It'll soon be gone forever.
The majority of America’s new car buyers will not only care less, but they won't even notice. The crossover craze is in full swing and most people have forgotten all about the Ford Fiesta. 2019 will be the final model year of the excellent subcompact hatchback and sedan though overseas markets already have the completely redesigned Fiesta and the ST hot hatch. Yes, the Fiesta ST is also being discontinued in the US, despite being a brilliant little car as we discovered last year. But if you’re looking to buy a new Fiesta, regardless of trim, now’s the time.
In case you are interested, Ford Authority compared the packaging and trim differences between the 2018 and 2019 models and, not surprisingly, it is evident Ford is simplifying things for the Fiesta’s final twelve months.
The biggest change is the elimination of the top-of-the-line Titanium trim for both the sedan and hatchback. The base level S trim for the hatch won’t even be sold to retail customers but has been assigned to fleet sales only. In addition, the ’19 Fiesta’s 12-volt rear power point and Ambient Lighting feature are only available with the SE Appearance Package. Speaking of which, this package will also no longer have the following items: aluminum mini spare wheel, charcoal black bolster with red seat stitching, and driver seat adjustable lumbar support.
Lastly, the engine block heater, previously standard, will only be offered in states that experience cold winters. Aside from those specific items, the 2019 Fiesta lineup is an exact clone from 2018. And yes, the Fiesta ST also remains unchanged.
Pricing for the base Fiesta S sedan starts at $14,260 and the SE hatch is at $15,790. The hatch ST-Line will set you back at least $17,625 while the ST itself is still an incredible bargain at $21,340.