2019 Ford Fiesta

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2019 Ford Fiesta
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2019 Ford Fiesta
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What’s new

  • Hatchback's base S trim has been dropped, as has the luxe Titanium trim
  • New ST Line trim brings sporty styling to the standard Fiesta
  • Part of the first Fiesta generation introduced for 2011

Pros

  • Sporty handling in turns
  • Well-appointed interior with advanced technology options
  • ST model's zesty performance

Cons

  • Limited cargo and rear-seat space
  • Some rivals offer better ride quality and seat comfort


Which Fiesta does Edmunds recommend?

The base S model is priced competitively, but it lacks basic features — such as cruise control and power windows — that buyers should expect from a car in 2019. The SE doesn't cost much more and adds those features, plus alloy wheels and an armrest. It also opens the door to the SE Appearance package, which we also recommend. It adds a large touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and upgraded upholstery for a negligible price.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.2 / 10

Ford has said it will stop producing sedans and most of its hatchbacks over the next few years, given the buying public's proclivity for crossovers. That's unfortunate because the 2019 Ford Fiesta is one of the best subcompact cars on the market.

Low prices are essential for these pint-size sedans and hatchbacks, and the Fiesta is no different. Work your way up from the thrifty base trim, however, and you'll find a small car that offers thrills and a sense of style that few in this segment can match. While the standard Fiesta is relatively fun to drive, the real gem in the lineup is the range-topping ST model. It's quite pricey — about 50 percent more expensive than the base Fiesta — but the Fiesta ST has serious performance cred.

Some other subcompacts offer more room and a bigger cargo area — notably, the Honda Fit — but the 2019 Ford Fiesta's personality might win you over. If you're in the market for a small car that offers a little something extra, be sure to check out the Fiesta while you still can — this will be the Fiesta's last year of production.

2019 Ford Fiesta configurations

The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car offered in two body styles: sedan and four-door hatchback. The sedan is available in S and SE trims, while the hatchback is sold in the SE and ST Line trims alongside a high-performance ST model. The affordable base S is modestly equipped, but the SE offers more tech features, such as the Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The high-performance ST comes with a six-speed manual, a sport-tuned suspension and a strong turbocharged engine.

The S starts off with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (120 horsepower, 112 pound-feet of torque), a five-speed manual transmission (a six-speed dual-clutch automatic is available as an option), 15-inch steel wheels, power mirrors with secondary blind-spot mirrors, remote locking and unlocking, a height-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power locks, manual windows, Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, a 4.2-inch center display, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port.

The Fiesta SE builds on the above with 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rear spoiler (hatchback only), upgraded cloth upholstery, a front center console with armrest, power windows, cruise control, metallic-painted interior trim, and MyKey parental controls for teen drivers.

The optional SE Appearance package adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler (sedan), cloth sport upholstery, ambient interior lighting, the Sync 3 infotainment interface with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, enhanced voice controls (including Sync AppLink mobile app integration), satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and dual USB ports. Sixteen-inch black-painted wheels are optional, with or without the Appearance package.

The ST Line hatchback contains the SE Appearance package upgrades, along with rear disc brakes, dual chrome exhaust tips, a black-painted spoiler, roof and door mirrors, aerodynamic upgrades, a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, and ST-specific cloth sport seats.

The SE and the ST Line's Cold Weather package bundles heated outside mirrors, heated front seats and automatic climate control.

The Fiesta ST adds a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (197 hp, 202 lb-ft) that's paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission. Also included are 17-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and quicker steering. You also get keyless entry and ignition, distinctive interior trim, a trip computer, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, automatic climate control, and an 8-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. The ST Recaro package adds heated Recaro front sport seats (including height adjustments), leather and cloth upholstery and heated mirrors. Also available are black 17-inch wheels with red brake calipers.

A sunroof and a navigation system are stand-alone options on the SE, ST Line and ST trims.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Ford Fiesta Sedan SE (1.6L inline-4 | 6-speed dual-clutch automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2014, the current Fiesta has received some revisions, including some changes to standard and optional equipment. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Fiesta, however.

