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Used Car: 2013 Ford Fiesta Review

Review Last Updated: 9/30/14

The 2013 Ford Fiesta gets excellent gas mileage and reviewers liked its stylish cabin and said that sharp steering makes it a lot of fun behind the wheel.

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Equipped with a four-cylinder engine, test drivers thought the 2013 Ford Fiesta delivers sufficient power on city streets but feels strained while passing or merging onto the highway. They recommended the standard five-speed manual transmission for its easy shift action, and said the available six-speed automated manual can delay downshifts when additional power is needed. The 2013 Fiesta gets an EPA-estimated 29/39 mpg city/highway with either transmission, which is very good for the class. Reviewers praised the 2013 Fiesta’s handling, saying that sharp steering and excellent body control make it a joy to drive. The ride is composed, yet comfortable, and most bumps are absorbed, they added.      

The 2013 Ford Fiesta has a stylish cabin, reviewers said, citing the use of upscale materials and a sleek fit and finish. Auto critics wrote that there’s plenty of room in the front seats, even for tall drivers, though like most subcompact cars, legroom is at a premium in the back seat. At 12.8 cubic feet, the 2013 Fiesta sedan’s trunk is smaller than other trunks in the class and the hatchback also offers substantially less space than rivals’ cargo holds. The Fiesta comes with a four-speaker stereo and an auxiliary jack. Available features include power windows and door locks, cruise control, a power moonroof and Ford’s voice-activated SYNC system with Bluetooth and a USB port. A few critics noted that the audio controls can be difficult to reach and confusing to use.

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The 2013 Honda Fit has one of the largest cargo holds in the class and features a Magic Seat, which flips in different ways to accommodate a variety of passenger and cargo combinations. Reviewers said the Fit is fun to drive, and they liked its spacious cabin and roomy back seat.

Like the Fiesta, the 2013 Hyundai Accent comes in sedan and hatchback body styles and both have more cargo space than comparable Fiesta models. The Accent gets good fuel economy for the class and auto writers noted that it offers a comfortable ride.

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