The 2013 Fiesta doesn't exceed the 40-mpg figure that now earns kudos in the market, but it does meet it in at least one form. With ratings as high as 30 mpg city, 40 highway, fuel efficiency is definitely a strong selling point for the Fiesta, whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint or just keep your motoring budget as low as possible.
There is a catch here: To get those top ratings, what you need is the $395 Fuel Economy Package. With it, you add aerodynamic improvements, low-rolling-resistance tires, and cruise control. But perplexingly, it's only offered on the SE trim, so you have to be a pretty dedicated Fiesta fan to seek it out.
For the rest of the model lineup, EPA ratings are 28 mpg city, 37 highway with the five-speed manual gearbox, or 29/38 with the six-speed Powershift dual-clutch transmission.