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Ford Fiesta vs. Chevrolet Sonic Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2017 Ford Fiesta Reliability by Generation2014 - 2017 Ford Fiesta
100% Best 221% Worst
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2012 - 2016 Chevrolet Sonic Reliability by Generation2012 - 2016 Chevrolet Sonic
76.8571428571% Best 172% Worst
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2011 - 2013 Ford Fiesta Reliability by Generation2011 - 2013 Ford Fiesta
56.8571428571% Best 137% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2014 The Honda Fit has long been among the most reliable cars in our survey. The Fiesta has a patchier record. This said, getting the manual in the Ford alt least avoids the problematic dual clutch transmission. full 2014 Ford Fiesta review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not one problem in 1 year and 10,000 miles. Just runs. full 2013 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford has had great improvements in this area, I want a reliable car. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Doors close with a substantial feel. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
First year production at a newly retooled Mexican plant makes it an unknown, but first year models tend to have more problems. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Now that my transmission has blown at 2600 miles I am concerned about other repairs that may have to take place. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2014 The Honda Fit has long been among the most reliable cars in our survey. The Fiesta has a patchier record. This said, getting the manual in the Ford alt least avoids the problematic dual clutch transmission. full 2014 Ford Fiesta review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not one problem in 1 year and 10,000 miles. Just runs. full 2013 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford has had great improvements in this area, I want a reliable car. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Doors close with a substantial feel. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
Ford Fiesta Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
First year production at a newly retooled Mexican plant makes it an unknown, but first year models tend to have more problems. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review
2011 4dr Hatch 120-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automatic FWD
Now that my transmission has blown at 2600 miles I am concerned about other repairs that may have to take place. full 2011 Ford Fiesta review