Is Ford Fiesta a good first car?

2018 Fiesta
2018 Ford Fiesta

There is no doubt that buying your first car can be an intimidating process. Everyone at Southern California Ford Dealers has been in your shoes. We understand there is a lot of pressure to get this important choice right. Of course, it also helps that we have decades of car buying experience and access to nearly 70 dealers in your area just looking to make the process as easy and painless as possible. One of our favorite cars to suggest to first-time car buyers is the 2018 Ford Fiesta. This sporty and economical vehicle is available in seven trim levels, nine exterior colors, with manual and automatic transmissions to choose from. To show you why the Ford Fiesta is a good first car, we thought we'd go over some of the things all first-time car buyers should consider and how the Ford Fiesta lines up well with this demand.

Set a Realistic Budget

Whether you are 16 or 66, if you are buying your first car you need to have a solid and realistic budget. If you are not paying cash, you need to figure out a monthly budget. You also must consider insurance, fuel, and preventative maintenance. With all this in mind, Southern California Ford Dealers feel that the 2018 Ford Fiesta is a perfect choice. With a starting price of $14,205* and lease price of around $175 a month, it is hard to imagine finding a more affordable, high-quality vehicle. The Ford Fiesta also offers an excellent 35-mpg highway and 27-mpg city in fuel economy so your fuel costs won't break the bank!** Last but certainly not least, you get Ford's three-year/36,000 mile basic and five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranties. All of this means that the 2018 Ford Fiesta can fit into most realistic new car budgets. You should also check out all the current new Ford specials in Southern California on our site.

Decide your Transportation Needs

What kind of car you need is an important question to ask when buying your first car. If you are looking for a sporty, safe, and hi-tech car that has some pep and can seat up to five, the Ford Fiesta is a great choice. There is a standard 1.6-liter Ti-VCT I-4 engine that delivers 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. If you want more power, you can step up to a 1.6-liter 16-valve Ti-VCT Turbocharged Direct Injection EcoBoost I-4 that kicks out 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque. When it comes to keeping you safe, which is very important for the parents and friends of younger first-time car buyers, the Ford Fiesta is packed with the latest safety features including seven airbags, side-intrusion door beams, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, Rear-View Camera, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System.

Is It Fun?

Ok, so this one isn't as critical as the first two, but it is important that you enjoy driving your first new car! The 2018 Ford Fiesta is absolutely a joy to drive and ride in. You get a standard Multifunctional Message Center with LCD screen, Ice Blue cluster lighting, and SYNC with SYNC Applink. On some of the higher trim levels you can also get SiriusXM Radio, SYNC3, an advanced Sony audio system with HD Radio technology, and even RECARO partial leather-trimmed seats.

How We Can Help

If you are ready to make the 2018 Ford Fiesta your first car and you live in Southern California, then you need to visit the Southern California Ford Dealers website today. We can help you find the most convenient dealership, so you can test-drive the Ford Fiesta for yourself! Whichever Ford vehicle you end up in, we hope you enjoy your first car!

*Excludes destination/delivery charges, taxes, title, and registration

**All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.