Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Plenty of space for people and luggage
  • Five-doors only for this generation
  • Plethora of cubbies for cabin detritus

Space is high on the Ford Ka+’s list of priorities. There’s room for four six-footers, but what’s more impressive for a car of this price is the seats. Both rows offer good back support, making it a comfortable car for longer journeys. You should be able to fit five passengers in at a push, too.

Boot space is pretty good for the size of car, too, at 270 litres – just 20 litres less than the Fiesta. This beats the Hyundai i10’s figure of 252 litres and the Vauxhall Viva's at 206 litres. The larger Dacia Sandero does offer greater loading space, though.

There are plenty of cubby holes for cans, bottles and umbrellas scattered around the cabin, meaning that the Ka+ could easily be your only car, rather than simply being fit for commuting or short urban journeys.

Safety

  • Only three stars when tested by Euro NCAP
  • Chest protection an area of concern
  • Six airbags and stability control are standard

Unlike the (old) Fiesta upon which it’s based that scored top marks for safety, when the Ford Ka+ was crash tested by Euro NCAP it disappointingly only scored three stars. The organisation specifically cited the lack of autonomous emergency braking technology and poor chest protection for front seat occupants as areas for concern.

Still, there are six airbags fitted as standard, along with electronic stability control and an Emergency Assistance function that alerts the emergency services in the event of a crash.

Helping to boost safety is a speed limiter on all models, along with hill-start assist and Ford’s My Key feature, which allows parents to set maximum speed limits and stereo volume limits for their children. All UK models also get a perimeter alarm in an attempt to boost security.

Watch: Ford Ka+ Euro NCAP crash-test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Ka Plus (16-19).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

Studio equipment

Studio standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
Studio optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
Zetec optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD

Zetec Black Edition equipment

Zetec Black Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
Zetec Black Edition optional equipment
None available

Zetec Colour Edition equipment

Zetec Colour Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
Zetec Colour Edition optional equipment
None available

Zetec White Edition equipment

Zetec White Edition standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
Zetec White Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The Ford Ka Plus (16-19) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 73%
Child Occupant: 61%
Vulnerable Road Users: 57%
Safety Assist: 29%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.