2014 Ford Fiesta Consumer Reviews

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2014 Ford Fiesta
4.3
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Awesome little thing!

by from Columbia, SC on March 16, 2014

I bought the S model hatchback, no features on it at all, and with the 5-speed manual. And I have had absolutely no regrets. The only two issues ive had are that it took me awhile to find a comfortabl...
I bought the S model hatchback, no features on it at all, and with the 5-speed manual. And I have had absolutely no regrets. The only two issues ive had are that it took me awhile to find a comfortable seating position and that there isnt much power, although I will say Ive never been in a situation where ive needed more power and havent had it, its just that it takes a couple of downshifts to get to the power. On to the good parts! There are so many cool "behind the scenes" features that come standard. The traction control is excellent (i drove it through 10 inches of snow, no problem), the power steering makes driving the fiesta easy but fun, and the radio has many handsfree features, even in my base S model. There are also many computer systems that alert you if somethings gone wrong, and theyll even tell you what it is that went wrong and how serious the situation is. (Not that i would know, my cars been fine so far.) This is probably the most fun car ive ever driven, especially because the handling is so good and the car is so light. I cannot say enough about the handling. It just flys around corners, and despite the lack of real power, it still manages to put a smile on your face. The suspension delivers a perfect balance of comfort and handling, and it works well on twisty roads as well as on the morning commute. Just make sure to opt for the 5-speed manual, the automatic jolts you around quite a bit, isnt reliable, and is expensive to repair. This is also a great car to learn stickshift on, by the way!
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First Car On My Own

by from Mobile, AL on March 31, 2014

I absolutely love my 2014 Ford Fiesta! It's great on mileage. When I got the car it was on full. After a few days and some major driving, I finally had to put some gas in the tank. It took 23.00 to fi...
I absolutely love my 2014 Ford Fiesta! It's great on mileage. When I got the car it was on full. After a few days and some major driving, I finally had to put some gas in the tank. It took 23.00 to fill up from less than a quarter of a tank. I was beyond excited. I was never in the market for a Ford Fiesta. I loved the Fusion, Mustang, Escapes. Terry at Mullinex Ford though completely helped me out. He showed me this one, let me test drive it and I feel in love. I never thought I'd like this from previous one's I'd seen but my mind was changed. My bright red car makes me feel like a bit of a diva I must admit. I love the MyFordTouch and of course all the technology inside. I can answer my phone and be safer on the road which my parents of course love as well. Everyone who has seen my car loves it. I'm so proud. I would certainly recommend this car. Its safe, reliable, affordable, and very cute.
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Great little car!

by from Brandon, FL on April 29, 2014

This car was purchased to replace a 16 mpg Ford Explorer. I am getting 36 mpg combined now and loving every minute of it. Car feels tight and well made. I bought the base model with the 6 speed auto t...
This car was purchased to replace a 16 mpg Ford Explorer. I am getting 36 mpg combined now and loving every minute of it. Car feels tight and well made. I bought the base model with the 6 speed auto tranny...takes a while to get used to the shifting pattern. But, this is perhaps the best bang for the buck out there in the high mpg game. I am really happy with this vehicle.
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Great Car for the money

by from Puyallup on March 18, 2014

Very pleased with my purchase. I got the hatchback model. Love all the features that come standard now. Handles well and with front wheel drive will expect to get through bad road conditions with ease...
Very pleased with my purchase. I got the hatchback model. Love all the features that come standard now. Handles well and with front wheel drive will expect to get through bad road conditions with ease. This car is just right for me inside and out.
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Great car

by from Toa Baja, PR on February 29, 2016

I have a 2011 fiesta (67,000 miles) and a 2014 model (27,000 miles), both S sedan. I have to say that while driving, I forget this is a subcompact, because it handles like a bigger car. The exterior ...
I have a 2011 fiesta (67,000 miles) and a 2014 model (27,000 miles), both S sedan. I have to say that while driving, I forget this is a subcompact, because it handles like a bigger car. The exterior looks great. The interiors are of good quality. I think this is a well thought car. It gives me 45 miles per gallon in the highway. The motor is small, but plenty of power to have the job done. Bluetooth works fine. Sound system is really good. I love it!
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Fiesta Bean

