Ford Fiesta (2008-2017) dimensions

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

BuyaCar team
Jul 31, 2018
Fiesta red edition

It may have been replaced by a new model, but this version of the Ford Fiesta will be around for some time yet.

It's a hugely popular choice of car and an ideal size for a one- or two-person household, but also suitable for some families.

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.

As a used car, however, it's much cheaper than those models, with monthly finance prices starting at £107. There's considerable choice too, with 2041 Fiestas currently available from BuyaCar. See the Fiesta's vital statistics below.


Ford Fiesta dimensions: exterior

Average on the outside for a supermini, the Fiesta is compact enough that most parking spaces will be a breeze. Parking sensors were fitted to many models, making the car easier to steer into a bay.

The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels, which usually gives a good indication of the amount of interior space. Although the Fiesta's measurement is fairly average, 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 add in a baby's buggy and you start to have problems.

In fairness, that's the case with most superminis, but you're more likely 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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