2018 FORD FIESTA NEWS & REVIEWS- 2018 Ford Fiesta Interior ReviewThe 2018 Ford Fiesta has a pleasant interior for the price, but the standard cloth seating material feels scratchy. Options like leather upholstery and heated front seats improve overall quality. The Fiesta’s tech features are useful and entertaining. The available SYNC 3 infotainment system is responsive, and it features nifty functions like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Space is limited in the Fiesta, with narrow front seats, cramped rear quarters, and below-average cargo room – regardless of body style.
Standard features in the 2018 Fiesta include keyless entry, a six-speaker audio system, a 4.2-inch display, and a rearview camera. There are also a couple of connectivity functions, namely Bluetooth for phone calls and an auxiliary jack for playing music.
The upgraded SYNC 3 system features a 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, satellite radio, and an eight-speaker audio system. Rear parking sensors and MyKey, which allows you to program individual keys for other drivers, are also available. SYNC 3 has straightforward controls, quick responses, and crisp graphics. The optional navigation system is easy to use. Other upgrades include power windows, cruise control, automatic climate control, a moonroof, navigation, and a proximity key with push-button start.
Except for those moving to Europe this year, the 2018 Fiesta ST is not available with Ford’s new turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-three that debuted overseas. Our version has the same four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual gearbox as last year. At least we’re not being deprived of any major power upgrades, since the new three-cylinder has identical horsepower ratings and an extra 12 lb-ft of torque over the four-cylinder.
When you think about it, the concept of the Ford Fiesta Active does seem like a bit of a no-brainer.
It’s simple. The latest Fiesta has already proved to be a runaway success since going on sale since last September, quickly picking up where its predecessor left off at the top of the sales charts in the UK.
With the sporty ST-Line and the posh Vignale versions, it has already proved to be a brilliant car that appeals to a number of different buyers. But while the small hatchback sits at the top of the list of biggest sellers, the general buying trend in the new car market continues to shift towards SUVs.
So, with the Fiesta Active, Ford has taken the Fiesta and toughened it up. As well as increasing its width by 10mm and its ride height by 18mm, it has added plastic body cladding and roof rails for the full 4×4 look. Ford reckons that’ll be enough to ensure the Active gobbles up 15% of Fiesta sales.We’ve driven it abroad and were impressed, and now we’ve had a chance to drive it in the UK.