Ford Fiesta

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $13,200
MPG 33.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback Scores for this style only
SedanSedan Scores for this style only
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 85
2011 models 84
2010 models 86
2009 models 86

Edmunds.com

06/23/11
2011-06-23
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

Until fairly recently, American economy cars had been about as enticing as a tofu burger. But the 2012 Ford Fiesta is as mouthwatering as an In-n-Out Double-Double.

CarReview.com

10/09/12
2012-10-09
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

Aside from its lack of straight line urge, the Fiesta is a worthy product, with attractive interior and exterior design, good packaging and a base price of $17,500 that will entice many bargain hunters into a Ford dealership for a closer look.

Edmunds.com

02/09/12
2012-02-09
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Bill Visnic Bill Visnic Score Pending 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan

The 2012 Ford Fiesta SFE is one of the higher-style, higher-quality choices in its market segment. It stands out in the crowd because of its high-quality appearance and excellent driving dynamics, two things that make this car a pleasure to drive every time you’re behind the wheel.

CNET.com

06/20/12
2012-06-20
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

As a subcompact car, the 2012 Ford Fiesta faces pretty fierce competition. Sync and AppLink give it an impressive techie edge, while the body design and decent fuel economy lend to overall practicality, but the car does not punch above its class in comfort.

New Car Test Drive

01/12/12
2012-01-12
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Tom Lankard Tom Lankard 6.4 out of 10 2012 Ford Fiesta Sedan

The Ford Fiesta is a fresh entry in an increasingly popular and important market, the small, fuel efficient runabout. It feels right at home running around town and slips conveniently into fleeting gaps in stop and go urban traffic.

Automobile Magazine

06/28/10
2010-06-28
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The 2011 Fiesta has great looks, high-quality interior, and brilliant handling. Oh, and it has Bluetooth. And here you thought the big news was that Ford didn’t take the bailout money. Sheesh.

DriverSide.com

05/12/10
2010-05-12
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Brian Alexander Brian Alexander 7.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Fiesta Sedan

A quick stint behind the wheel will assure you that this is, in fact, a lithe, nimble and truly involving vehicle. What’s more, it is primarily being marketed as a hatchback, proving that truly, the game has changed.

MSN Autos

07/16/10
2010-07-16
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Tom Wilson Tom Wilson Score Pending 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

If the Fiesta’s excellent fuel economy, technical competency and many features aren’t enough for you, we think the price tag will seal the deal.

AOL Autos

05/16/10
2010-05-16
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Phil Berg Phil Berg Score Pending 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The 2011 Fiesta is comfortable inside with no shortage of safety equipment. The nimble, responsive chassis gives the driver confidence on crowded freeways and twisty backroads. The smoothness of the driveline makes the Fiesta feel more refined than its low price suggests, too.

SpeedSportLife.com

04/26/10
2010-04-26
89
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Jack Baruth Jack Baruth 5.3 out of 10 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The days of penalty-box small Fords are long gone. In fact, this Fiesta is so expensive-feeling that one wonders exactly where the differentiation between it and the new Focus is going to come from.

Detroit News

04/29/10
2010-04-29
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is more than a top-notch subcompact. It’s a good car through and through. It just happens to simply be the best one available with a starting price tag under $14,000.

Los Angeles Times

05/20/10
2010-05-20
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Susan Carpenter Susan Carpenter Score Pending 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback

The frisky, affordable Ford Fiesta seems to have hit the sweet spot of fuel economy and up-to-the-minute technology, wrapping it all in a wash of electrifying colors that may zap the math that small + car = boring.

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