4.6 out of 5
4.5 out of 5
27 city, 35 highway, 30 combined
From $14,998 - $15,998*
If you want a peppy compact car, the Ford Fiesta is a great choice. It's versatile, too, and comes in sedan and hatchback versions. The Fiesta's small size makes it perfect for you if you're a solo city driver; it will make you feel you can go anywhere in a car that's feels seamless to maneuver and park. What the Fiesta lacks in size it makes up for in power, especially with the turbocharged ST trim. Overall, the Fiesta is a practical but fun small car.
F 42.2"/R 31.2"
F 39.1"/R 37.2"
The 2019 Ford Fiesta comes with two engine options: a 1.6L 120-horsepower four-cylinder engine is standard on the S, SE, and ST-Line trims whereas the ST trim (a hatchback) comes with a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 197 horsepower. The 120-horsepower engine is capable enough to give the Fiesta lively acceleration and handling. If you're looking for a thrilling ride, however, opt for the turbo-four. Because the Fiesta is a small car, the 197-horsepower from the turbo engine goes a long way.
Most Americans opt for automatic transmissions but shifting through the gears manually can be fun and engaging. The 2019 Ford Fiesta comes standard with manual transmission (five-speed in the S, SE, ST-Line trims, and six-speed in the ST trim). The manual transmission is perfect for honing your driving skills and getting more comfortable on the road. However, if you prefer an automatic transmission, it's available on the S, SE, and ST-Line trims.
The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a good vehicle for drivers who need a small car. The sedan is about 14.5-feet long while the hatchback is just over 13-feet long. That makes it easy to park the Fiesta in even the tightest of spaces. Despite its small size, the Fiesta is still practical inside, with 43.6 inches of legroom in the front seats. If you regularly transport cargo, the hatchback option is best, since it offers up to 25.4 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.
The base-level Ford Fiesta has few frills, which makes it a great car for its price. However, the higher-level Ford Fiesta trims offer many available options that make the Fiesta feel more upscale. For example, a power moonroof, heated seats, and heated side windows are available on the SE, ST-Line, and ST trims. The ST-Line and ST trims also come with upgraded audio systems and radio features.
The base-level (1.6L 120-horsepower) engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined and an EPA-estimated 31 mpg with the optional automatic transmission.
If you're interested in the 2019 Ford Fiesta, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.
The subcompact hatchback Yaris is a great option if you need a city car. For the 2017–2019 model years, the Yaris comes with a standard 1.5L four-cylinder engine producing 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque powering the front wheels through a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Cargo capacity for the 2017–2019 Yaris with all seats in place is 15.3 cu ft. Standard features on 2017 and newer Toyota Yaris models include:
Automatic headlights and high-beam control
Power door locks and windows
60/40 split-folding rear seat
6.1-inch touchscreen (seven-inch for 2019+)
Lane departure warning and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
The Ford Focus is a compact car that has seating for five passengers. The Focus offers tons of options, with two body shapes (sedan and hatchback) and seven trim levels. The Focus comes standard with a 160-horsepower four-cylinder engine, which gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg combined on the 2019 model.
The 2019 Honda Fit is a hatchback that is great for people who regularly haul gear. The Fit has seating for five people and the rear Magic Seat® allows you to configure the cabin to haul everything you need. The seating configurations, with a maximum cargo space of 52.7 cubic feet, allows drivers to haul gear that is up to seven feet, nine inches long, or four feet high. The Fit comes standard with a 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a manual transmission, although automatic is available. The Fit also sports driver-assist features including adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning as standard and has upscale options like leather seats.
4.6 out of 516 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Ford Fiesta an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford Fiesta 15th out of 24 among Subcompact Cars.
RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Ford Fiesta is $492, compared to an average of $459 for Subcompact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
According to RepairPal, Ford Fiesta owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Subcompact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 7% for the Ford Fiesta, compared to an average of 9% for Subcompact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
Comes as a sedan and includes cloth seats, manual windows, manual transmission (automatic is an available option), a 12-volt power point, and a rearview camera.
Comes as either a sedan or hatchback and includes power windows and automatic headlights as standard; options including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, heated seats, and a moonroof become available at this trim level.
Comes as a hatchback with black-painted mirrors, roof, and spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system.
Comes as a hatchback featuring a 197-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 3-mode stability control, sports suspension, an eight-speaker Sony® audio system, and a high-definition radio
Bohai Bay Mint
Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Orange Spice Metallic Tri-coat
Outrageous Green Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat
The Ford Fiesta seats five people in both hatchback and sedan versions. Front passengers have plenty of space, with 43.6 inches of legroom, while rear passengers have 31.2 inches of legroom. The Fiesta sedan has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, while the hatchback offers 14.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear seats have a 40/60 split and fold down for up to 25.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the hatchback. That said, the seats do not fold fully flat. The Ford Fiesta 2019 comes standard with cloth seats at all trim levels. It also has a 4.2-inch display screen, although a larger 6.5-inch display screen is available.
* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.
Unless otherwise noted, information related to these featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.