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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Ford Ka (09-16) review.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

Only the driver gets an airbag as standard across the range, as passenger and side airbags are optional on lower spec models. Security is largely left to the immobiliser although some models do get deadlocks. The mediocre three-star Euro NCAP safety rating highlights the Ka’s slightly soft bodywork - which dents reasonably easily - though the large plastic bumpers do fair a little better in collisions.

The boot will just about squeeze the weekly shopping in and the back seat folds for extra practicality. The three-door design can be a little awkward to climb in and out of (although small children should not find it so tricky) but this car is designed to be compact, so don't be surprised at the cosy interior. The Ka can handle the occasional lengthy motorway voyage, but it wasn’t designed to clock up ultra-high mileages and is far happier pottering around town.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Ka (96-08).

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
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

2 Aquamarine Frost equipment

2 Aquamarine Frost standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
2 Aquamarine Frost optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel

2 Blue equipment

2 Blue standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
2 Blue optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel

2 Citrus Gold equipment

2 Citrus Gold standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
2 Citrus Gold optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel

2 Copper equipment

2 Copper standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
2 Copper optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

2 Green equipment

2 Green standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
2 Green optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels

2 Pacific Green equipment

2 Pacific Green standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
2 Pacific Green optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel

2 Silver equipment

2 Silver standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
2 Silver optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel

Black equipment

Black standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
Black optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels

Collection equipment

Collection standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Collection optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Full size spare wheel

Design equipment

Design standard equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Design optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

Design II equipment

Design II standard equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Design II optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint

Finale equipment

Finale standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Finale optional equipment
None available

luxuryKa equipment

luxuryKa standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
luxuryKa optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Full size spare wheel

Millenium equipment

Millenium standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
Millenium optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

Silver equipment

Silver standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
Silver optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels

Sportka equipment

Sportka standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
Sportka optional equipment
None available

Sportka SE equipment

Sportka SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
Sportka SE optional equipment
None available

Studio equipment

Studio standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Studio optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • ABS
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint

Style [Climate] equipment

Style [Climate] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Style [Climate] optional equipment
None available

Style Two Tone equipment

Style Two Tone standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steel wheels
Style Two Tone optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers

Sublime equipment

Sublime standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Sublime optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors

Sun Collection equipment

Sun Collection standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Steel wheels
Sun Collection optional equipment
None available

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Zetec optional equipment
None available

Zetec [Climate] equipment

Zetec [Climate] standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Zetec [Climate] optional equipment
None available

Zetec Two Tone equipment

Zetec Two Tone standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Zetec Two Tone optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers