When comparing the Ford Fiesta's and the BMW 1 Series's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fiesta has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The BMW 1 Series has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fiesta's and the BMW 1 Series's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Ford Fiesta vs. BMW 1 Series Pricing
A used 2013 Ford Fiesta ranges from $4,993 to $12,997 while a used 2013 BMW 1 Series is priced between $10,239 to $25,000.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fiesta’s base engine makes 120 horsepower, and the BMW 1 Series base engine makes 230 horsepower. The Fiesta is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. The 1 Series is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 392 miles. This gives the Ford Fiesta the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the BMW 1 Series. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW 1 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Ford Fiesta, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space. The Ford Fiesta and BMW 1 Series are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Fiesta has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.