2019 Ford Fiesta ST
- 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
- Sporty handling in turns
- Well-appointed interior with advanced technology options
- ST model's zesty performance
- Limited cargo and rear-seat space
- Some rivals offer better ride quality and seat comfort
2019 Ford Fiesta ST pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Fiesta does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating8.2 / 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.
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.
Noise & vibration9.0
Ease of use6.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Features & Specs
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.
Ford Fiesta vs. the competition
2019 Ford Fiesta
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.
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.
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.
2019 Ford Fiesta ST for Sale
2019 Ford Fiesta ST Overview
The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is offered in the following styles: ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Fiesta ST featuring deep dives into trim levels including ST, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST here.
Our Review Process
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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.
What's a good price for a New 2019 Ford Fiesta ST?
2019 Ford Fiesta ST ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,215. The average price paid for a new 2019 Ford Fiesta ST ST 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $4,125 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Ford Fiesta?
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