The Ford Fiesta was relaunched in 2010 after a long hiatus, and like other vehicles has benefited from Ford's emphasis on global models. A subcompact, it handles substantially better than previous models did, and it also has a more upscale interior thanks to the needs of the European market. The Fiesta is available as both a sedan and a hatchback.
All trim lines come with a 120-horsepower inline-4 engine, and they get the same fuel economy, 29 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway, which complements the low initial price. It won’t explode off the line, thanks to higher gearing so it sips fuel, but expect to get to 60 MPH in a little over nine seconds. What the Fiesta really benefits from is the torque band. It feels meatier during acceleration, and thanks to steering feel and a tuned suspension, it also handles well among members of its class. Further, while the automatic doesn’t require a clutch pedal and deft left foot, it can actually shift fairly quickly, among the best in its class. A Fiesta also has interior amenities worth pointing out, including a well-constructed cabin and few cheap plastics.Read more »
The Ford Fiesta S may be the base model, but it’s an example of how upscale even the smallest cars have gotten. Drivers can enjoy their own tunes thanks to auxiliary and USB connections. The four speakers will still pump even while the driver takes advantage of the steering wheel that can both telescope and tilt to fit drivers of all sizes. Other accessories like cell phone chargers can be plugged into the 12V charger. It can be optioned with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic, which as noted operates like a paddle-shift with quick gear changes. Also available is a regular five-speed manual transmission. In addition, it can be had in either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.
The Ford Fiesta SE adds a number of features inside the cabin, including temperature and service warning lights, as well as map lights in the back and a seat-back pocket. Front and rear windows can be operated with a switch, and the driver gets a one-touch up/down feature. Those who still enjoy their CD’s will be able to play them, and when they want to get out, can take advantage of power mirrors and power locks. MP3 playback can save space and minimize the number of disks, too. For those who live in cold weather climates, the heated mirrors will stay clear even on frosty days.
The Ford Fiesta Titanium gets a number of options many larger cars don’t have. That includes the Sync multimedia system with voice actions and satellite radio. Drivers won’t get blinded at night thanks to the auto-dimming rearview mirror, and there are two 12V outlets. Heated front seats are standard and upholstered in leather. The Fiesta Titanium is Bluetooth compatible and features six speakers. Drivers will appreciate the keyless entry as they walk up, as well as the 16-inch aluminum alloys. A compass and cruise control are also standard in the Ford Fiesta Titanium.
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|Build & Price|
2014 Ford Fiesta$22,015 | 2,488 mi
2013 FORD FIESTA$14,988 | 6,526 mi
2013 Ford Fiesta$14,995 | 2,316 mi
2013 FORD FIESTA$15,990 | 3,743 mi
2013 FORD FIESTA$16,295 | 15,506 mi
2013 FORD FIESTA$17,995 | 3,157 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$10,755 | 34,739 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$11,994 | 32,869 mi
2012 FORD FIESTA$12,995 | 43,838 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$12,995 | 35,645 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$13,000 | 45,750 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$13,966 | 20,137 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$13,995 | 13,000 mi
2012 FORD FIESTA$13,995 | 15,790 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$13,995 | 35,248 mi
2012 Ford Fiesta$14,998 | 11,911 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$11,999 | 37,179 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$12,594 | 44,866 mi
2011 FORD FIESTA$12,795 | 32,080 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$12,796 | 30,682 mi
2011 FORD FIESTA$13,595 | 11,320 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$13,891 | 48,499 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$13,995 | 31,858 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$14,000 | 17,164 mi
2011 FORD FIESTA$14,919 | 23,111 mi
2011 Ford Fiesta$14,995 | 2,789 mi
2011 FORD FIESTA$15,500 | 2,190 mi
2011 FORD FIESTA$18,990 | 26,741 mi
A bit more powerful, but pays for it with fewer features.
Cheaper interior, but a bit smaller price tag, too.
Harder to adjust for drivers, but good acceleration.
Much the same car, but a slightly silly grill and exterior.