Disappearing from Ford's lineup soon, the Fiesta returns for 2019 in both sedan and hatchback form. The affordable subcompact is available in four trim levels with two engine choices.
What's New for 2019
New for the 2019 model year is the ST-Line series, which has been popular with European Fiesta buyers for some time. There’s a new Oxford White paint color on offer, but the Fiesta is mechanically unchanged.
Choosing Your Ford Fiesta
Every Ford Fiesta bar the range-topping ST performance model is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, producing 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. In tandem with a five-speed manual transmission, it delivers an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 combined. A six-speed automatic gearbox is also available, which increases fuel economy to 27/37/31 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The ST’s engine is also 1.6-liter unit, though this EcoBoost powerplant generates 197 hp and 202 lb-ft of torque. Available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, fuel economy checks in 25/32/28 mpg. Like lesser models, its power is directed exclusively to the front wheels.
While the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is the obvious choice for enthusiasts, the SE arguably provides the best value. That’s especially true when ordered with the 201A Equipment Group, which adds a lot of features for less than $1,000.