Ford KA

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How much does the Ford KA cost to run?

The 1.2L petrol is the most economical Ford KA to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Ford KA 1.2L petrol costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 58 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 208 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C3 1.2L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 3, which is lower than the Dacia Sandero 1.1L petrol, but higher than the Kia Rio 1.2L petrol.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.3L petrol
mpg57.6 - 57.742.2 - 43.5
emissions115154 - 163
insuranceGroup 3 - 5Group 10 - 11

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Ford KA: How big is the boot?

The Ford KA has a below average boot space (222 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Fabia estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 515 litres.

Is the Ford KA easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Hyundai I10), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill 69% of the space.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 3621m long it gives you reasonable 1179mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Ford KA has the best performance?

The fastest Ford KA from 0-60, is the 1.2L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 102 lbs/ft torque and 69 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 12.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Kia Rio 1.2L petrol, which will beat your Ford KA to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.2L petrol1.3L petrol
zeroTo6212.7 - 13.413.7 - 14.3
torque102105 - 106
bhp6960 - 70