2020 Ford Fiesta

#30
in Sedans
2020 MODEL
$14,260 - $15,490

5.8

Overall Rating

FILTER BY YEAR

FILTER BY STYLE

INDIGO

2020 Ford Fiesta Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 26, 2019


The Ford Fiesta  has been amongst the most enjoyable cars to drive in its segment. It offers great handling, decent power for its size and has a ton of Character. Although it has been running in its first generation since it was launched in 2011, its value for money composition, has always kept it sparkling among its segment.

Ford wont be making any cars apart from the Mustang after 2020, a move that would allow Ford to concentrate more on its SUV business. Having that said, we wont be able to see new Fiesta's from next year. However, even in its last model year, Ford has experimented some reshuffling in the Fiesta, in anticipation of a warmer goodbye to one of its most popular products.

See detailed review »

Pros

Energetic engine

Impressive handling

Decent built quality and features for its class

Cons

Low Cargo Space

What's New?

1.4-liter turbocharged engine is standard across all trims, dropping the 1.8 liter


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$14260

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

97 cu.in.

horsepower

120 hp @ 6350 rpm

torque

112 lbs.-ft @ 5000 rpm

transmission

5-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

front independent suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

57.7/57.7

dimensions

wheelbase

98 in.

length

173.5 in.

width

67.8 in.

height

58 in.

curb weight

2578 lbs.

ground clearance

4.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/35 mpg

highway range

434 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Ford Fiesta in Bohai Bay Mint Metallic color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Ingot Silver Metallic color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Lightning Blue Metallic color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Magnetic Metallic color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Oxford White color  2020 Ford Fiesta in Shadow Black color  2020 Ford Fiesta in White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat color
Bohai Bay Mint Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

5.5

Engine And Performance

4.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

4.0

Safety

2.0

5.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Fiesta S

S

power
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$14,260


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) Starting at $14,260 MSRP (27/30/35) 120 hp @ 6350 rpm, 1.6 L, I-4, regular unleaded
5-speed manual front wheel drive 5   Ingot Silver Metallic
  Oxford White
  Shadow Black

 2020 Ford Fiesta SE

SE

power
120 hp @ 6350 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$15,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M) Starting at $15,490 MSRP (27/30/35) 120 hp @ 6350 rpm, 1.6 L, I-4, regular unleaded
5-speed manual front wheel drive 5   Ingot Silver Metallic
  Magnetic Metallic
  Outrageous Green Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  Oxford White
  Shadow Black

Expert Review

5.8

Overall Rating


What does one look for in asub-compact car? Low price, fuel economy and some practicality perhaps. However, add an elegant styling, sporty handling, advanced features and yes the driving fun and the whole package now seems more than overwhelming. Well, this is pretty much what the Ford Fiesta is all about and something which has consistently kept it in the top tier of its business, since the last 42 years.

In its last year of production, the Fiesta gets some minor tweaks which are mostly based around re-organization of the trim levels. With the changes oriented towards simplification of its trim line and along with last year's price tag, the Fiesta is looking for some more final hugs, before its departure.


5.5/10
Features

 

4.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

4.0/10
Exterior

 

2.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Ford Fiesta Features

5.5/10

For the 2020 model year, Ford has scrapped the Titanium trim, and the Fiesta is now available in just two trims, the base S and the SE. Both the trims share a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine as standard. the base S comes equipped with extensive list of goods and utilities, while the SE trim adds some extras to that already healthy sheet.

Trim

S

SE

Price

$14,260

$15,490

Features

Comes with these as Standard

Adds/Upgrades features from “SE”

 

Chrome Upper Grill Bars and Surround

Trip Computer

 

Single CD AM/FM/Radio with SYNC applink

Overhead console with storage

 

Body Colored Door Handles, Front and Rear Bumpers

Power Windows with Driver One Touch Up down Features

 

Easy Fuel Cap less Fuel Filter

Twin Chrome Tipped Exhaust

 

15” Steel Wheels with Silver painted Covers

15” Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels

 

