Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan

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2012 Ford Fiesta

Pros

  • Sporty driving dynamics
  • refined yet lively engine
  • high fuel economy
  • welcoming cabin
  • available luxury features.

Cons

  • Limited cargo and rear seat space
  • automatic transmission's quirky behavior.

Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan for Sale

Ford Fiesta 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
110,772 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SEL
(9)
AutoNation Honda Dulles
3 mi away
List$5,514
Est.Loan: $103/mo
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Dealer Notes
Come see this gas saver today. It has passed AutoNation's mechanical inspection, Virginia Safety inspection, and Emissions test. It's ready for YOU to test drive, come on by an check it out at AutoNation Honda Dulles. This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Ford Fiesta 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
48,346 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
S
Nine Stars Auto Group
8.1 mi away
List$5,695
Est.Loan: $107/mo
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Ford Fiesta 2012 S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
96,882 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
S
(13)
Sheehy Volkswagen of Springfield
24.1 mi away
List$4,489
Est.Loan: $84/mo
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Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
91,152 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
Len Stoler Hyundai
46.1 mi away
List$5,967
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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AT LEN STOLER HYUNDAI! SEE KEVIN OR EMAIL KKEOUGH@LENSTOLER.COM AT LEN STOLER HYUNDAI ONLY FOR EXTRA $300 DISCOUNT! SE trim. iPodMP3 Input, Non-Smoker vehicle. Excellent Condition, CARFAX 1-Owner.EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILYChild Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Front DiscRear Drum Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety Locks Ford SE with Violet Grey Metallic exterior and Charcoal Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 120 HP at 6350 RPM*.VEHICLE FEATURESMP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Bucket Seats. Non-Smoker vehicle.EXPERTS ARE SAYINGThe 2012 Ford Fiesta gives economy car shoppers reason to celebrate with its fun-to-drive personality, nicely trimmed cabin, tight build quality and unexpected features. -Edmunds.com. Great Gas Mileage: 38 MPG Hwy.VISIT US TODAYOur vehicles are value priced and move quickly. Be sure to call us at 410-774-5416 to confirm availability and to schedule a hassle free test drive! We are located at: 11275 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Internet sale prices do not include State Tax, Tags, $300 Processing fee, and $695 Dealer Reconditioning. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Internet pricing can not be combined with other offers. See dealer for details..
Ford Fiesta 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
138,829 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SEL
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
101,323 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$8,598
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Fiesta 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
41,560 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SEL
(2)
Chapman Ford
88.7 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
97,211 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
(3)
Hyman Bros. Automobiles West Broad
97.1 mi away
List$6,495
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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Hyman Bros. accepts all trade-in's, If you have a Carmax Appraisal (We Will Beat It) We offer competitive financing in all states, If you are pre-approved with your credit union or bank (We can usually get you a lower financing rate) We have over 500 vehicles in our inventory to choose from! We are highly experienced in selling cars out of state and make the process simple and quick. Most of our vehicles include a 90 day/ 3,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty and a 3 day/ 150 Mile Moneyback Guarantee. We have been in business since 1946 and have maintained a perfect reputation! Please call 804-747-7007 to speak with a sales consultant or go to www.hymanbrosauto.com to view our complete inventory and more vehicle photos. ~WE FINANCE ALL TYPES OF CREDIT SITUATIONS AND GLADLY ACCEPT ALL TRADES~ SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HYMANBROSAUTO.COM
Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
73,214 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
(1)
Norris Honda
55.4 mi away
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Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
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Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
BMW of Bel Air
69.1 mi away
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Ford Fiesta 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
90,289 miles
Used 2012
Ford Fiesta
SE
Nine Stars Auto Group
8.1 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $112/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Ford Fiesta gives economy car shoppers reason to celebrate with its fun-to-drive personality, nicely trimmed cabin, tight build quality and unexpected features.

vehicle overview

Until fairly recently, American economy cars had been about as enticing as a trip to the dentist. All the important factors buyers considered -- overall build quality, upkeep costs, reliability and longevity -- were points of embarrassment for Cavaliers, Escorts and Neons. But the times they are a-changing, and with the 2012 Ford Fiesta the U.S. has something to be proud of.

Offering perhaps the ultimate in practicality in this segment, the Honda Fit is hard to fault with its impressively versatile interior, pleasing driving dynamics and high overall quality. But those who want more spice in their daily driving diet will likely find the Fiesta even more fun. With its smooth, eager engine, precise, well-weighted steering and agile chassis, the Fiesta soundly disproves the theory that a small, practical and inexpensive car must be about as exciting to pilot as a shopping cart.

Unlike much of its competition, the Ford Fiesta is available in both sedan and hatchback body styles. Of course, the hatchback provides greater cargo capacity, but some folks prefer the more formal look of a sedan so Ford provides the choice. Either way, the Fiesta provides sprightly handling, a compliant ride and a quiet cabin at freeway speed. It also offers features that are uncommon in this class, such as keyless ignition and Ford's superb Sync system, which, among other things, allows you to control audio and cell phone functions via voice commands.

