Ford Fiesta 1.0 Zetec first drive review

Ford Fiesta 1.0 Zetec first drive review

New naturally aspirated three-cylinder Fiesta is reputed to match the turbocharged variant’s efficiency, but a £500 list price saving may not be enough to justify the downgrade

This is Ford’s accolade-accumulating supermini, here in five-door form and mid-level Zetec trim and, most notably, powered by a non-turbocharged version of the Blue Oval’s headline-stealing 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.Thus, devoid of a turbocharger, the engine loses the EcoBoost tag and the T suffix after the 1.0 in the car’s model name.This naturally aspirated 1.0 three-pot produces a claimed 79bhp and 77lb ft – 20bhp and a not-insignificant 48lb ft down on the less-powerful of the two turbocharged 1.0T EcoBoost engines available in the Fiesta.

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