Model Details

2013 Ford Fiesta Consumer Reviews

3.2
Average based on 98 reviews
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability
1-10 of 98 reviews

Great car

by from Derry NH on April 12, 2013

I have had 2 Fiesta's. a 2012 that was totaled in an accident and a 2013. I was hit in the drivers door by a large SUV that ran a red light. No injuries all airbags fully deployed. Very tough car. I w...
I have had 2 Fiesta's. a 2012 that was totaled in an accident and a 2013. I was hit in the drivers door by a large SUV that ran a red light. No injuries all airbags fully deployed. Very tough car. I went out and bought a 2013 exactly the same. Why? 40 mpg, great styling, comfort, fun to drive, inexpensive to own, excellent fit and finish, the ride quality and handling are superb. This little car handles the bumps and joints of the New England highways like a tank. No squeaks or rattles. There are 2 issues with the car that I don't like: the rear seat doesn't fold flat and rear seat leg room is tight. I rented every competitor: And drove them all. The next best is the Honda Fit but the Fit gets 4 mpg less and has a cheap interior as well as a noisy engine with less power.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR

by from East Texas on March 5, 2013

Bought this 2013 Fiesta. At under 3,000 miles, transmission started slipping. Dealership replaced clutch assembly and reprogrammed PCM & TCM. It took them 3 weeks to figure out what to do. After "repa...
Bought this 2013 Fiesta. At under 3,000 miles, transmission started slipping. Dealership replaced clutch assembly and reprogrammed PCM & TCM. It took them 3 weeks to figure out what to do. After "repair" the tramsmission still slipping in 1st & 3rd gears, and gas mileage was down about 5 mpg. Back to the dealership...kept it another three weeks...they said they could not duplicate the problem. Really? Did they even drive the car? NO. Finally got tired and could see the fight ahead of me, so I traded it in for a 2011 Fusion. Now I am happy. The Fusion is a wonderful car even though it is two years older, it has a better transmission and extras the Fiesta did not have. DO NOT BUY A FIESTA!!!!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Built Well

by from on April 25, 2014

I would have to agree that this car does have a rough gear shift, but I just got into a horrible accident in my fiesta and I walked away with a blister on my finger. The reviews that said they didn't ...
I would have to agree that this car does have a rough gear shift, but I just got into a horrible accident in my fiesta and I walked away with a blister on my finger. The reviews that said they didn't feel safe couldn't be more far from the truth. This little car took on a hay baler going 70 mph and like I said it did it's job and more.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Don't buy

by from on September 10, 2012

Clutch and transmission very noisy and clutch slips in 1st and 3rd gear. Have had back to dealer more than once and presumably either Ford Motor is not allowing the dealer to correct the problem or th...
Clutch and transmission very noisy and clutch slips in 1st and 3rd gear. Have had back to dealer more than once and presumably either Ford Motor is not allowing the dealer to correct the problem or the dealer does not have the ability.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Gone Too Soon :-(

by from Gainesville, FL on November 27, 2013

The only real complaints I could have about this car (other than the fact that we had paid a bit too much for it) are the noise from the transmission and that it accelerated pretty slowly compared to ...
The only real complaints I could have about this car (other than the fact that we had paid a bit too much for it) are the noise from the transmission and that it accelerated pretty slowly compared to other cars that I had driven before. Honestly, I don't think that the noise was as much of a big deal as other reviewers had made it out to be, but that might have just been me. Simply put, this car is awesome. I bought it used and only had it for five months before I had totaled it, but in our short time together, it had been both completely reliable and fun to drive. It's quite sporty and low to the ground and handles excellently. And most importantly to me, this car stood a battle with a 1986 GMC pickup (basically a tank) that plowed right into my driver door, and I emerged practically unscathed. And the car nearly did as well. My door was bashed in, but the rest of the vehicle was practically fine. The price of replacing airbags is what ended up totaling my car (nearly $900 per airbag, which was more than my entire door would have cost to fix!!). I wish I still had it. It was such a nice little ride :-(
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Best new car I've ever purchsed.