That said, there are plenty of other interesting models in the subcompact class. In addition to the Fit, there is a trio of all-new models to consider: the Chevrolet Sonic, the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Rio. The Sonic is a bit more rewarding to drive, while the related Accent and Rio are high on style. But the Fiesta, with its engaging and well-rounded personality, is a keen choice and should be on your test-drive list if you're shopping for a frugal but enjoyable set of wheels.

2012 Ford Fiesta configurations

The 2012 Ford Fiesta comes with four doors in both sedan and hatchback form. There are three trim levels for the sedan (S, SE and SEL) and two trims for the hatchback (SE and SES).

The S sedan is the bare-bones, entry-level Fiesta and comes with 15-inch steel wheels, a capless fuel filler, power mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a four-speaker AM/FM stereo (with an auxiliary input jack and USB port) and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The SE sedan adds metallic cabin accents, power windows and door locks and a CD player. The SEL sedan adds LED parking lights, a rear spoiler, 16-inch "premium painted" wheels, a premium sound system (with satellite radio and six speakers), ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Sync multimedia voice-command system which now also offers turn-by-turn navigation.

The SE hatchback is equipped similarly to the SE sedan but adds a rear spoiler and wiper. The SES hatchback is equipped similarly to the SEL sedan but adds a rear wiper.

Some options are grouped into packages that allow lower trims to have the features of upper trims, and the upper trims have access to optional features such as keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats and leather seating. There's even a Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package that optimizes fuel mileage via aerodynamic tweaks (blocked-out lower grille, smooth underbody panels), lightweight wheels and special tires. Individual options, depending on trim, include 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof and special paint colors.

2012 Highlights

For 2012 the Ford Fiesta is unchanged.

Performance & mpg

Every 2012 Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter inline-4 that generates 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. Technically, the automatic is actually a dual-clutch automated manual transmission; it provides quicker gearchanges than a traditional torque converter-based automatic and delivers better fuel economy than a conventional automatic, too. The driving experience may feel a little different, however, and there is disappointingly no manual-shift feature.

The sprint to 60 mph from a standstill for a manual-equipped car takes 9.5 seconds according to Edmunds testing. An automatic-equipped Fiesta was much slower, hitting 60 in 11.3 seconds. Both of these times are similar to the Honda Fit, but slower than the Hyundai Accent and much slower than the turbocharged Chevy Sonic. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway and 33 combined with the manual. The automatic is slightly better with 39 mpg highway. Opting for the SFE package further increases highway economy to 40 mpg.

Safety

Standard safety features include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also included is a driver knee airbag, a feature unavailable elsewhere in this class of subcompacts.

In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2012, the Ford Fiesta earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a Fiesta sedan earned a top rating of "Good" for its performance in frontal-offset and side-impact collisions. In Edmunds brake testing, a Fiesta stopped from 60 mph in 119 feet -- a very good distance for this type of car.

Driving

We can say without hesitation that the 2012 Ford Fiesta is one of the most rewarding cars to drive in its class. Though its acceleration is just average, in the real world of stop-and-go traffic and freeway merging, the Fiesta's engine is a pleasure. The eager-to-rev 1.6 delivers ample punch down low and remains butter-smooth even when taken to redline.

The manual transmission is precise and easy to shift, boasting a linear clutch and light throws. The available six-speed automated dual-clutch transmission is another unusual perk in this class, although its behavior at low speeds can seem quirky, occasionally rolling slightly back on hills or being reluctant to creep forward when parking. Its shift quality is also disappointing at times.

There's nothing odd with the way the Fiesta drives down the road, however. Thanks to responsive steering and sophisticated suspension tuning, the Fiesta feels at once substantial and lithe. Handling is excellent, yet the ride quality remains supple, with bumps and ruts swallowed without drama.

Interior

With its soft-touch dash top, metallic accents, edgy styling and tight build quality, the Fiesta's cabin has a premium vibe to it that's unexpected in an economy car. The center stack controls for the audio system are more complicated than those of competitors, but the three-knob climate control system couldn't be easier to use.

Ford's Sync system (standard in top trims) allows voice control over the audio system and your cell phone, and it also provides features such as voice-prompted turn-by-turn navigation (it works respectably well) and emergency assist. Another high-end feature not often seen in this segment is the available keyless entry/ignition system.

At 12.8 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk capacity is class-competitive. The Fiesta hatchback offers a bit less than that with its rear seat up. Unfortunately, the seats don't fold completely flat, and the Fiesta's 26 cubes of maximum cargo capacity pale in comparison to the Honda Fit's 57 cubes and the Kia Soul's 53 cubes.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Ford Fiesta.