Driving

8.5
Like other subcompacts, the Fiesta isn't blessed with extra power, and it's not helped by the twin-clutch PowerShift automatic-like transmission in typical driving. Still, enthusiasts will enjoy the sportily tuned chassis.

Acceleration

9.0
The 1.6-liter four-cylinder never feels strong. The Fiesta covers 0-60 mph in 9.4 seconds, average for the segment.

Braking

8.0
The brake pedal has an intuitive feel out on the road. Its emergency stopping distances are average for the class.

Steering

9.0
The steering is nice and quick with good feedback and makes you relish any corner or freeway on-ramp. The Fiesta's sportiness is aided by a grippy, thick-rimmed steering wheel.

Handling

8.5
Around turns is where the Fiesta separates itself. A well-tuned suspension makes it fun to drive.

Comfort

8.0
As subcompacts go, the Fiesta lags behind a few competitors in comfort, mostly in terms of ride quality and the seats. But it's one of the quietest cars in the class.

Seat comfort

6.5
There's not a lot of padding, and the cloth material feels scratchy when you're wearing shorts. There's also minimal adjustability. Plus the seatback lever is of poor design, hidden by the seat belt.

Ride comfort

7.5
Not overly surprising since Ford leans toward sportiness with the Fiesta, the ride quality can be a bit choppy, compounded by the short wheelbase. Better seat padding would help, too.

Noise & vibration

9.0
The Fiesta is one of the quietest cars in the class at 70 mph cruising speed. It's good for this class, but not compared to a bigger car. The tires are quiet, but you can always hear the little four-cylinder engine working.

Interior

8.0
The Fiesta has a few touches here and there that let you know Ford is trying to make you feel special. It's assembled well, the Sync 3 system is intuitive, and the interior is functional and easy to use.

Ease of use

6.0
The interior systems and buttons are labeled well and straightforward, especially the cruise control.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The Fiesta is a fairly upright car with a tall roof and wide-opening front doors, making entry easy. But the rear doors don't open nearly as far, making it difficult to enter what is already a small space.

Roominess

7.5
Front headroom is plentiful, but the car's narrowness means front occupants will bump elbows. Rear headroom and elbow room are tight, and there's no center armrest.

Visibility

9.0
The Fiesta offers great sight lines all around due to the large glass area, narrow roof pillars and relatively large rear window.

Quality

8.5
The build quality is decent for the class, but don't expect a whole lot of soft-touch in this price range. The shifter feels substantial, and the controls work well. No squeaks or rattles.

Utility

7.0
While the Fiesta isn't abysmal when it comes to cargo space, it isn't great either. Most of its chief rivals have it beat on cargo space, with the seats up or folded. Small-item storage, however, is laudable up front.

Small-item storage

Excellent small-item storage up front offers four cupholders and plenty of bins. There are no door pockets in the rear, though.

Cargo space

The sedan's trunk is small for the class. The rear seats fold, but not quite flat. The hatchback's cargo hold is larger, but overall the Fiesta comes up short in this category compared to rivals such as the Honda Fit.

Technology

We're generally fond of the Fiesta's in-car tech from the standard Sync system's voice recognition to the turn-by-turn driving directions and emergency assistance. The available Sync 3 system improves on that idea with sharp graphics, intuitive controls and a 6.5-inch touchscreen.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$15,490
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
MSRP
$14,260
MPG
27 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Fiesta safety features:

MyKey Parental Controls
Lets you set driving parameters for secondary drivers such as teens or valets.
Rear Parking Sensors
Warns the driver about nearby objects behind the Fiesta when in reverse. It makes the Fiesta even easier to park.
Rearview Camera
Provides a view behind you when in reverse. It's now standard on the Fiesta.

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
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 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
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Ford Fiesta vs. the competition

2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 Ford Fiesta

2018 Toyota Yaris iA

2018 Toyota Yaris iA

Ford Fiesta vs. Toyota Yaris iA

While it's not as quick as the Fiesta (especially not in ST form), the Toyota Yaris manages to deliver some fun when you really hustle it. Also worth noting are its cabin materials, which feel more upscale than most in the class. Overall, however, the Fiesta manages to outscore the Yaris in most of our subjective ratings.