by from North Port, FL on December 27, 2012

I bought my Fiesta on Black Friday this year. I must admit the Ford sale had a lot to do with my purchase. However, I'm very happy with this car. Lots of fun to drive this car, it handels so well. G...
I bought my Fiesta on Black Friday this year. I must admit the Ford sale had a lot to do with my purchase. However, I'm very happy with this car. Lots of fun to drive this car, it handels so well. Gas mileage better than advertised. Killer sound system. Looks great not cheap, even though it was cheap. I haven't had the car long enough to comment reliability yet. I chose this car over the Kia Rio5 and I'm glad I did.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

I just love this car

by from Sacramento, CA on March 22, 2014

I have owned a few new cars and I have never had one as dependable as this one. I think this one is more fun than my Spider (Alfa) and I have yet to report my first problem. As of today I have over 18...
I have owned a few new cars and I have never had one as dependable as this one. I think this one is more fun than my Spider (Alfa) and I have yet to report my first problem. As of today I have over 18,000 miles in 9 months and I getting 43 miles per gallon on interstate 5. I have never owned a car I have liked half as much. My last new car was a Camry and it managed 28 mpg on the freeway and was a drag to drive. 5 Stars for me.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Showroom to vacation same week

by from Ava, NY on May 22, 2013

My wife and I downsized from our Honda CRV in able to save some money on fuel costs. We had an extensive trip planned with stops in PA,TN,GA,SC, and FL over the course of several weeks. We are current...
My wife and I downsized from our Honda CRV in able to save some money on fuel costs. We had an extensive trip planned with stops in PA,TN,GA,SC, and FL over the course of several weeks. We are currently in Florida and have logged over 2500 miles so far. The Fiesta SE is performing well on the highway at speeds up to 85 MPH. It cruises for hours at 70 0r 75 with never a hitch. There is some noticeable surging during downpours and when doing steep grades. Gas mileage has steadily improved from 33mph to 37.3 mph.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Do not buy this car!!!!

by from British Columbia, Canada on June 1, 2013

We have had this car since new and owned it for 21 months. It was a great car until this last week. At 88,000 klm it blew the serpentine belt. You cannot replace it yourself the dealer has to do it. C...
We have had this car since new and owned it for 21 months. It was a great car until this last week. At 88,000 klm it blew the serpentine belt. You cannot replace it yourself the dealer has to do it. Cost over $200.00 to fix. We drove 5 klm away from the dealership and the car died.We had it diagnosed at a gm dealer because Ford was a bunch of jerks over the belt issue. The timing belt went and took out the whole engine with it. We have some friends who had 70k on their car identical to ours and the belt went on their as well. We loved this care up until this point. Its does have great fuel mileage and such. We are trading it in tomorrow as we don't know what to expect next and the warranty is up at 100,000 km. Very very disappointed!!!!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Looking for a Great Car

by from Dana Point on February 11, 2013

I have nothing but great reviews to give about my new ford fiesta. With my new commute to work, my ford ranger just wasn't getting the best gas mileage I was looking for. I decided to test drive the ...
I have nothing but great reviews to give about my new ford fiesta. With my new commute to work, my ford ranger just wasn't getting the best gas mileage I was looking for. I decided to test drive the Ford Fiesta at Galpin Ford, and immediately fell in love. The car seemed small from the outside, but its actually more roomy than I thought. The interior design, makes me feel as though I'm in a luxury sedan. I absolutely love the hands free blue tooth and serius radio. It makes my commute to work way more comfortable and relaxed. I'm able to change the radio station, control volume, answer phone calsl, check weather status in any city without even taking my hands off the wheel. The technology in this vehicle is just amazing. As far as performance goes, it rides extremely smooth. Especially compared to my last vehicle, a truck with all terrain tries. It's definitely quiet, quick, and smooth. Did I mention average miles per gallon on highway 39, and 33 on road. Between my hour long commute on highway, and busy life at home, the average miles per gallon is 38. And with the soaring high gas prices, it's still under $50 to fill it up.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?