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Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta
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$14,100 - $21,400
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Car Type: Subcompact cars (Manual transmission)
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Ford Fiesta Overview

The Fiesta subcompact is about the size of a Honda Fit. It drives nicely, with agile handling and a supple, controlled ride. Interior fit and finish, and equipment levels are also impressive for this class, with soft-touch dash materials and a relatively quiet cabin. But the rear seat is very cramped and the optional MyFord Touch system is difficult to use. The automatic is a six-speed automated manual. In our tests the five-speed manual version felt slow, but fuel economy with either transmission is excellent. A sporty, super agile ST version with a 197-hp, 1.6-liter turbo is truly fun to drive. A 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo is available, but only with a manual transmission. Reliability has been well below average.

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