2013 Ford Fiesta Review

  • Performance
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.9 of 5.0
  • Interior
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.0 of 5.0
09 Oct 2013

The Ford Fiesta, for a while now, has been America’s leading subcompact. Offering a decent visual appeal coupled with exceptional fuel economy, the 2013 Ford Fiesta is, without a doubt, an improvement on the previous models. There are several new features for you to check out, but the price remains at the same affordable level as it was before. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that this is one car the offers more value than its price suggests.

Here is an overview of the main features and specifications of the 2013 Ford Fiesta.

What’s New?

One look at the 2013 Ford Fiesta is enough for you to discover that some changes have been made to its appearance. Ford seems to have found the perfect balance between equipment and features. Furthermore, the trim levels have also been upgraded. There are three trim levels for you to choose from: Titanium, S and SE. Each trim is available in two versions, hatchback and sedan. This means there are six different versions you can select from.


The 2013 Ford Fiesta offers much better control and response than the previous model. Once on the road, you will see that the car responds to your every command, be it changing the gear or pressing the brake. This results in a comfortable and smooth driving experience every time you take it out for a drive. It also features an electric power steering system which improves the steering and handling considerably.


It is the powertrain where you might find the 2013 Fiesta lacking. The car has a 4-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum horsepower of 120. For people who want to buy a powerful vehicle, the 2013 Ford Fiesta is definitely not an option. The car is available in both a 5-speed manual and automatic transmission. Both transmissions enhance the driving experience and enable you to accelerate and rev up the engine smoothly.

Special Features

A couple of ‘special’ features are worth mentioning. The best of all is the SYNC infotainment system. Ford has really upgraded the system and you can easily control it with your voice. A lot of fun is in store for you. The second notable feature is the Integrated Blind-Spot Mirrors. They ensure you spot each and every car on the road. So if you ever missed spotting a car on the periphery of the mirror when driving, consider that a thing of the past.


One area where the 2013 absolutely crushes the competition is the interior. You can choose between black and white leather seating for the heated front seats. You can also choose the color for the ambient lighting based on your preference. There are multiple options available for you to select from. Overall, the design is comfortable, visually appealing and offers plenty of headroom and legroom for the passengers.

Overall, the 2013 Ford Fiesta is among the best subcompact cars on the market today. Given the fact that you can buy it for as low as $14,000, it may well be the best value for money car available now.