The new Fiesta is geared for those wanting a good economical car on a budget. It performs well while still getting excellent fuel mileage. There has been little design changes in the last nine years, except for the addition of high tech items and more safety features. This is the last year it will be available as a new model in the United States, so now is a good time to buy a future collector item.
The Ford Fiesta comes in both a sedan and hatchback model. The body is curvy with a lot of chrome in the grille. This gives it a distinct look over other models that are comparable in price.
Even though the Fiesta is designed for 5 passengers, larger people will definitely be squeezed together. The standard hatchback model does have a surprising amount of storage area though. The sedan has almost 13 cubic feet of storage area. Buying the standard hatchback model will up the storage area close to 15 cubic feet. The Fiesta ST hatchback model drops down to 10.
The basic Fiesta S model comes standard with roll up windows, air conditioning, and an audio system featuring an AM/FM/CD for entertainment. This car can be purchased for approximately $15.000.
An upgrade to the SE will add power locks and windows, cruise control, and alloy wheels. Other options include an infotainment center with a 6 and a half inch screen that is compatible with both Android and Apple phones. Heated seats and a powered moon roof are also available.
The Titanium model adds a little more such as:
The Fiesta ST comes in the hatchback form only and is the top of the line sports model. It has quick handling with a sports car feel thanks to the force vectoring rear suspension and the stiffening of the chassis. It uses a turbo charged engine which helps boost the performance.
The Ford Fiesta comes with a choice of two different engines, the 1.6L four that puts out 120 horsepower and the 1.6 turbo version available in the ST model. This ups the horsepower to almost 200 linked to a 6 speed manual transmission. The other models use either a 5 speed manual or 6 speed automatic.
The Fiesta is limited to some of the features that are available on the crossover vehicles and trucks. This is probably due to the fact that this is the last production year in the states. It is still a very safe vehicle to drive, it’s just missing some of the high tech that has become available. Here are some of the features you will get when you purchase a new Fiesta:
The Ford Fiesta is still a quality built vehicle. It is very quiet with no squeaks or rattles. It is tall with wide doors which makes getting in and out easier. It offers great visibility due to a large area of glass and narrowing roof pillars. It also features great headroom for the front passengers which will help with long distance driving.
The brakes work good in all types of conditions with the steering being firm. It handles corners like a sports car which increases its driving fun. The steering wheel and shifting lever are well designed which also makes for a sporty feel.
This is still a very economical vehicle to buy and drive. With an estimated 27 MPG in the city and 35 on the road, you will have a driving range of over 400 miles. The fuel tank holds close to 12 and a half gallons, and depending on your driving style, you will have a very good range.
Besides being able to connect your Apple or Android Phone, the Fiesta has several other high tech items for your convenience. The Sync 3 system helps integrate voice control which helps with both navigation and entertainment. There is also an app which connects Amazons Alexa into your car, which lets you control devices in your home from your vehicle.
Your new Fiesta also has access to Sirus radio, enabling you to listen to your favorite music and talk radio. It also has a pause feature so you won’t have to miss anything. And if you do miss something, there is also a rewind capability. It also has a rear facing camera which can aid in parking and safety by noticing little children and animals that are out of view.
Buying a new Fiesta has probably never been easier. Financing is easy to get and they are readily available. Test drive a few different models to see which one you are comfortable with.