The Ford Fiesta Van Review

Buying a Used Ford Fiesta Van

Based on the Ford Fiesta supermini – the best-selling car in the UK – the Ford Fiesta Van is confident, stylish, energetic and determined to take on any challenge you throw its way. If you’re looking for used Ford vans for sale, either to get your business on the road, or grow your fleet – here’s what you need to know. Check out this detailed review and make an informed decision.

Standout aesthetics

Who said work couldn’t be fun? Standing out from the crowd with its compact dimensions, vibrant colour palette and attractive aesthetics, the Ford Fiesta Van has the charm and charisma you’d expect from a Ford model. As a three-door panel van with head-turning good looks, this model comes in two distinctive trim levels with the Base model offering striking 15-inch steel wheels as standard, body-coloured features such as a rear spoiler, bumpers and liftgate handle and halogen reflector headlamps. The Ford Fiesta also comes with LED daytime running lights which command the road at every turn. With the Auto High Beam, you can see the road clearly without blinding others, which is yet another talking point of this vehicle and a useful night-time driving aid.

Move up to the top-level Sport trim and you’ll get a look inspired by the sporty Fiesta ST. A racy body-kit, black honeycomb grille and a range of alloy wheel options from 16-18 inches also give this van head-turning appeal, while the body-coloured side ‘windows’ help maintain the commercial look of this imaginative and highly-styled Ford.

Load space and practicality

With a load space of 0.96 cubic metres, the Ford Fiesta Van is one of the smallest, most compact vans on the market with a maximum payload of 511kg. Of course, if you need to carry heavy loads on a regular basis, this is not the van for you. But if you require a practical yet pint-sized corporate van that will meet your needs as a courier, tradesman and such like, this van is ideal being both efficient and cost-effective to run due to its engine range and size.

It may be small, but it’s loaded with useful features such as four usefully placed tie-down points and a full load floor rubber mat which helps to keep items safe and secure as you drive around town. There are no sliding doors like you might find on the Ford Transit Courier, but there is a hatchback rear allowing you to load and unload accordingly.

Cab quality and technology

The cab and load space are separated by a part-mesh steel bulkhead. If it wasn’t for this, you might simply feel like you’re behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta Supermini. Both van trim levels offer a comfortable, spacious and intuitive layout with the Sport model offering supportive sports seats with red stitching for a luxurious vibe, a leather trimmed steering wheel, an aluminium gear-lever and brushed metal pedals.

Select models also come with advanced technology include Ford’s renowned SYNC 3 system which allows you to stay connected while on-the-go. Connect and control your phone, music and navigation system using voice commands or the striking 8-inch colour touchscreen which is smooth and easy to operate. Smartphone compatibility comes in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto helping to keep you entertained and informed as you navigate from place top place. Live Traffic updates are also designed to ensure you won’t get stuck in traffic and can maintain a punctual business performance that’ll maximise ROI.

Power and Performance

Ford is a vehicle manufacturer renowned for producing vans such as the Ford Transit Connect with strong, determined powertrains. While the Ford Van might be smaller in size than other powerhouses from this marque, it certainly knows how to put on a show is unstoppable in most situations. Power as standard comes from either Ford’s basic 84bhp 1.1-litre petrol or an 84bhp version of its 1.5 TDCi diesel. If you want to take things up a notch, opt for the Fiesta Sport Van which comes with either a 123bhp 1.0 EcoBoost three-cylinder or a 118bhp 1.5 TDCi four-cylinder diesel. Both trim levels offer front-wheel drive functionality and all engines apart from the 1.1 petrol have a six-speed manual gearbox.

With regards to handling, the Ford Fiesta Van is a delight. Light to manoeuvre, this is a van that’s ideal for inner-city jobs as it can navigate narrow streets and small parking spaces with ease. That said, it’s also comfortable on open roads and can cruise along nicely at top speeds. The finely tuned suspension also means that if you’re travelling down an uneven surface, you will hardly notice the lumps and bumps of the road.

To conclude, the Ford Fiesta Van is a compact van that’s practical, fun to drive and ideal for day-to-day tasks. It does what it says on the tin, providing adequate storage capacity, safe transport options and a driving experience that’s as effortless as hopping behind the wheel of a car.

Contact Vanwise Group to find out more today about the Ford Fiesta Van or to book a test drive from our locations in Harlow. Why not also browse our complete used van line-up, or learn about our affordable business contract hire solutions? Vans on finance are a great way to keep your business mobile without going over budget.

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