Home Build & Price Reviews 2019 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback – Build & Price Review

2019 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback – Build & Price Review

by Frank

The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car with seating for five and it is offered in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. Power comes from a 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which matches with a five-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A high-performance Fiesta ST includes a 197-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that teams with a six-speed manual.

Just the 2019 Ford Fiesta SE tier comes as either a sedan and a hatchback. The S configuration is sedan only while the higher-performance ST-Line and ST trims are hatchbacks only. Hatchback configuration for the SE adds $300.

Each 2019 Ford Fiesta includes seven airbags (front, front side, driver’s knee, and full-size side-curtain). Then there are the compulsory anti-lock brakes (discs at each corner of the ST, rear drums on the others), and stability and traction control.

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Configurations

The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car offered in two body styles: sedan and a four-door hatchback. The sedan is available at S and SE trims, while the hatchback is sold from the SE and ST-Line trims along with a high-performance ST version. The reasonably priced entry-level model S is equipped, however, the SE provides more tech features, like the Sync 3 infotainment program with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The high-performance ST includes a six-speed manual, a sport-tuned suspension, and a solid turbocharged engine.

The Fiesta ST adds a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (197 hp, 202 lb-ft) that is paired only to a six-speed manual transmission. Also included are 17-inch wheels and tires with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, and quicker steering. You also get keyless entry and ignition, distinctive interior configuration, a trip computer, adjustable lumbar support for the driver, automatic climate control, and an 8-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio. The ST Recaro package adds heated Recaro front sport seats (like height adjustments), leather and fabric upholstery and heated mirrors. Also available are black 17-inch wheels and tires with red brake calipers.

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Interior

The 2019 Ford Fiesta’s interior is comfortable for front-seat passengers, but a bit cramped when it comes to rear-seat legroom, especially when compared to a vehicle such as the Kia Rio. The sedan offers a spacious trunk, and both sedan and hatchback feature 60/40-folding rear seats that boost cargo volume to over 25 cubic feet. The base model S spec provides most essentials, but the SE is better equipped. Regardless of spec, you will discover a handsome interior built of high quality materials and strong assembly. Upscale features include heated front seats, a capability sunroof, navigation and, for the ST, Recaro seats.

Exterior

The 2019 Ford Fiesta wears a trendy and distinctive suit. Attractive and contemporary as a 4-door sedan or more functional 5-door hatchback, the recent Fiesta never turns heads for the wrong reasons. In addition to consuming more freight, the hatchback is very attractive, offering better proportions and a sportier physique. The Fiesta ST is endowed with a more competitive style befitting its high-performance intentions, including bigger wheels and tires and tires, a deeper front spoiler, ST badging and two chrome exhaust pipes.

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Features

The cheapest 2019 Fiesta is the S sedan, but even it’s nicely equipped. Standard fare includes a 4.2-inch screen, 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio with auxiliary input, rearview monitor, ac, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, capability door locks, Hill Start Assist, dual USB inputs, and keyless entry. You may, however, still need to crank your windows. SE models add cruise control, capability windows, and the MyKey system. The sporty ST configuration adds a 6-speed manual transmission, sport suspension, auto temp control, rear spoiler, and 17-inch wheels and tires. The ST-Line has many of the ST’s attributes but without the turbocharged engine.

Options

Popular available options for your 2019 Fiesta comprise the Sync infotainment system, which includes a large 6.5-inch touch display with smartphone gestures such as swipe and pinch-to-zoom. Other features vary by spec and include navigation, capability moonroof, heated front seats, keyless entry pad, satellite radio, and an automatic transmission. The powerful Fiesta ST hatchback can be made racier with hood stripes and race-car-ready, height-adjustable Recaro seats with trendy leather and fabric upholstery. Oddly no automatic transmission is available on the ST.

Engines

The 2019 Ford Fiesta offers a selection of two 4-cylinder engines. For the base model S, SE and ST-Line, a 1.6-liter engine good for 120 horsepower come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed SelectShift automatic is optional on all 3 trims. The sporty ST version employs a turbocharged version of the identical engine, including 77 additional horses plus much more torque and a slick-shifting 6-speed manual. All Fiesta versions are pulled along with their front wheels and tires.

Pricing

The 2019 Ford Fiesta S Condo has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $15,135 using a manual transmission. Unless the lowest cost is of greatest concern, we recommend at least stepping up to the mid-trim Fiesta SE, which starts around $16,365. Choosing the hatchback version of any of those 3 trims is about $300 more. The hatchback-only ST Line begins at $18,500, while the full size Fiesta ST starts at $22,215. Materials a 2019 Fiesta with features, and you are taking a look at a low- to mid-$20,000 subcompact.

Final Thoughts

A few other subcompacts provide more room and a larger cargo area — especially, the Honda Fit — but the 2019 Ford Fiesta’s character could win you over. If you are in the market for a small car that provides a little something extra, make sure you check out the Fiesta while you still can — this will be the Fiesta’s last year of production.

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