The Ford Ka+ replaces the previous Ka as Ford’s smallest and cheapest model. It promises more space than its predecessor and gets five doors as standard. It’ll do battle in the sales charts with the Suzuki Celerio and the Honda Jazz.
We’ve pulled together comprehensive dimensions data for the Ka+ to save you breaking out the tape measure in the dealership. If you’ve decided it fits your needs perfectly, read our Ford Ka+ review for more information.
Ford Ka+ exterior dimensions
The Ka+ has grown quite significantly from the ’90s original and is now within spitting distance of its larger brother, the Fiesta. It’s a mere 40mm shorter in terms of both width and length, and is actually taller for better headroom. That makes it larger than direct rivals, but it’s still a small vehicle making it easy to drive around tight city streets.
|Width including door mirrors||1,911mm|
Ford Ka+ interior dimensions and boot space
One of the most common criticisms of the outgoing Ka was that it wasn’t very practical, especially with only three doors. However, the new car comes with five doors as standard and, combined with those larger external dimensions, it means there’s ample room for four, though five adults will be a squeeze.
The Ford’s 270-litre boot is larger than the Hyundai i10’s by 18 litres, but the Hyundai fights back by offering 200 litres more than the Ford when the rear seats are folded flat. Nevertheless, the Ka+ still has a large boot for a car of this size – it’s bigger than the Fiesta’s as well, but is worth remembering that 13 litres of its space is in an underfloor cubby and lost should you choose the optional spare wheel.
|Boot space (rear seats up)||270 litres|
|Boot space (rear seats folded)||849 litres|
Ford Ka+ fuel tank size and turning circle
City cars such as the Ka+ don’t tend to have large fuel tanks, so it’s no surprise to find Ford has only given it a 42-litre tank. This equates to a theoretical range of 544 miles for the most economical ‘ECO’ model but be aware that lots of town driving and frequent short journeys will bring this figure down.
With the town its natural driving environment, you won’t be surprised to find that the Ka+ has an impressively tight turning circle of just 9.8 metres. That’s not quite as good as rivals including the Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto, but is better than most other cars on the road making it easy to manoeuvre.
|Fuel tank||42 litres|
|Turning circle||9.8 metres|
Ford Ka+ weight
Ford only lists one weight for the Ka+, which will vary fractionally depending which equipment is specified. Its 1,033kg figure is light for a modern car, but a good 100kg heavier than the lightest Hyundai i10. The Ka+ is only available with one engine – a 1.2-litre petrol with either 68 or 89hp – neither is particularly fast, but both are adequate for town driving with the latter more able to cope at motorway speeds.
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