Ford Ka Studio Overview
Ford Ka Studio Performance And Fuel Consumption
The Ford Ka Studio makes people happier than the bloke that won the lottery and married a model. Why? Because its strengths make it one of the finest city cars on the market. These – as with every other trim in the range – include its 1.2-litre 69PS petrol engine that is bolted to five-speed manual transmission. The result is 0-62mph in 13.4 seconds which is more than enough for the class. This power plant averages 57.7mpg and returns 64.2mpg on the extra-urban cycle, so it also burns very little fuel. That ensures its emissions are low so this economical workhorse can be taxed for free in year one, then for £30 from year two (based on today's rates). And there is more. Driving the Ford Ka Studio is nicer than gazing at a winning lottery ticket. As such the visibility is excellent, the steering is precise, the gearbox is smooth and it corners with confidence. It has a respectable ride too. Furthermore, this run-around comfortably seats four people which is important as lottery winners have lots of “friends”. Wonder why. This entry-level trim also has a class-competitive 224-litre boot so there is plenty of room to store cash. The funky styling and solid build quality further enhance this city car's appeal.
New Ford Ka Equipment Specification
The Ford Ka Studio has a basic specification so there is not much to break and empty our lottery winner's bank account. Great in theory, but in reality the wind-down front windows look out of place on a modern vehicle. At least it has: power steering which makes manoeuvring effortless, anti-lock brakes that prevent skidding, numerous air-bags for safety, tinted glass for privacy and an automatic start/stop system. And that is the clever bit. Why? Because it saves fuel by switching-off the engine when the vehicle is stationary. Let us consider an example. The lottery winner is en route to his mansion when he hits a red light. He stops, places the car into neutral, and takes his foot away from the clutch. The engine then switches-off but secondary systems such as the radio continue to function normally. When the light turns green, the motorist presses the clutch and the engine starts within a moment. Whereas this can be disconcerting initially it should save a meaningful amount of fuel over time. The Ford Ka Studio costs from £8,725 – and that is nothing for a lottery winner that earns a small fortune from interest.