by from Haverhill, MA on July 12, 2014

I recently purchased a 2014 Ford Fiesta hatchback SE, 5 speed manual shift with a sunroof/moonroof at Regan Ford in Haverhill Ma (Love Regan). It was time for my family to purchase a new vehicle; I ha...
I recently purchased a 2014 Ford Fiesta hatchback SE, 5 speed manual shift with a sunroof/moonroof at Regan Ford in Haverhill Ma (Love Regan). It was time for my family to purchase a new vehicle; I had previously owned a 2006 Nissan Xterra (also a great car). In deciding what to buy I realized that I found myself driving alone a majority of the time in my Xterra; my wife is the primary chauffeur for the kids in her 2013 Ford Explorer (also purchased at Regan Ford and best full size SUV ever! but that’s another review). With that being said I wanted to find the smallest vehicle I could fit into with the highest MPG. At 6’3’’ 230 lbs I am actually very comfortable in the fiesta, more importantly my +1 golf clubs fit in the hatchback just fine. Days after purchasing my Fiesta I immediately had to drive 800 miles from New England to Virginia so off I went in my new Bean. The drive down was very comfortable I found that I could stretch out my legs completely while in cruise control. The ride was smooth and steady even on rough roads. I locked in the cruise control at 70 MPH and found I was getting 37 MPG, not bad. I get better MPG driving to and from work at 55 MPH where I am getting between 39-45 MPG depending on traffic. The 12 Gallon tank gives me about 400 miles and at $3.35 a gallon a fill up costs me about 35 bucks :-). The basic amenities are nice, the sync without GPS is great and I have an external GPS that I use. The seats are comfortable however the back seat is nonexistent and good for kids and storage only, no full size adult would fit. I love the manual shift in a car this small, it makes the driving experience funner and the cell phone sync allows me to still us my phone while shifting. I love the exterior styling with the Alpha nose and grill and the interior is accessible and pleasing as well. My Ford buying experience was professional and pleasurable, but that’s what we have come to expect at Regan Ford’s family owned and operated business. (no I do not work for Regan ford I just find it refreshing to have such a great buying experience and feel Regan deserves the attention.) Cons- I had to install another 12v electric port it only comes with 2 and in today’s world that’s not enough. Also as I mentioned about, I drove 800 miles at 70 MPH and I found myself thinking - I wish I had a 6th gear - (the ST comes with a manual 6 and the automatic is a 6 speed.) The sunroof/moonroof was an option, and I highly recommend getting it, in such a small car it opens up the world. Lastly I love this car for what it is, even without the 6th speed I’m glad I got the manual trans. I might have purchased the ST (sporty spice version) however I wanted to keep my price affordable and less than 20,000. If you’re in the market for a commuter MPG king get down to Regan and pick up a Bean, tell them Mitch sent ya- ;-)
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Great about town car

by from Waco, TX on July 16, 2014

I bought a Fiesta Titanium with a manual transmission about two months ago. Since I mostly drive around town, back and forth to work, this is a perfect car for me. My teen-aged daughter won't even con...
I bought a Fiesta Titanium with a manual transmission about two months ago. Since I mostly drive around town, back and forth to work, this is a perfect car for me. My teen-aged daughter won't even consider learning to drive a stick shift, so I never have to fight her over who's driving my new car and who drives the 2008 Focus (which is still in great shape, BTW, has one of the best paint finishes I've ever seen.) The steering and handling are great. Taking off in first gear can sometimes be a little jerky -- not sure if that's the car or me -- especially if stopping and making a right hand turn. It can be bumpy on uneven roads, but most of the time driving is very smooth and the car zips around, parks very easily. Love the leather interior, and my SYNC system.It has more features than I know how to use -- still learning. I bought the navigation package but haven't had to use it yet. I love that my phone syncs automatically. I plug in my iPhone and listen to Spotify or podcasts on Stitcher. I see no need for Sirius when I have these. The size of the car is perfect for me, and sometimes one other passenger. My last car was the Focus, purchased new in 2008, and I was afraid I could find the Fiesta too small but it feels just right.My 6'3" husband who normally drives an SUV enjoys driving it from time to time -- he said he forgot how much fun driving a stick shift can be. One thing I haven't seen anyone else mention is the ambient lighting on the dash (above the glove box) reflects on the passenger window at night. I don't drive much at night, but that's a problem I think they should address. I still can't get used to the side mirrors. I find the small "blind spot" mirrors just distracting. I did not opt for the sunroof -- that may be my only regret. I only have to fill up every two weeks, sometimes even a few days more. I'm getting 27.5 MPG in exclusively city driving. I found the Fiesta Titanium has everything I was looking for right out of the box.
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2014 FORD FIESTA SE RACE RED

by from HUTCHINSON, KS on October 20, 2015

ME AND MY WIFE HAD A 2011 FORD FUSION WE LOVED BUT WAS STARTING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH IT AROUND 65000 MILES SO WE STARTED LOOKING AROUND WHEN WE WENT TO FORD WE LOOKED AT THE NEW FUSION BUT DIDNT LIKE...
ME AND MY WIFE HAD A 2011 FORD FUSION WE LOVED BUT WAS STARTING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH IT AROUND 65000 MILES SO WE STARTED LOOKING AROUND WHEN WE WENT TO FORD WE LOOKED AT THE NEW FUSION BUT DIDNT LIKE HOW IF FELT IM 6'2" AND FIT JUST FINE WE BOUGHT THE 2014 IN OCT.2013 AND NOW HAVE ALMOST 60000 ON IT WITH NO PROBLEMS WE GO EVERYWHERE IN THIS CAR THE ONLY UPGRADES SO FAR ARE A 2" CAT BACK MAGNFLO EXHAUST WITCH HELPED IN PROFORMANCE WE LOVE IT AND ARE LOOKING TO BUY A SECOND ONE.
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Dangerous locking mechanism

by from Northern Kentucky on January 2, 2015

I actually like the car, but I gave it a bad review because of one single item: the power lock. If someone wants to unlock all the doors, one must get IN the car and push the button on the middle cons...
I actually like the car, but I gave it a bad review because of one single item: the power lock. If someone wants to unlock all the doors, one must get IN the car and push the button on the middle console under the radio. That can be unsafe depending on where you are. There is no fix for this: it would need to be completely redesigned. The gears shift smoothly, and there is plenty of power in the manual transmission. There are only 3500 miles on it at this point. Oh, and there appears to be no way to adjust the driver's seat to recline. Really weird. We drive it around town, but would not take it on a long trip because of the inconveniences listed above. We take our Corolla (stick or auto, we have two) on road trips where more than one person has to get in the car.
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Does not recommend this car

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Best affordable sporty looking car

by from Chicago, IL on October 26, 2014

This has different colors of neon and a great sound system. It rides pretty smooth and has alot of bells and whistles that are pretty neat.
This has different colors of neon and a great sound system. It rides pretty smooth and has alot of bells and whistles that are pretty neat.
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