The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact vehicle that is available as a sedan or a hatchback. This small car comes with a lot of standard features and offers the option to add more. For 2018, Ford made a rearview camera standard on all the models and replaced the 3.5-inch central display screen with a larger 4.2-inch screen. Ford also removed the 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine from the lineup. Here are some more details of the 2018 Ford Fiesta.

Trim Levels

Buyers can choose between the four-door sedan and the four-door hatchback. Both the sedan and the hatchback come in three different trim levels, and the hatchback also adds the performance ST trim. The base level S has 16-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler for the hatchback, and power mirrors. A step up to the SE will get you 15-inch alloy wheels and automatic headlights. If you add the SE Appearance package, it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, adds a rear spoiler to the sedan, and features fog lights in both models. The Titanium trim adds different 16-inch wheels, a chrome exterior trim, and a black grille, as well as all the contents of the Appearance package.

The ST hatchback builds on the SE with 17-inch wheels and summer performance tires. It also adds a sport-tuned suspension and dual-exhaust tips, along with upgraded brakes.

Engine

The base engine in the Fiesta is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. There is also an option for a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The ST hatchback gets a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder that will produce 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque, and it has a six-speed manual transmission.

Performance

The Fiesta is a fuel-efficient compact that will get 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the base engine equipped with the five-speed manual. The turbo engine will get 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with its manual transmission. The Fiesta has electric power steering that has a responsive feel, which makes this little car fun to drive whether it is on a straight highway or curvy back roads.

Interior

The Fiesta is small, but in the ST, the sport seats have a lot of support and a good driving position. The base trim comes with Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch center display screen, and a USB port. The SE with the Appearance package adds the Sync 3 infotainment system and a larger 6.5-inch touch screen, along with upgraded voice controls, a satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrade to the Titanium for leather upholstery, a trip computer, and an upgraded stereo system that adds HD radio. If you add the ST Recaro package to the sporty ST, you'll get heated Recaro seats.

Safety Features

All the models now come standard with a rearview camera, a knee air bag for the driver, and a system that will countersteer the car when you drive through strong crosswinds. The Titanium trim adds rear parking sensors, and it has an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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