Fair warning: The Ecoboost Fiesta only comes with a manual transmission. It's best to think of the Ecoboost Fiesta as a fun and practical driver's car, but not a family car. It's more like a 2 door that you can happen to fit 4 people into if you really need to, but the space in the back seat is more useful if you fold the seats down and use it for luggage. If you don't need a family car, the 3 cylinder ecoboost model is amazingly fuel efficient and fast. Easily will get 40MPG (if not 50) on a highway, and is much faster than a Prius. The Honda Fit is also pretty quick, but the Fiesta's engine is quiet on a freeway. It's also arguably more fun to drive than a Fit, and can be considered more of a driver's car. Overall the Honda Fit is probably more practical, but the Fiesta is fun and I think very stylish looking. The fuel efficiency on this model can't be beat either. If you don't know how to drive a manual transmission I probably wouldn't recommend any Fiesta. The best ones only come with a stick, and the automatic transmission is just alright at best. If you CAN drive a stick, you can get the Ecoboost model at a deep discount. I got mine for $4,000 off MSRP, at $15,000 brand new off the lot. Fully optioned with the heated seats and moon roof.
I have the automatic with sport shift option. When the car changes gears in automatic it has the sound and fell of a standard shift. I love this feeling. Fuel economy is almost 32 mpg in the city and nearly 40 on the highway. I chose this vehicle because of the low maintenance cost of a small car. i.e. tires, fuel etc. UPDATE: 6/19/2017 My 2016 Fiesta is still preforming excellent. I am still pleased with my purchase and the body integrity is holding up to two dogs that travel with me. No transmission issues either. I love the hear the transmission shift. I would buy another one tomorrow if I had to.
let's face it everyone one loves a new car so lets keep that in mind. Took my new ford fiesta titanium car on a 4000 mile round trip holiday get away and it was better than great. The only problem was fitting two people ,winter clothes, a dog and Christmas presents all in an economy car. This car has a very large hatch back area an I had hoped to fit it all into the back and not have to pile it into the back seat. Well that dream died quick. So for this trip I should have got the Escape. However as the gas mileage creeped up over 40 mpg (which the sales man swore it would once it hit 2000miles) I became more pleased with my new ford fiesta titanium. The great stuff: 1)the leather heated seats - the best 2) the huge display for the radio and Nav so even I can see it . 3) the sun roof -makes the car seem bigger and lets in the fresh air. 4) this car is layed out so you feel like you have driven it forever. we rent cars and some car brands put things in stupid places 5) a real glove box and console to rest your arm- sounds simple but try to find this in a car under 20 grand and you will see what I mean. 6)dead pedal - a place to rest your left foot on long trips- a back saver. 7)the sync 3 system works great with my iphone The not so great: 1)the nav/gps works good but I have used the garmins for so long that its all I know. So for the first 5000k review this is a great car! we will see at 30k if I cheaped out or got a great fully loaded car that fits in my garage for 18k and change.