2018 Ford Fiesta

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$14,205–$21,285 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Ford Fiesta. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    29-31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    120-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling
  • Cabin quality
  • Driving fun (ST)

The Bad

  • Smaller cabin than some competitors
  • Modest cargo space
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Unrefined dual-clutch transmission

Notable Features of the 2018 Ford Fiesta

  • Backup camera now standard
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • High-performance ST model available
  • Sedan and four-door hatchback body styles

2018 Ford Fiesta Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Fiesta is Ford's subcompact car, and it's available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. The Fiesta competes with the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note and Hyundai Accent. A performance-oriented Fiesta ST model features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.

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New for 2018

A backup camera is now standard.

Fiesta ST

The high-performance Fiesta ST has a 197-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Offered in hatchback body style, the ST features more aggressive exterior styling, a firmer suspension, a lower ride height and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

What's Special

  • Unique ST steering wheel and shift knob
  • Available Recaro seats
  • Three-mode electronic stability system with Sport and Off settings

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Latest 2018 Fiesta Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Definitely worth the money

by Shortt on July 13, 2018

I think this vehicle is a good transportation vehicle for young people and/or recent college graduates who are starting with their new careers. Especially since it doesn't necessarily break the bank ... Read full review

(4.0)

Basic Transportation That Works Well

by Fiesta Fan DFW from Dallas, Texas on June 24, 2018

For someone who needs a new car, but is on a budget, the Ford Fiesta is a very good option. Many years ago, I used to own a Ford Escort, of which the Fiesta is the worthy successor model. The engine ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Ford Fiesta currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Ford Fiesta has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Fiesta received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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