Ford Fiesta (2008-2017) dimensions

Interior and exterior Ford Fiesta dimensions, including length, width and boot space

BuyaCar team
Jan 12, 2021
Fiesta red edition

The fact this version of the Ford Fiesta has now been consigned to history by its more up to date successor does not mean it should be forgotten about. The previous-generation Fiesta was on sale for almost a decade during a lifespan that helped it to become the most popular car in Britain, a mantle the latest version of the Fiesta has since continued to carry ever since.

It was popular for it's simplistic nature, affordability and effortless practicality for a small family, not to mention the excitable ST models which sold in their droves towards the more excitable end of the market. The fact you can now get hold of five-year-old models on BuyaCar for less than £5,000 makes this car one of the more enticing options on the table.

But ultimately, whether it's right for you may well come down to its dimensions. Designed more than a decade ago, the Fiesta can't match the versatility of the very latest superminis, such as the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo, but it might well still offer enough space for you and your needs, so if you're looking for the bargain of a lifetime, you'll probably want to take note.

Ford Fiesta exterior dimensions

As ever, the supermini body style is offers perhaps the best balance of stress-free driving and practicality. The Fiesta is compact enough that most driving into almost any parking space will be a breeze. To ensure you'll never again panic about parking, parking sensors were fitted to Centura and some Titanium X models, be sure to double check if the model you're looking at has them installed.

The wheelbase, or the distance between the front and rear wheels, usually gives a good indication of the amount of interior space. Although the Fiesta's measurement is fairly average for a car of this size, space in the back is limited: tall adults won't be comfortable for long.

Ford Fiesta dimensions: exterior

Compared with similar cars


3969mm (Zetec S / ST: 3982mm)


Width without mirrors

1709mm (5-door: 1722mm)


Width with mirrors









Ford Fiesta boot space

A 290-litre boot is fine for a weekly shop or a couple of school bags, but if you're looking for space for a pushchair you might start to run into some problems.

In fairness, that's the case with most superminis, but you're going to have more luck trying to cram your luggage into a Honda Jazz or Nissan Note, both of which have well over 300 litres of space in their boots, with all seats in place.

The Fiesta's split rear seats, fitted as standard across the range, do mean that you can expand boot space without having to fold all of the back seats.

Ford Fiesta boot space

Compared with similar cars

Boot space with seats up

290 litres


Boot space with seats down

974 litres

Below average

Ford Fiesta dimensions: interior

Life's great in the front of a Ford Fiesta, but less so in the back. The driver and front passenger benefit from an airy interior, and space to stretch their legs, when the seats are set in an average position.

Ford Fiesta dimensions: interior

Compared with similar cars

Front headroom



Rear headroom



Front legroom


More than average

Rear legroom


Less than average

Ford Fiesta towing capacity

It might seem unlikely, but the Fiesta will tow a small trailer legally. The car's small size will limit the amount that you can carry, and the journey would be more comfortable in a larger vehicle.

Ford Fiesta towing capacity (smallest to largest)

Towing capacity: braked

500 - 900kg

Towing capacity: unbraked

500 - 565kg

Ford Fiesta weight

Ford Fiesta weight (lightest to heaviest)


1044 - 1163kg

Ford Fiesta fuel tank

Ford Fiesta fuel tank capacity

Petrol fuel tank

42 litres

Diesel fuel tank

40.5 litres

Ford Fiesta turning circle

Ford Fiesta turning circle

Compared with similar cars

Turning circle




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