2018 Ford Fiesta  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#63 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#130 of all 2018 vehicles


The Fiesta, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2011, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2017. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 Ford Fiesta is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2018 Ford Fiesta has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Ford Fiesta has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0603% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8808%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0603% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8808% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Ford Fiesta is 26% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Ford Fiesta is 17% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8044Nissan VersaToyota Yaris iAHyundai AccentMitsubishi MirageKia RioNissan SentraNissan Versa NoteHyundai ElantraKia SoulKia ForteFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Ford Fiesta with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 80. The 2018 Ford Fiesta is safer than the 2018 Nissan Versa, the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA, the 2018 Hyundai Accent, the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage, the 2018 Kia Rio, and the 2018 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2018 Kia Soul, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2018 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2018 Honda Fit and the 2018 Kia Forte.

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