2014 Ford Fiesta

With fuel prices increasing on a regular basis, and no real end to the increase in sight, many drivers have turned to the sub-compact class of cars and found several that are very capable and fun to drive. One of these is the 2014 Ford Fiesta. Offered in both a five door hatchback and a four door sedan, the 2014 Ford Fiesta rivals the Honda Ft and Toyota Yaris for looks, fuel economy, and ease of drive.

Even though the 2014 Ford Fiesta is small on horsepower, when coupled with its EcoBoost technology it offers enough power for any driving conditions, highway, mountains, or city streets. The suspension and steering a quickly responsive create an excellent driving experience in the Fiesta which is very light to the touch, making it a lot of fun to drive around town or out on the highway.

In the engine compartment the 2014 Ford Fiesta is smart and appointed, using all of the small space wisely and offering three different engine setups to choose from. On the base model Fiesta is a 1.6-liter inline four cylinder engine that give the driver a mild 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque. Obviously this model and all the Fiesta models are not going to be huge on power numbers, but the fuel economy is superb at 27 city/38 hwy mpg for the manual transmission and 29 city/39 hwy mpg on the automatic.

The next engine is a 1.0-liter turbocharged inline three cylinder engine offering an even greater fuel economy and a bit of a power boost with the turbocharger bringing in 123 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The fuel economy on this model is excellent at 32 city/45 hwy mpg; according to Indianapolis Ford, this should be the model of choice when a budget allows as it has a nice balance between pickup and fuel economy.

The last engine offered on the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine offering the greatest power at 197 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque. This set up does offer a nice fuel economy and if an owner is looking for a feel of power with decent fuel economy this is a great model bringing 26 city/35 hwy mpg to the vehicle.

Inside the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a nice cabin, much nicer than anyone could expect from such small price tags or on a sub-compact, but with an offer of white/black leather seating, soft materials in the right places, and great controls via the instrument panel all within reach of the driver, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a pleasure to drive.

On the outside two models are offered, a four door sedan and a five door hatchback. The Fiesta looks like a typical sedan, but with subtle and sharp lines the car screams for someone to get in and have a fun time driving it down the road or cruising on the highway. Add in some really classy 17-inch aluminum wheels and the Fiesta really does look like a quick and agile driving machine.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta offers a good list of standard equipment on its base S model to include air conditioning, a four speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio input, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, SYNC, electronic stability control and seven air bags for safety. The only drawbacks for the base are the inclusion of 15-inch covered steel wheels and hand crank windows, but overall it’s not a bad list for a standard model sub-compact.

At the top of the line, fully loaded the 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium includes a ton of optional equipment to include a six-speed automatic transmission, leather seats, moon roof, keyless entry and start, voice-controlled SYNC smart phone integration, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, heated seats, satellite radio and trip computer. If the high performance ST model is chosen a Recaro seating package offering leather trim and heated seats and mirrors is included.

For the base 2014 Ford Fiesta S model, the price begins at $15,395 for the hatchback and $14,795 for the sedan, which is an excellent price for the ton of car that is offered just in the base model. Move up to the SE model and the sedan rings up for $16,245 while the hatchback comes in at $16,845, still a great price and a bit more power and fuel efficiency under the hood. Moving up to the 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium model give a price tag of $18,995 for the sedan and $19,585 for the hatchback while finally at the top of the line in the new ST model the 2014 Ford Fiesta is $22,195 and only offered as a hatchback. At a fully loaded setup on the top model the 2014 Ford Fiesta still only comes in at $26,300, a very affordable price with a ton of bells and whistles for the owner to enjoy.

Overall, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a great sub-compact car for the budget conscious and fuel efficient minded owners. Offering a nice quickness, get-up- and go power, and great agile steering, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a lot of fun to drive and really appeals to any generation of owner looking for a great car.

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