Twin Chamber Quad Beam Halogen Headlamps with Black Bezels

Audio controls on steering wheel
 

Torque Vectoring with Hill Start Assist

Dusk sensing headlamps
 

12V Front Auxiliary Power point

Cruise control
 

Front Center Console Armrest

Navigation with 6.5" Color Touchscreen
 

2 Front and 1 Rear Cup holder

 
 

Manual Tilt, Telescoping Steering Wheel

 
 

Multifunction Message Center with LCD Screen and Auxiliary Audio Input

 
 

60/40 Split 2 way manual adjust rear seats

 
 

Electronic Power Assist Steering

 
 

6-way driver and 4-way passenger, manual adjust seats

 

We Recommend

Its better to get the SE trim. With just an additional premium of $1230, you get your Fiesta in its most loaded form, everything that you would expect from a car at this price point with features like navigation, cruise control, power windows, and on-steering controls.

2020 Ford Fiesta Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Its 120-horsepower rating is average for the class, and although this isn't a necessarily brisk engine, its smooth power delivery makes it enjoyable to drive- MSN.com

Engine and Transmission

Ford offered the Fiesta at first with 2 set of motor choices, to be specific a 3 Cylinder Turbo and a normally aspirated 1.6L engine. The previous engine didn't turn out to be as well known among the masses because of its value matching some higher segment vehicles.

The 1.6L Inline 4 Cylinder is the work horse for the 2020 Fiesta. It offers 120HP and 112lbs-ft of Torque, which is similar to other Cars of the section. The Engine is exceptionally smooth in activity and has enough left in store to wave through City Traffic.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

MSRP

$14,260

$16,295

$13,255

$15,880

$16,195

$16,370

Engine

1.6L I4

1.4L Turbo I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

1.5L I4

Transmission

5 Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

5 Speed Manual

6 Speed Manual

6-speed AMT

6-Speed Manual

Horsepower(hp.)

120@6350rpm

138@4900rpm

109@6,000rpm

130@6300rpm

130@6300

106@6000rpm

Torque(lbs.-ft.)

112@5000rpm

148@250rpm0

107@4,400rpm

119@4850rpm

119@4850

103@4000rpm

The Transmission duties are handled by a Slick Shifting and Superb 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, This is probably the Best Performing Transmission in this comparison as the Gear Shifts are Precise and engaging to shift gears through.

For those looking for a more Hassle Free driving experience, Ford offers a Dual Clutch Transmission as an option on both the trims for an additional $1,000.

Acceleration

The Heft of the Fiesta and the dated 1.6L inline 4 Engine of the 2020 Fiesta doesn't help its motivation in its quest for being one of the quickest hatchbacks in the segment.

Execution Aficionados anyway have the choice of moving to the Fiesta ST as it offers extraordinary quickening from an exceptionally intense engine

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.1

8.2*

9.9*

9.3

8.5

8.2

Quarter mile(seconds)

17.2

NA

17.6*

17.0

16.7

16.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2578

2796

2395

2502

2714

2385

Engine

1.6L I4

1.4L Turbo I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

1.6L I4

1.5L I4

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.7

NA

NA

5.5*

5.5

4.9

*Based on Previous Year Data

The Nissan Versa Note is the Slowest of this lot because of its underpowered motor. The Ford ranks second worst in the 0-60 run due to its hefty weight and Engine while the Chevy Sonic and the Toyota Yaris lead the pack.

Ride and Handling

One of the Highlights and a Top Selling Point of the Fiesta has to be its Handling. The new Generation of the Fiesta was created in Europe and thus the Handling radiates Typical European Flair. The Steering is exceptionally responsive and responds to driver inputs quicker than some other vehicles in this segment while the Chassis keeps the Body stable amid tight turns.

With a Stiff Tuned Suspension, the Fiesta doesn't feel as Comfortable to ride in Cities. Hindrances and potholes can be felt at rates over 25mph and may become relatively uncomfortable at higher velocities.

Braking

The Braking Performance of the Fiesta is like alternate Cars in this comparison. The brakes offer a respectable byte and will in general perform fine in everyday use.

Under substantial braking conditions, there might be a touch of Nose Dive yet isn't disrupting in any situation with the brakes guaranteeing the Car ceasing at the correct minute.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

Brake Front (in.)

