FirstDrive: Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.5TDCI (MK7.5) – Verdict

Looks / Practicality
Engine / Performance
Driving / NVH

Given the nature of the engine, this 1.5 TDCI really makes a case for itself on the motorway or for a first time buyer. The low running costs will pretty much be the sole reason for choosing this variant. Otherwise the Fiesta retains the same dynamics as before but with a step up in quality. It still isn’t the most spacious or the most premium product in the class, but it could be enough to remain the top seller.


  • Dynamics are left untouched.
  • Engine noise is more muted
  • Updated trim feels more premium
  • High MPG figures


  • Slow performance is more of a hindrance.
  • Electric Power-Steering still isn’t quite there.
  • Not the most spacious for passengers.
Spec: Zetec 2013MY
Engine: 1.5 Turbo Diesel, 73bhp, 136lb ft
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Mpg: Official: 76.4mpg Achieved: 55 - 57mpg
Performance: 0-62mph: 13.5 Secs, 104mph
Colour: Panther Black

4 thoughts on “FirstDrive: Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.5TDCI (MK7.5) – Verdict

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s