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Avg. Price Paid: $11,585 - $14,976
Original MSRP: $13,200 - $18,200
MPG: 29 City / 39 Hwy
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2013 Ford Fiesta Interior

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Reviewers like the 2013 Ford Fiesta’s interior design, saying it’s made with quality materials. They also like its front seats, noting that they’re comfortable. But like many small cars, the 2013 Fiesta doesn’t have an abundance of rear-seat room or cargo space.

  • "Better than the subcompact norm, though not outstanding by absolute standards. Part of the dashboard is padded, as are the door armrests. The remaining plastics are just OK for appearance." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "With its soft-touch dash top, metallic accents, edgy styling and tight build quality, the Fiesta's cabin has a premium vibe that's unexpected in an economy car. The Titanium trim and its available Interior Styling packages go even further in making this subcompact look and feel special." -- Edmunds 
  • "To find a reason to pick the Fiesta over its Asian competitors, look inside. Ford has done a masterful job with the Fiesta's interior styling and execution, offering a number of distinctive interior choices, such as white/black leather seating, contrasting piping and plum leather seating surfaces." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Not only is the interior a welcoming cockpit, with a contemporary design--from the instrument panel, to the thick, formed steering wheel, to comfortable seats for adults of all sizes--but the packaging is sufficient to carry it all." -- AutoWeek (2011)

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Seating

Most reviewers agree that the Fiesta’s front seats are accommodating, though one says taller drivers may not have enough legroom. One test driver notes that legroom can be a little tight in the back seat, particularly if the front seat is pushed back for a taller driver, but this is common in this class. Cloth upholstery comes standard on the 2013 Fiesta, while leather upholstery and heated front seats are available on the Titanium trim.

  • "An average-size adult can sit behind another average-size adult, but legroom almost completely disappears if the front seat is set to accommodate a tall person." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "You see, the subcompact Fiesta is a real car, with real front seats that adjust enough for our lofty friend and a telescoping steering wheel that reaches far out to greet him. Just because the Fiesta is small doesn't mean its driver must be similarly small." -- Edmunds
  • "So while the Fiesta is definitely compact outside, the interior is actually generous for front-seaters in all dimensions." -- MSN (2012) 

Interior Features

The 2013 Ford Fiesta comes standard with air conditioning and a four-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input jack. Available features include cruise control, power windows and door locks, keyless entry and ignition, a moonroof and Ford’s Sync system, which adds voice recognition, a USB port and Bluetooth.

The 2013 Fiesta draws criticism from some reviewers, who say that its audio controls can be difficult to use. One reviewer notes that their high location on the dashboard makes them hard to reach.

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  • "Instrumentation is a bit on the small side. We're not entirely crazy about this car's unconventional audio controls. Their placement high on the central dashboard stack puts many functions out of easy reach." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "However, sometimes you don't want to use voice controls -- say, when surfing through an iPod playlist -- and in those moments the Fiesta's physical buttons and controls aren't as intuitive as those in the Rio and others." -- Edmunds 
  • "Navigation is not available, something most of its competitors offer, but between affordable accessory units and smart phones with GPS functions, this omission does not feel serious." -- Kelley Blue Book 

Cargo

The Fiesta sedan has 12.8 cubic feet of trunk space, which is good for a small car. The hatchback model has 15.4 cubic feet of space, which can expand to 26 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Some reviewers say that both body styles offer a useful amount of cargo space, though one test driver notes that hatchbacks like the Honda Fit and Kia Rio offer more room overall. 

  • "Fiesta falls short of its boxier competitors. The hatchback's cargo hold is narrower than you might expect. Oddly enough, it's better in the longer sedan, as there's a section that widens behind the rear wheel wells." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "At 12.8 cubic feet, the sedan's trunk capacity is competitive within its class. The Fiesta hatchback offers a bit less than that with its rear seat up. Unfortunately, the seats don't fold completely flat, and the Fiesta's 26 cubes of maximum cargo capacity fall considerably short of the Fit and Rio." -- Edmunds
  • "Storage room is surprisingly large, both in the sedan's trunk and the hatchback's rear." -- MSN

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