10.2

10.8

10

11

11

10.2

Brake Rear (in.)

7.9

9.0

8

8

8

7.9

70-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

NA

188

NA

182

179

While we can’t comment on the Braking Distance of the Fiesta for now, we do feel it will be similar to other sedans in the segment.

2020 Ford Fiesta Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Fuel Economy from the 2020 Ford Fiesta Sedan positions among the best 50% of the section. The Fiesta anyway could have improved the situation in the event that it wasn't so overwhelming, which will in general diminish the MPG Figure.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

MPG (city)

27

28

27

28

28

30

MPG (highway)

35

37

36

37

37

39

MPG (combined)

30

32

30

31

32

34

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gallons)

12.4

12.2

10.8

11.9

11.9

11.6

The Fuel Tank Capacity of the Ford is the biggest in this comparison and as a result, the range 334Miles on a standard full tank ensures fewer trips to the fuel station.

2020 Ford Fiesta Interior

8.0/10

“The Fiesta has a few touches here and there that let you know Ford is trying to make you feel special” –Edmunds.com

Ergonomics and Comfort

The Fiesta offers Seating Space for 5 Adults yet in all reality, things are somewhat different. The Front Head Room, Leg Room and Shoulder Room will be OK for average height travelers. Things anyway get somewhat dodgy when we get to the back.

The Rear Seating region in principle can situate 3 Adults however in actuality, it should be best left for Short Adults or Children. The Headroom isn't extraordinary and taller riders may discover their Head contacting the Roof all the more regularly.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front Head

39.1

38.7

39.8

38.9

38.9

38.2

Front Shoulder

52.7

53.4

51.7

54.2

54.1

53.1

Front Leg

43.6

41.8

41.8

42.1

42.1

41.9

Rear Head

37.1

37.8

36.6

37.3

37.4

36.8

Shoulder Head

49.0

53.0

51.7

53.7

53.3

50.0

Leg Head

31.2

34.6

37.0

33.5

33.5

34.4

The Rear Shoulder Room isn’t the best in Class as well and the dark interiors add to the Claustrophobic feeling inside the Sedan.

The Seating Materials aren’t of the best Quality as well and the Cushioning of the Seats could have been better. The Windows don’t fully roll down and this adds to the feeling of lack of space inside the cabin.

Infotainment

One of the Strong points of the 2020 Ford Fiesta Sedan is its Infotainment System. The SYNC Infotainment interface from Ford is a standout amongst the rivals and is quite easy to utilize and learn.

Ford Engineers have invested a great deal of energy in improving the general understanding of the framework and it appearance. The Layout is plain and straightforward with the screen demonstrating the different connectivity alternatives like Sirius XM, Phone Connectivity by means of Apple Car Play or Android Auto, Bluetooth.

The Ford MyKey enables passengers to put a limit on their speed and volume of the Music you are playing.

Interior Features

The Ford Fiesta has a good set of Interior Features which are very intuitive and easy to use. Some of those include

  • Ford MyKey
  • 12V Front and Rear power point
  • Cruise Control
  • 5” touchscreen infotainment system
  • USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity
  • Front Console Center Armrest
  • Multifunction Message Center with LCD Screen
  • 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seats
  • 4 Way Manual Adjust driver seat and 2 way manual adjust passenger seat

Cargo Capacity

The Cargo Space inside the 2020 Ford Fiesta Sedan is the lowest in this comparison. However, that being said, it is more than sufficient in carrying groceries or other stuff from the shopping mall.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

Cargo Volume (cu-ft.)

12.8

14.9

14.9

13.7

13.7

13.5

The Chevy Sonic tops the list in this comparison while the Ford has a lot of catching up to do with its near 2cu-ft deficit in space.

2020 Ford Fiesta Exterior

4.0/10
Shoppers are probably not drawn into showrooms for the 2020 Ford Fiesta’s styling. The 2020 Fiesta hatchback has some nice curves- TheCarConnection.com

Design

There are not a lot of things to talk about the Design of the 2020 Ford Fiesta Sedan.

