Consumer Reviews Summary
17 of 29 (58%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Ford Fiesta Overview
A year has passed since its 2011 return to American shores, and the 2012 Ford Fiesta is back with a few minor improvements, as well as the the same combination of style and drivability that shook up the subcompact segment.
New for 2012 are integrated blind spot mirrors on both side mirrors that help you with lane changes and other maneuvers as well as a changed final drive ratio on the manual-transmission, which means that the Fiesta has slightly quicker acceleration from a standstill. Other modifications are trim specific and serve to enhance the look of the Fiesta, inside and out.
Under the hood is an efficient 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder, which might seem down on power until you consider the Fiesta’s small stature. This engine offers more than enough pep and its low displacement (size of the engine) helps those gas mileage numbers to remain high. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Ford touts the Fiesta’s fuel economy as one of the main reasons to buy the car, and with figures like 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, it’s easy to see why. If you want to squeeze even more efficiency out of the Fiesta, a super fuel economy package is available that bumps the highway number up to 40 mpg.
The 2012 Fiesta is available in both sedan and five-door hatchback forms. Inside, the Fiesta has superior fit and finish, as well as a greater number of features than other cars in this class. In order to keep the base price low, the standard features list is pretty thin, with an auxiliary audio input jack, air conditioning, and a split folding rear seat rounding out the list. Available options include two-tune trim, leather seating, heated front seats, remote/push-button start, power moonroof, and Ford’s SYNC connectivity suite with Bluetooth®.
When it comes to safety, the Fiesta has you covered, with a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS and a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA. Standard safety features include seven standard airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag), antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.
Still offering arguably the best styling and lots of desirable features, the 2012 Ford Fiesta doesn’t drop a beat, and with its great fuel economy can keep the party going a long, long time.