The Fiesta’s cabin is of a solid, workmanlike nature but the interior colours look dreary though the finish is decent. It also gets adjustable seat-height and a steering-wheel, which tilts up or down.
The Fiesta’s seats are comfy and supportive too, especially on long drives.The dash is dominated by its flat panel console and four porthole-like vents, which shut tight and can be swiveled in any direction.
A nice set of Skoda Octavia-ish, clear white-on-black dials, grippy steering wheel, expensive handbrake lever and clever door pads with door mounted speakers complete the feel-good effect. Ford has focused that extra bit on storage and there’s loads of practical niches all around, including a sizeable rear parcel shelf.
You can comfortably place more than one cell phone in the slot ahead of the gear lever, there is a storage cavity under the handbrake, a useful recess built into the top of the dash, huge door pockets that can swallow even large size bottles, rear door pockets and expandable cup holders between the seats. Ford is proud of the little recess in the centre of the dashboard sill, which it calls an idol stowage area. Ford also has a flip down rear seat, which increases bootspace and practicality.