Ford has proceeded with its Aston Martin inspired design for the Front Portion of the outsides of the 2020 Fiesta Hatchback (Ford owned Aston Martin in the 90's with Volvo under an entity named the Premier Automotive Group).

There is a liberal utilization of Chrome in the Front flame broil of the Fiesta. The Quad Beam Headlamps with Black Surround do look modern and adds to the otherwise plain desing of the Ford.

Exterior Dimensions

Seeing from the Outside, the 2020 Ford Fiesta Sedan looks quite compact in size. The genuine measurements propose a similar truth as the Height and Width of the Fiesta is smaller when compared with the rivals.

Models

Ford Fiesta S Sedan

Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan

Nissan Versa S Sedan

Hyundai Accent SE Sedan

Kia Rio LX Sedan

Toyota Yaris L Sedan

Length(in)

173.5

173.9

175.4

172.6

172.6

171.2

Width(in)

67.8

68.3

66.7

68.1

67.9

66.7

Height(in)

58.1

59.7

59.6

57.1

57.1

58.5

Ground clearance (in)

NA

NA

6.8

NA

5.5

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

98.0

99.4

102.4

101.6

101.6

101.2

The Fiesta in length stands in the middle of this comparison while it is nearly the Shortest in this comparison. This is a reason why the Space inside the Cabin of the Fiesta doesn’t exude space.

Exterior Features

Though there is not a lot to talk about the design of the 2020 Fiesta Sedan, Ford has encapsulated some decent set of features in the Exteriors of the Fiesta. Some of those features include

  • Solar Tinted Glass
  • Keyless Entry
  • Black Beltline
  • Lower Black Grill
  • Twin Chamber Quad Beam Halogen Headlamps with Black Surround Bezel

2020 Ford Fiesta Safety

2.0/10

The 2020 Ford Fiesta offers the vast majority of the Safety Features that different Cars in the portion offer. You have the typical speculates like Anti-Lock Braking frameworks with Electronic Brake constrain Distribution as Standard. You additionally get Remote Keyless Entry and a Securi Lock Passive Anti-Theft System has standard. The other safety features include

  • Tire Pressure monitoring system
  • Rear View camera
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Side Curtain, Driver Knee and Front Airbags with 7 other Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Torque vectoring

2020 Ford Fiesta Competition

Ford Fiesta Sedan vs Kia Rio Sedan

The Kia Rio is one of the most powerful and feature rich sedans in the Compact Sedan space. The Ford however matches the Kia in terms of overall Fuel Average and outruns the Kia in the overall range offered. The Kia also can’t match the handling that the Ford offers. The Ford with its near $2,000 difference from the Kia does seem to be a value prospect for people looking for a sedan which is fun to drive but not concerned with the list of features.

Ford Fiesta Sedan vs Nissan Versa Sedan

The Nissan Versa is one of the most spacious compact sedans in the segment. The Rear passenger space inside the Versa is one of the best in the segment and the Cargo Space is something, which the Ford just can’t match. The Fiesta however has a more powerful engine and a MPG figure similar to that of the Versa. The Fiesta is also extremely peppy and fun to drive as compared to the dull driving characteristics of the versa.

Ford Fiesta Sedan vs Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

The Chevrolet Sonic Sedan offers the highest performance in this comparison with the Power and Torque Figures of the Ford falling pale in comparison. The Sonic’s 14.9cu ft. Cargo Capacity puts the Ford’s 12.8cu ft. of Storage to shame. The Ford is the more fun to drive Car among the two despite the less powerful engine.

2020 Ford Fiesta Final Verdict

The 2020 Ford Fiesta has attended to some of the issues that the 2018 Fiesta showcased. It offers a better cargo space and the Fuel Efficiency has been worked on as well.

The Interiors of the Ford however still isn’t the best as far as Space and Roominess is concerned. Nonetheless, what the Ford offers is a Superb Infotainment System that is truly outstanding in class as far as Usability and Intuitiveness is concerned.

All in all, if space isn't your best need and you are searching for a conservative sedan that does fine in finishing day to day errands while making that drive very fun and energizing, there is no Sedan better than the 2020 Ford Fiesta.