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Ford Fiesta MK5 Owner's Manual

Ford Fiesta MK5 Review

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Ford Fiesta MK5 Owner's Manual

Sales of 5-door hatchback Ford Fiesta of the fifth generation began in 2001, 3-door more sporty model appeared in 2002. The manufacturer offers the following configurations: Ambiente (basic), Comfort, Trend, Ghia (luxury). In 2005, the car underwent restyling.


The appearance of Ford Fiesta V with streamlined contours, large windshield and lowered line of the rear part has little in common with the representatives of the first generation. Mesh radiator grille, stylish headlights of triangular shape, massive front bumper, vertical taillights.

The base car is equipped with 14-inch steel wheel disks. In the sets above you can choose the coloring of the bumper under the body color.

The model according to some dimensional classifications belongs to the B-class. Compared to the previous generation, the car has slightly increased in size.

After restyling the hatchback has changed the design of front and rear lights, radiator grille, bumpers, side moldings and mirrors have been updated, the range of body colors has been replenished.


Increase in size and expansion of the wheelbase of the car has added free space in the cabin, especially in the rear. Luggage compartment capacity is 268 liters for 3-door and 284 liters for 5-door hatchback (947 liters with folded rear seats). The updated seats are more ergonomic. Simple interior trim with the use of quality materials. Noise insulation is weak.

The front panel has a pleasant illumination of green color. All control objects retain a logical and convenient arrangement. There is an on-board computer, Bluetooth function is available, voice control.

Changes after restyling touched the interior trim materials and seat upholstery, the layout of the dashboard and its filling (modern displays, MP3 audio system).

Technical characteristics

In the fifth generation of Ford Fiesta four main engines are offered: power units of Duratec family (1.3 liters, 1.4 liters, 1.6 liters) on gasoline and diesel 1.4-liter turbocharged motor. Limited batches of the car were produced with gasoline and diesel units for 1.2 liters, 1.6 liters, 2.0 liters.

A number of power units worked in combination with a robotized transmission “Durashift” or 4-band automatic, but mostly cars were equipped with a 5-speed manual.

Independent front suspension of MacPherson type, rear – semi-independent beam with longitudinal arms. The brake system is drum. All cars of this model are front-wheel drive.

Safety system

Depending on the configuration, cars of the fifth generation Ford Fiesta are equipped with 2 airbags, 4 shock curtains, side impact door protection system, anti-lock ABS, power steering, immobilizer, parktronics and tinted windows.

Price and competitors

Prices for a used Ford Fiesta V with mileage up to 350 thousand kilometers range from 2500$ to 24995$ .

The main competitors of this hatchback model are:
– Volkswagen Polo;
– Seat Ibiza;
– Peugeot 206;
– Citroën C3;
– Opel Corsa;
– Nissan Micra;
– Toyota Yaris;
– Suzuki Swift:
– Fiat Punto.

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Common reasons that the Ford Fiesta MK5 will not start are a dead battery, a starter or alternator malfunction.

1) The simplest one can be seen on the windshield on the driver's side - at the very bottom.
2) The Vin number is also stamped in the front passenger floor under the trim.
These are the most common places where you can see the VIN code of a Ford. If you can't find the Ford Fiesta MK5 VIN number, look in the owner's manual.

Every Ford Fiesta MK5 requires maintenance at least once a year or approximately every 10,000 miles, you can find out exactly in the owner's manual for your car.

Your Ford Fiesta MK5 should have tires replaced approximately every 4 years or approximately 30,000 miles, and it is recommended that tires be checked periodically for wear and damage.

Batteries wear out for many reasons, there is no ideal time frame, but on average, replace the battery in your Ford Fiesta MK5 every 4 years.