From the automobile giant Ford comes another excellent vehicle that would surely be a great addition to your investments—the 2011 Ford Fiesta.
This model has been getting rave reviews and comments. Even Ford itself has said that his model is the best-selling car in Europe for this year. And it looks very much like the United States is going to follow suit. As a matter of fact, this model ranks2nd out of the 33 Affordable Small Cars list.
And while the United States has not been much of a fan of tiny cars, this model comes with a lot of features that will definitely turn that over. For one, the new Ford Fiesta is not only nimble, it is also very much fuel efficient. Its style is also, without a doubt, superb.
Reviewers, themselves, have been almost one in their statement that this model is able to set new benchmarks when it comes to the affordable small cars classification. It was even named as the 2011 Best Subcompact Car for the Money.
When it comes to performance, this model is definitely among the best. A lot of reviews even rank it as excellent. Though it is very much affordable, its performance is at par with even the more expensive cars. It paves the way for sprightly handling and a compliant ride. It also maintains a quiet cabin even at freeway speeds. Thus, when you want a smooth ride, then this is definitely the car for you.
All Ford Fiestas come with a 1.6-liter inline-4. This can generate up to 120 horsepower and a torque of 112 pound-feet. It also comes with a manual transmission of 5 speeds as a standard. But if you are not up for that, then you can opt to buy the units that have a six-speed automatic transmission.
Technically speaking, the automatic transmission is basically an automated dual-clutch manual transmission. Thus, you will definitely find its quicker gear changes more helpful and pleasant than the traditional torque converter-based automatic.
When it comes to the interior, you will definitely fall for this model. It will definitely blow your mind as it has done to others. Though it came from a classification of small cars where you will expect a relatively small interior and very limited features, this is not true for this baby. As a matter of fact, a lot of people consider this model’s interior as a huge step forward for its classification.
The cabin of this model has a first-class vibe that you will definitely not think of cars from its classification. Its dash top is soft to the touch, and you will also love its metallic accents. The styling is definitely edgy and the quality is tightly built. It is all about high quality for the Fiesta.
The center stack control for the audio system is also excellent, and so is the three-knob climate control which is very much user friendly.
The Sync system which is one of the best features of this model that has gotten excellent reviews lets you control the audio system as well as your cellphone through your voice. This features also lets you enjoy the turn-by-turn navigation system which can be prompted by your voice. And it has been proven effective.
Another advanced feature which is rarely seen in this classification is the keyless entry and ignition system.
Lastly, this model is also the best when it comes to safety. As a matter of fact, both the federal government and the insurance industry have named the 2011 Ford Fiesta as the Top Safety Pick of the year.
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What others say:
“The Fiesta is an extremely pleasant subcompact, although it doesn't score as high as the Nissan Versa or Honda Fit in our tests. Nimble handling and a relatively quiet cabin and composed ride are high points."Consumer Reports
“If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit…”The Car Connection
“The sole engine for all models is a 120-horsepower 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that teams with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed dual-clutch automated manual that behaves much like an automatic. S and SE models have standard 15-inch wheels."Consumer Guide
“Two things everyone knows: (1) America can't make good small cars and (2) Americans don't like small cars. The 2011 Ford Fiesta is good enough to change both perception and reality.”KBB
|Vehicle Type: Subcompact Sedan||Base Price: $ 13,200.00|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 gallons||Miles Per Gallon: 29 city / 38 hwy|
|Length: 173.6 in. (508 cm)||Width: 66.8 in. (198 cm)|
|Height: 58 in. (177 cm)||Weight: 2578 lbs (1939 kg)|
|Wheel Base: 98 in. (303 cm)||Ground Clearance: N/A|
|Luggage Capacity: 12.8 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 5|
|Engine: 1.6L 16-valve DOHC Duratec® I4||Compression Ratio: 11:01|
|Horsepower: 120 hp||Max RPM: 6350 rpm|
|Torque: 112 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm||Transmission: 5-Speed Manual|
|0-60 mph: 8.5 seconds||1/4 Mile: NA|
|Option:SE Sedan 1.6 Duratec® Ti-VCT I4||MSRP: $14,500; MPG: 29 city / 40 hwy|
|Option:SE Hatch 1.6 Duratec® Ti-VCT I4||MSRP: $15,500; MPG: 29 city / 40 hwy|
|Option:SEL Sedan 1.6 Duratec® Ti-VCT I4||MSRP: $16,600; MPG: 29 city / 38 hwy|
|Option:SES Hatch 1.6 Duratec® Ti-VCT I4||MSRP: $17,500; MPG: 29 city / 38 hwy|