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Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is the undisputed champ of interior packaging. The cargo area is huge for the class, and the versatile storage configurations — the rear seat bottoms can fold up to store tall items in the back — allow users to transport even awkwardly shaped items. The Fit's interior is a bit nicer and roomier, but the Fiesta's Sync 3 infotainment system is easier to use.

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Ford Fiesta vs. Nissan Versa

Like the Fit, the Versa's strong suits are its larger-than-average trunk and relative abundance of rear-seat room. The Nissan isn't much fun to drive, however, and the interior is dour. It's one of the least expensive cars on the market, and the shoddy interior materials ensure that you'll be reminded of this fact every time you get behind the wheel.

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2019 Ford Fiesta for Sale

Ford Fiesta 2019 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
New 2019
Ford Fiesta
SE
MSRP$17,460
Est.Loan: $316/mo
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Equipment Group 200A, Wheels: 15 Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum. Magnetic 2019 Ford Fiesta SE FWD Automatic 1.6L I4 Ti-VCTRecent Arrival! 2737 CityHighway MPG
Ford Fiesta 2019 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
New 2019
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SE
MSRP$16,365
Est.Loan: $296/mo
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All new vehicles come with Ted Britt 4 Life - complimentary lifetime powertrain coverage on all vehicles with less than 100,000 miles AND a complimentary loaner car whenever you bring your car in for service. TB4L is our way of thanking our customers for their business and making their experience with Ted Britt as convenient as possible. Certain restrictions may apply. See dealer for details.
Ford Fiesta 2019 SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
New 2019
Ford Fiesta
SE
MSRP$17,460
Est.Loan: $316/mo
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Price includes: $1,500 - RETAIL Customer Cash. Exp. 01/02/2019

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More about the 2019 Ford Fiesta

Subcompact cars aren't known for having much character, but the 2019 Ford Fiesta proves otherwise. Available as a sedan or hatchback, the sharp-handling Fiesta turns even a quick run to the grocery store into an enjoyable trip.

Though the Fiesta is an inexpensive car, you wouldn't know it from the well-finished interior, which is roomy — up front at least — and comfortable. You can also add optional amenities such as heated leather seats, multicolor ambient lighting and a robust infotainment system. Backseat space is tight, however. And while the sedan's trunk is spacious compared to the competition, the hatchback offers less cargo room than some rivals.

The standard engine for the Fiesta is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 120 horsepower. It can be had with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The latter ran a 0-60 mph time of 9.5 seconds in Edmunds testing, which is acceptable for this class of car. The EPA estimates the automatic-transmission Fiesta's fuel economy at 31 mpg combined. Manual-transmission versions are slightly less efficient.

If you prefer speed to economy, consider the high-performance Fiesta ST, which gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that turns out 197 hp, enough to make the sprint to 60 mph in a quick 7.1 seconds. The ST sharpens the Fiesta's fun-to-drive factor with a sport-tuned suspension and steering. It's seriously quick on a curvy road yet comfortable enough for the daily commute. You'll also like that its EPA-estimated fuel economy (29 mpg combined) isn't much lower than that of the regular 1.6-liter Fiesta.

Ford offers the Fiesta in S, SE, ST Line and ST trims. The S is one of the least expensive cars on the market and is well-equipped, considering its budget price. But we imagine most buyers will want the amenities found in the midlevel Fiesta SE. The new ST Line model adds extra features and the ST's styling cues for a small price increase. And you know how we feel about the Fiesta ST: It's one of the best hot hatchbacks on the market. But which trim level is best for you? Let Edmunds help you find your perfect 2019 Ford Fiesta.

2019 Ford Fiesta Overview

The 2019 Ford Fiesta is offered in the following submodels: Fiesta Hatchback, Fiesta Sedan, Fiesta ST. Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and ST Line 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2019 Ford Fiesta?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Ford Fiesta and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Fiesta.

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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2019 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

The 2019 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,365. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Fiesta SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is trending $2,877 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

The 2019 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $15,135. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is trending $2,801 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,801 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$12,334.

The average savings for the 2019 Ford Fiesta S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) is18.5% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford Fiesta?

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