2012 Ford Fiesta consumer reviews

$13,200 starting MSRP
side view of 2012 Fiesta Ford
69% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.4
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 3.8
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3.4

Reliable Commuter

Bought this car in a hurry to replace a Focus I had put 211,000 miles on. Actually the Focus was still running fine, but I had only one car at the time and needed complete reliability to get to work. The Fiesta delivered that in spades. Not the most comfortable, actually not comfortable at all. The seats are terrible, but it IS very quiet. Quieter than my Infiniti actually and the HVAC is very good. Cold or warm air in buckets when you need them. It's not fast and doesn't handle terribly well, but it does run every day and my maintenance costs over the past 100 thousand plus miles have been mainly for oil and tires. Manual transmission is bullet proof. For a good daily commuter, I highly recommend this car.

5.0

Awesome

Drives like new! 5 speed, amazing on gas. Drives smooth and clean, couldnt ask for a better car for a more affordable price. Abundantly satisfied!

3.0

Okay at best

Overall the car is okay. Nothing special to write about. Everything on the car seems to be working properly. However, the buying experience was less than okay.

3.9

Cute Little Reliable Car

I’ve had this vehicle for two years now and it has been the most reliable vehicle I’ve owned. I’ve had some transmission issues but that easily fixed under fords extended warranty at the dealership. Other than that, it’s great on gas and comfortable to fit in. The back is pretty small though.

5.0

Most reliable and economical car for the price

Totally happy w this car.it is good on gas comfortable for a large or tall person. Totally dependable. Stylish and easy to maintain. This car has never been in a repair shop.

1.6

Disappointed

There is always something wrong. Weird things I’ve never seen happened to a car. The passenger back foot is about to break the RADIO doesn’t work! That’s sad! And going to the Dealer? Forget about it! After you buy the car they don’t want to see you anymore!

3.7

Great car for driving in the city.

Easy to drive. It's not a big car but you have a lot of space for the legs. Not the perfect 10/10 car, but it gets the job done.

2.9

If you love to repair xxxx its good for you

Baight it qith not even 100 000 miles in it at the dealership. 2 week later the air clim stoped working. After it was the informatic system that was bugging. After the 3 years garentie for the painting it starts toshreed. Check engine is like a spooky gost. The batery is xxxx and the mother board can have humidity in is so pieces aee rooting...

4.4

I’m loving it!

So far so good accelerator doesn’t like to be stepped on to heavy at first but once it gets going it’s gone! I love my leather bucket seats! Ice cold air ! Nice sound system with satellite stereo! A little confusing using the different features on stereo! I would say not user friendly! I don’t have a manual so I learn on the fly! Acceleration on freeways is slow at first! You will be asking for more power but it gets going great! 4 cylinder!

1.7

Most Unreliable Vehicle I've ever owned

I bought a 2012 Fiesta SE with a 6 auto powershift transmission. I bought it brand new for my wife to commute back and forth to work. It goes into get fixed 4-6 times a year on average. I would bot recommend this car if your have all highway driving, unless you buy the standard transmission. The automatic transmission is complete garbage and the repair bill can get very costly. C'mon Ford give us something better than this garbage. 5 years old and the transmission repair cost me 4500 dollars, not to mention all times it had to go in and get the transmission software flashed.