Overall Consumer Rating
3.183 reviews
5(25%)
4(20%)
3(16%)
2(12%)
1(27%)

Most helpful consumer reviews

SE Automatic 6-speed (review didn't have that option)
groksurf,09/17/2011
Have owned the SE for three weeks. The Transmission prefers a very light touch when starting from a stop. It shifts 1-2-3 rapidly up to about 25 mph if you do it that way, very smoothly and quietly. Then you can push the accelerator more for nice quiet power. It will switch awkwardly if you give it heavy foot at low speed. You definitely need to learn how it wants to be driven; once you do it's a pleasure to drive. At higher speeds very quiet engine (although at 70 the rpms almost reach 3K--I'd prefer 2300 at that speed), and minimal road/wind noise. If you do push the rpms, the engine sound is throaty and not at all unpleasant. Great mileage so far, about 33mpg at 60% city/40% highway
Fun to Drive but Squealing Clutch
cventrice,03/14/2012
Overall, I like the performance and design features of my Ford Fiesta. The base S model is very affordable and it comes with several features such as ABS and stability control that are not normally standard in the base model. The car is a little slow in city driving but handles and accelerates well on the highway. Unfortunately, the car that I bought has had persistent problems with a squealing noise when the clutch pedal is depressed. It started the morning after I purchased the car. The dealer replaced the slave cylinder/throwout bearing assembly after 600 miles. It squealed again the morning after I picked the car up and has been intermittently squealing ever since then.
Great, affordable car
bayoubus,12/07/2011
I got a basic model Fiesta at a steal of a price after my hand-me-down car from college suddenly needed a new engine. I didn't have much time to shop around because my job requires transportation, so I was apprehensive about the sudden purchase but couldn't turn down the deal I got on this car. I don't regret it! I previously owned a Toyota Echo that drove great but always felt a little flimsy on the road. I don't get this feeling at all with the Fiesta. It's stylish, drives great, feels solid and it gets awesome gas mileage. I'm pretty tall and I never feel smashed into this car despite its subcompact size. Perfect for a purchase on a budget. I didn't feel like I was sacrificing anything.
My pony replacement
carmelsmom,12/03/2011
I just purchased my new 2012 ford "puddlejumper". I purchased this to drive during the winter while my Stang is in storage. I cant tell you how happy I am with this vehicle. There has not been on second that I have had regrets about this purchase. The motor isnt even broke in yet and I got 42 MPG driving from my home with is on the west side of Michigan to my daughters home on the east side of the state. It only took 4 gallons of gas! Ford has done a great job on the design of this car. I bought the basic model with manual roll down windows etc. I did install keyless entry and cruise is next on the list. LOVE MY CAR!!!
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Features & Specs

MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG
29 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Ford Fiesta
More About This Model

The almost supernatural growth of the subcompact segment proves car buyers in America are becoming more than off-handedly interested in better fuel economy. It's now almost mandatory for full-line automakers to offer at least one or two cars (and soon, crossovers?) sporting the 40 mpg rating on the EPA highway cycle, which has emerged as today's fuel-sipper benchmark.

The stylish 2012 Ford Fiesta — an all-new car introduced in 2011 — churns out the requisite 40-mpg rating, but you have to plump for the extra-cost Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package to get it. And going SFE does impose some limitations on how you can equip the Fiesta.

The $695 SFE package can be specified only for the Fiesta four-door sedan — less stylistically expressive than the oh-so-Euro Fiesta hatchback — and you must choose the sedan's midlevel SE trim. Moreover, choosing the Fiesta's SFE package also demands the optional $1,070 "Powershift" automatic transmission. Most buyers insist on an automatic anyway, but the traditional path to optimum fuel economy has been with a manual transmission. So if you want a Fiesta that delivers 40 mpg on the highway (as opposed to the 39-mpg rating for the standard automatic-transmission Fiesta), you must get the four-door SE sedan with an automatic transmission to purchase the SFE package.

Aside from the transmission, the SFE package includes cruise control, low-rolling-resistance tires and a number of aerodynamic trim pieces, including shutters that block drag-inducing air from backing up within the engine compartment.

Meanwhile, Hyundai never tires of saying that each and every variant of its all-new 2012 Hyundai Accent achieves the 40-mpg highway rating, as does the brand's larger Hyundai Elantra sedan, too. And other newer rivals for the Fiesta SFE, such as the turbocharged 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback also boast 40 mpg on the sticker. How quickly has 40 mpg become the new standard? The Honda Fit, long reputed as one of the snazzier choices in the subcompact market but way overdue for a refresh as the 2012 calendar year begins, manages a highway fuel economy rating of just 33 mpg.

Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan Overview

The Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and SEL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M).

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Save up to $137 on one of 9 Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,489 as of11/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan SE is priced between $5,967 and$8,598 with odometer readings between 90289 and101323 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan SEL is priced between $4,999 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 41560 and138829 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan S is priced between $4,489 and$5,695 with odometer readings between 48346 and96882 miles.

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Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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