2012 Ford Fiesta Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Ford Fiesta against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2012 Ford FiestaReview
Sara writes:
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I absolutely love this compact car! I get 36.3 mpg!! There is nothing I dont love about this vehicle.

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Guru9ZT6TS writes:
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I just love it i think it a great car

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2012 Ford FiestaReview
Kyletenny86 writes:
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So far, the car drives smooth. There are no problems. The title is clean. My only gripe with the car is that the Bluetooth audio doesnt work when synced to my phone. Ill probably have to do some troubleshooting and look it up on the internet, but the car is a great fine. 80,000 miles for $6000 cash is not bad at all. Thanks Car Gurus!

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Dusty writes:
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The car and price were great. The dealer fees were outrageous!

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2012 Ford Fiesta SE HatchbackReview
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Fantastic Little Car —

Purchased this car in July of 2012 to replace my Jeep Cherokee. Was purchased for $17,500. Mine is an SE hatchback model with cruise control, Sync, Premium Stereo, LED parking lamps, and 15 inch wheels. This car gets amazing gas mileage, Im averaging 37mpg with mixed city and highway driving. I can get well over 40 on the highway on longer trips. And even mostly all around city driving will get me about 30. Im often going close to 2 weeks without filling up these days, the tank is small but that doesnt matter as it lasts 400+ miles! The car handles very nicely, unlike most electric power steering cars this one actually has road feel to it. In addition even though its a small car it absorbs the bumps on the highway extremely well, and the car is very quiet at highway speeds. The hatchback has great storage, and the stereo system sounds outstanding. Its not the fastest car out there, its small 1.6 liter engine only produces about 120HP but given that it only has about 2500 pounds to pull it has great pick up. When it comes to braking it stops on a dime. The interior quality is high. The interior has few hard plastics, no shiny plastics, and few panel gaps. I only have a few minor complaints about this car. The front seats dont recline, the back seat is small, and the stereo system takes some time to adjust to the layout is awkward at first. The visibility is good for its class, far better than the Hyundai Accent/Kia Rio which has horrendous rear visibility. Updated 8/16/2016. I traded this vehicle in with 75000 miles on it. Over the course of those 75000 miles and 4 years of ownership it gave me virtually no problems outside of breaking down once due to a grounding issue that was repaired for free under warranty and the sound system failing on me which was repaired under the extended warranty. Overall this car was an outstanding little car one just would have to get used to the odd quirks of the Ford Powershift Transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Mileage, Handling, Stereo, Quietness at highway speeds.

Cons: Small back seat, stereo system can be confusing.

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2012 Ford Fiesta SEReview
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Overall A Good Car. — We liked the vehicle as a total package. Lots of nice features, handled well, amazing MPG, very modern and updated style. However, it is a small vehicle, not a lot of room. Also, not the best transmission in the vehicle. But it worked well for us.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great MPG, very modern and updated, lots of nice features. Overall and nice car to drive.

Cons: Not the best transmission in the vehicle. Also, very small.

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2012 Ford Fiesta SEReview
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This Car Is Beyond Suitable For Any Driver, Young To Old. — There truly was not much i did not like about this vehicle. Incredibly comfortable drive, extremely cheap to fuel, easy to maintain and take care of. I would recommend this car to any beginner driver learning the ropes, or a life long driver looking to save money at the pump.

Pros: It is hard to find a car with this good of gas mileage. I can typically drive up to two full weeks without filling up, and when i do i spend no more than $35. Very comfortable drive for the driver and front passenger. Very easy to maintain, will last a very long time. Acceleration, breaking, and handling all top of its class.

Cons: Back seat is not ideal for everyday use, unless being used by children. Leg room is rather limited for adults. Lacks in power, however, much more powerful than a hybrid or electric car.

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Tango! — His performance is excelent!, i'm very happy with this car! Is a small 120hp 1,6L engine but, is very fast!...I've been 2 and a half months with it. This is a fun car to drive, because he had electric steering wheel, which is very soft.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Is very nice car, is some pretty, and the maintenance is reazonable/

Cons: For nothing!...

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2012 Ford Fiesta SE HatchbackReview
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2012 Ford Fiesta / Good, Dependable, Affordable. — Overall, the car is relitivly fun to drive. it has alot of "comfort technology" such as satilite radio and Ford's SYNC voice recognition system. The Syling is a fairly sporty european look. I'd recommend to a small family ( 3-4 ) in need of a low monthly transportation cost.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i have room for a growing family, and the payments are affordable, also, i average 35 miles a gallon. a 12.4 gal tank gets me 430 miles on average.

Cons: not much get up and go but it wasnt desinged for that either.

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2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback Review
GuruTTB8G says:
Compact; plenty of zip; great on gas; perfect for apprehensive Asian female driver, for whom this test was taken.
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Reviews From Other Years

2019 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Review By Renee

I like the fiesta, I had one in the past it is a reliable car. It looks good, it gets great gas mileage, and it is a FORD! I would compare this car to the Chevy Cruze, or the Honda civic. Read More

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2018 Ford Fiesta Reviews

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Review By Issamar

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2017 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Review By Guru9Y6ZZB

I got a great car. It has nice features for a great value. Read More

2016 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Review By Cole

The car is fun to drive. It definitely has that going for it. However it is a cheaply made car. Im concerned about future reliability. Also, of you drive it hard, and stay in the turbo, your fuel ... Read More

Review By Dakosick

This is a nice car, good commuter or newer driver. It’s a good value compared to similar models. Read More

2015 Ford Fiesta Reviews

Review By MetteE2021

I think it would be a great car. It’s just the wrong color, for me. I had a 2014 green Ford Fiesta. Wish I hadn’t got rid of it. Read More

Review By Guru9T5H59

Great dealer and my daughter just loves her first car. Read More

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