Ford Fiesta 2008 Hatchback

This generation of Ford Fiesta has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2013. We can provide information about 8 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

The sixth generation of Ford Fiesta made its world premiere in Geneva in 2008. The production model was preceded by a concept car called the Verve. The car has an aggressive, athletic and moderately futuristic design. The Ford's signature kinetic style can be seen in every body panel. The huge headlights with complex geometry and intricately shaped rear lights catch the eye. The wedge-shaped swift silhouette is on-trend. As for the model range, the 2009 Fiesta is available as a three-door and five-door hatchback.

The new Fiesta was attractive not only externally, but also internally, more precisely technically. The creators tried to equip the compact car with all the achievements of technology available. It has a contactless key and the engine is started with a button. There was enough space for four adults. Also Ford Fiesta has Bluetooth, USB-port, steering wheel adjustment and driver's knee airbag. And expensive versions will have Ford Convers+ dashboard, successfully run in Mondeo and S-Max.

The engine range was represented by five options - four petrol and one diesel. The base petrol engine is the 1.25-litre 60 bhp, followed by the 1.25-litre 82 bhp and 1.4-litre 96 bhp versions. The most powerful version is equipped with 1.6 litre Duratec engine with 120 hp. Among its features is variable valve timing system on intake. The only diesel unit was the 1.6-liter 90 hp. Transmission - 5-speed manual and 4-band automatic. Suspension scheme has not changed fundamentally: McPherson struts in the front and twisting beam in the back.

The car was produced in factories in German Cologne and Spanish Valencia.

This Ford is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 1.2 to 1.6 litres and power of from 60 to 120 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 1.6 litres and power of 90 HP.
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Ford Fiesta 2008 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.4 to 6.5 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 4.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Ford Fiesta 2008 hatchback petrol engine version is Ford Fiesta 1.25, consuming 5.4 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Ford Fiesta real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 19 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +21% for petrol engines and +17% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Ford Fiesta modification.

Ford Fiesta 2008 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 128 to 154 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 110 grams per kilometer. From Ford Fiesta with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Ford Fiesta 1.25 which produces an average of 128 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.9 seconds has Ford Fiesta 1.6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Ford Fiesta 1.25 reaching this speed only in 16.9 seconds. The maximum top speed is 193 km/h for the 1.6 petrol 4-cylinder 120 hp version (Ford Fiesta 1.6).

Lenght of Ford Fiesta is 395 cm, it is small car. Ford Fiesta gross weight is from 1495 to 1555 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. Ford Fiesta trunk space is 295 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 979 litres.

This Ford is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2600 €. According to user reviews, average Ford Fiesta repair costs are 40 € per year. Users calculated Ford Fiesta 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2100 € cost per year and 0.14 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 51%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 29% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Ford Fiesta for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Ford Fiesta prices and costs.

Ford Fiesta modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.25 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.2 Petrol 60 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.25 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.2 Petrol 82 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.4 1.4 Petrol 71 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.4 1.4 Petrol 71 HP 6.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 96 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.4 Petrol 96 HP 6.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.6 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds

1.6 Petrol 120 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Ford Fiesta 2008 1.6 TDCi Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.6 Diesel 90 HP 4.2 l/100km Manual (5)

Ford Fiesta safety

During safety testing Ford Fiesta has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Ford Fiesta is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Ford Fiesta got three stars.

Ford Fiesta prices

Ford Fiesta 2008 - 2013 hatchback price in Latvia is from 1400 € to 3800 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Ford Fiesta price is very low - Ford Fiesta is approximately for 24 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2008 - 2013 prices). Despite of relatively low price Ford Fiesta quality is above average (see below), so this Ford can be a good buy.

Ford Fiesta 2011 price 2500 € 3100 € 3800 €
Ford Fiesta 2010 price 2100 € 2800 € 3700 €
Ford Fiesta 2009 price 1600 € 2100 € 2700 €
Ford Fiesta 2008 price 1400 € 2200 € 2900 €

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Ford Fiesta reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Ford Fiesta reliability is little below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 21.1 percent of Ford Fiesta of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 20.6%.

Ford Fiesta reliability and quality
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Ford Fiesta 2008 hatchback features (options)

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Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Climate control
Rain sensor
Rear parking sensors
Cruise control

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Ford Fiesta reviews

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Ford Fiesta 2010 Hatchback Diesel 1.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 3 years) Owned for:14`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
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