Ford Fiesta

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Base MSRP price range:
$14,455 - $21,435
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Ratings Category: Subcompact cars (Automatic transmission)
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Ford Fiesta Overview

This subcompact has agile handling and a supple, controlled ride. Interior fit and finish and equipment levels are among the best of the class and the cabin is relatively quiet. But the rear seat is very cramped, and the optional MyFord Touch system is difficult to use. Our tested 120-hp, 1.6-liter Fiesta with the five-speed manual delivered excellent fuel economy but felt sluggish. A six-speed automated manual tends to cause the car to stumble in stop and go traffic. Other choices include a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo and the super-agile Fiesta ST that is truly fun to drive. Reliability of the Fiesta has been well below average; the 1.0-liter and ST are unknown.

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