Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Fiat 500 scored a maximum five star rating for adult occupant protection in official European crash tests, however the Ka was only awarded four stars. Unlike the Fiat (which comes with seven airbags as standard) the Ford only has driver and passenger front airbags as standard fit - pelvis and thorax side airbags, along with curtain airbags, are optional.

So Ford Ka safety levels aren't as as good as rivals. ESP stability control is also an option on all models but all cars (except Studio) get Isofix mounting points.

It may look larger, but the Ka is actually the same length as the original model and at around 3.5 metres it's very easy to slot into tight parallel parking spaces. The reason it appears bigger is a higher roofline which helps improve rear passenger space. Like the previous Ka, legroom is still tight, but head space is far better and it feels less claustrophobic than many small three-door cars.

The boot is 20 per cent larger than before and with 224 litres of luggage capacity with the rear seats in place, it's similar in size to the Vauxhall Agila. In the front there's decent stowage with a shallow cupholder in front of the handbrake, a useful slot for iPods or mobile phones, an impressively large glovebox plus door pockets which are the ideal shape and size for CD wallets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Ka (09-16).

  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Digital equipment

Digital standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
Digital optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Remote locking

Edge equipment

Edge standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Edge optional equipment
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Grand Prix equipment

Grand Prix standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
Grand Prix optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking

Grand Prix II equipment

Grand Prix II standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
Grand Prix II optional equipment
None available

Grand Prix III equipment

Grand Prix III standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
Grand Prix III optional equipment
None available

Metal equipment

Metal standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
Metal optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Traction control

Studio equipment

Studio standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Studio optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

Studio Connect equipment

Studio Connect standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Traction control
Studio Connect optional equipment
None available

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Steel wheels
Style optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control

Style + equipment

Style + standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Style + optional equipment
None available

Tattoo equipment

Tattoo standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
Tattoo optional equipment
None available

Tattoo Premium equipment

Tattoo Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
Tattoo Premium optional equipment
None available

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
Titanium optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
Zetec optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Traction control

Zetec Black Edition equipment

Zetec Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
Zetec Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Zetec White Edition equipment

Zetec White Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Remote locking
  • Traction control
Zetec White Edition optional equipment
None available