear space, dated interior, lacks refinement, noisy on the motorway

At a glance

New price £6,375 - £10,470
Used price £170 - £1,520
Fuel economy 37 - 47 mpg
Road tax cost £160 - £300
Insurance group 10 - 16 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Still looks good, cheap to run, nimble around town, fun to drive

CONS

Limited rear space, dated interior, lacks refinement, noisy on the motorway

Ford Ka rivals

Citroën
C1
4 out of 5 4.0

The Ford Ka may not be the newest small car on the market but it still has plenty to offer. Cheap to buy and run, it's once unusual styling has stood the test of time well and it's great fun to drive - especially the peppy SportKa version. It's fairly spacious too given it's small dimensions but the cabin is starting to look dated, especially with large amounts of exposed metal on show.

The 1.3-litre engine in the standard Ka is fine around town but noisy at higher speeds and the Ford lacks the refinement of newer small hatchbacks. Click through the sections above for the full Ford Ka review.

Ford Ka rivals

Citroën
C1
4 out of 5 4.0