2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Ford Fiesta

If you are looking to buy a car in Milford Connecticut, you will be literally spoilt for choice with a variety of desirable models on offer, including the likes of the 2018 Ford Fiesta and the 2018 Toyota 86. Let us compare and contrast both these models to see why car buyers prefer Toyota as a brand, over Ford.

Design & Style

The outward appearance is quite impressive, in terms of styling. The 2018 Ford Fiesta is a 5-seater with standard cloth upholstery. The front seats offer sufficient legroom and headroom, but the rear seats are quite cramped, even by compact standards. You will find roomier backseats in other rivals. For the given price point, it has a pretty good interior.

Speaking of the 2018 Toyota 86, it comes with spacious front seats and plenty of side-bolstering. There are a couple of complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors.  The driver-focused cabin is stylish and highly functional, with some soft-touch materials. Controls can be easily accessed, and the outside visibility is also good!

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 Ford Fiesta comes standard with a 6-speaker audio system with 4.2-inch display, an auxiliary audio jack and Bluetooth for phone calls.  Unlike other competitors, you need to pay extra to equip your Fiesta with power windows. Android Auto and Apple Car Play are also missing in the base version. The only standard safety feature in Ford Fiesta is a rearview camera.

On the other hand, the Toyota 86 includes an 8-speaker audio system with seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice recognition and a USB port. Dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start are optional features. The interface is quite user-friendly and is easily accessible from the driver seat. At times, the touch screen can get washed out in sunlight. The standard driver assistance feature in the vehicle includes a rearview camera.


Performance delivery is the backbone feature of any vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Ford Fiesta comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 120 HP. It is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, delivering acceptable acceleration. In comparison, the Toyota 86’s 4-cylinder engine is far more superior, generating an output of 205 Horsepower.  It offers smooth acceleration and high fuel efficiency.

The Bottom Line

After going through the detailed comparison of both the models, it is quite certain that the 2018 Toyota 86 is a better choice, in terms of design, technology, and performance. The 2018 Ford Fiesta may have its own set of attributes, but Toyota 86 is offered as a complete package.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota 86 Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the features offered by the 2018 Toyota 86, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota 86 test drive appointment.

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