The new 2014 Ford Fiesta is a great car for those wanting to look stylish while saving a buck. This sub-compact car includes a brand new economical turbo option and a chic hatchback that has around 200 horsepower under the hood. Both the Fiesta and its cousin, the Focus, have given Ford credibility in the United States.
The four-door Ford Fiesta model was created only for North America offering a sleek and sophisticated way to get around. However, the youthful hatchback gets the most attention, having a reputation for being great on gas mileage for those with long commutes. It is also considered more practical because in addition to good fuel economy, it is roomy as well. A 2014 Ford Fiesta Ford dealer can help you choose which model is right for you.
Here is a rundown of the specs:
Type: Four-door, front wheel drive sub-compact that comes in a sedan or hatchback
Engine horsepower choices: 1.6 liter (120 hp), turbocharged (123 hp), turbocharged (197 hp)
Transmissions: Manual five-speed, automated six-speed manual, six-speed manual
Safety: Anti-lock brakes, traction control, front airbags, side airbags, drivers knee area airbag, stability control and more
MPG (city/hwy): 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway
Base price: $14,800
Bodywork Changes to the New Ford Fiesta
Any dealer selling the 2014 Ford Fiesta can vouch that although the car has not changed entirely, it does look somewhat different. The front of the car has been redesigned and the result is a car that looks similar to the 2013 Ford Fusion. The grille is open, and is substantial improvement from the closed grille on the previous version.
Like most sub-compact models, the vehicle is a tad narrow in the back seat. This can be a challenge for larger adult passengers. The interior is nicely decorated, with ergo-friendly controls, high-quality seat coverings and beautiful door panels. The new Fiesta has an improved communications system with upgraded voice-command software, easier-to-use navigation system and a wireless hands-free Bluetooth connection.
Tons of Storage Space in a Compact Hatchback
The hatchback versions rear seat does not fold even with the floor, though it is flat enough to give you more space the sedans trunk. Ironically there is more space, even though the hatchback has a 13 inch shorter body. The Fiesta has a 1.6 liter, four-cylinder engine which gives 120 horsepower. It comes in either conventional five-speed manual transmissions or optional six-speed automatic manual transmissions.
The latter does away with the torque converters that are found in traditional automatics.
Later on this year, the base 1.6 liter engine will be joined by a 1.0 liter three-cylinder version that is full of power. Though smaller, this engine is one of Fords turbocharged EcoBoost engines known for achieving maximum power with fuel economy. The highway mpg of this model is estimated to be somewhere around 40 mpg, which is remarkable considering how powerful it is.
2014 Ford Fiesta ST
Visit a 2014 Ford Fiesta Ford dealer to see the all new Fiesta ST model that guarantees an exciting driving experience. It has a 1.6 liter engine that is turbocharged and is also available in the Fusion model. This car is for the serious driving enthusiast as it delivers a whopping 197 horsepower.
The Ford Fiesta ST has a six-speed manual transmission, which is the only type of transmission available for this specific model. It has a trendy blacked-out honeycomb styled grille, and comes with distinctive 17 inch wheels (standard models are 15 inch), a rear spoiler, larger brakes, a short-tuned suspension, and quicker-ratio steering. The inside comes with heated sporty bucket seats made of cloth, although they can easily be upgraded to leather.
The standard Fiesta is great for those wanting a frugal fuel-saving economy choice without compromising driving excitement and luxury. The ST is starts around $22,000. Visit your local Ford dealer today for more information.