The front-wheel-drive Ford Fiesta returns for 2018 as either a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback.
The Fiesta's primary powerplant is a 120-horsepower, 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, which enables smoother low-rev torque while also maximizing fuel economy, all with an EPA highway estimate of 40 mpg when equipped with the Super Fuel Economy package. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, but the available 6-speed PowerShift transmission is unique in the class; the twin-clutch automated manual transmission helps improve both fuel economy and performance versus a traditional automatic. Finally, the Fiesta ST comes powered by a turbocharged 1.6L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine, which produces 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque. The ST is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy is an estimated 34 mpg on the highway.
The base Fiesta S rides on 15-inch steel wheels and is aimed at budget-minded customers. Air conditioning, an auxiliary input jack, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, remote keyless entry and an alarm system are standard, and can be optioned with a nicer sound system.
The mid-level SE model features 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows, a trip computer, heated side mirrors, premium cloth upholstery and cruise control. An SE Appearance package adds 16-inch alloys, fog lights, adjustable lumbar support in the driver's seat, dual USB ports and the new SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, with improved voice control and app integration. The optional SE Comfort package adds heated mirrors and seats, plus automatic climate control.
Next is the Titanium trim, which features leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and all of the standard and optional goodies found in the SE, such as heated seats, SiriusXM radio, push-button start and a perimeter alarm system. The performance-oriented Fiesta ST is made for driving enthusiasts, with much of the standard and optional SE content, unique exterior treatments. An available Recaro seating package upgrades the seats and adds heated mirrors.
In most ways, the Fiesta is laid out much like other subcompacts. The suspension, which has struts in front and a twist-beam axle setup in back, promises a sportier driving experience than other economical cars. Things are different beneath the lowered, stiffer ST, where grippy Bridgestone Potenza tires are fitted to 17-inch alloy wheels and sprung by an independent MacPherson setup in the front with monotube shocks.
Ford offers an array of upgraded materials and trims inside, as well as a wide range of textures and colors. The result is a more premium, sporty feel throughout the cabin. Upholstery choices include cloth, leather, or perforated leather with contrast piping, while available ambient lighting includes a choice of several different colors. Ford has made an effort to keep the interior especially quiet with the use of foam baffles inside the pillars, as well as additional sound insulation behind the instrument panel.
Inside, the Fiesta comes with bucket seats in front and a 60/40-split bench seat in back, which can be folded forward in part or in all to expand cargo space. Front seats are designed for a wide range of sizes, and the steering wheel tilts and telescopes. Cupholders are adjustable, while several smaller bins are provided for odds and ends.
Safety is addressed with a stability control system, a tire pressure monitoring system and a variety of airbags. Front side airbags, side curtain airbags and driver's knee airbags all come standard across all Fiesta trims.
Segment-leading Fuel Economy
Advanced PowerShift Transmission
Wide Range Of Options And Accessories
Low Starting Price
High-performance ST Trim
In 2018 the Ford Fiesta says goodbye to the optional 1.0L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine while making the rearview camera standard on all model and increasing the central display screen size from 3.5 inches to 4.2 inches.
The Fiesta offers a host of connectivity and tech features that aren't typically available in this budget-priced small-car class. Its 40-mpg EPA highway rating is very impressive, while the 6-speed PowerShift transmission is one of the most advanced automatics in any small car. Other features, including push-button start, aren't typically offered in its price class, while a wide range of potential customization and appearance options appeal to younger shoppers who want to express an individual style. Finally, the 197-hp Fiesta ST offers speed and agility unparalleled in this class.
Engine: 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
50-State Emissions System
4.07 Axle Ratio
500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front Anti-Roll Bar
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
12.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 15" Steel w/Covers
Tires: P185/60R15 BSW
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Light Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System
Digital Signal Processor
Integrated Roof Antenna
SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 911 Assist, smart-charging USB port, 4.2" screen in center stack and AppLink, SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite comptible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
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