2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ReviewNovember 28, 2014
This hatchback, you can say, have engine that will give you an impression of the Ecosport at really low cost. It has an innovative Ecoboost engine of1.6 litre and performs better than its power. EcoBoost engines give 20 percent better fuel economy compared with larger and more expensive engines. From the whole variety, the 99bhp Ecoboost petrol is perfect giving an apt performance without having a need of any upgradation. It has a five-speed manual transmission with an optional six-speed automated manual called “Power Shift”.
The car is easy to handle with easy steering and cooperative gearshift giving you a fun and lovely experience of a good ride. The car works great at sharp corners aided by corner braking and is steered with ease showcasing decent turn-in and avoiding oversteer on twisty and edgy roads. There is a good support of springiness by the suspension of the car keeping the tyres on the right track. It gives a powerful competition to other superminis in terms of great handling.
The car lacks in a decent touch interface with some really useful app supports like online destination search. The engine gives cracking and buzzing sounds at high revs with some noise contributed by the suspension on rookie areas. It has automatic transmission which gets a little the hesitant sometimes.
This supermini gives more power at less as its price is really less than what this beauty deserves. It is cheap to insure and available at varied and low rates in the market. However, when you sell it, it doesn’t give you enough worth. All in all, this car gets positive rating in terms of price.
The interiors are classy giving a luxurious look to an economy car. It looks edgy with a tinge of metallic flavour at places with reliable material. However, the doors and the dashboard is made out of plastic which gives the car a cheap look acting as an ugly spot on its beauty. Ford keeps on upgrading the interiors like the MyFord Touch interface, automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entryand 6.5-inch touchscreen. The sound system is a 8-speaker Sony audio system. Navigation is optional.
Ford Fiesta comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, hill launch assist, an integrated blind-spot mirror, seven airbags including front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. In government crash testing, the Fiesta received four out of five stars for combined overall protection, with four stars for frontal protection.
The models like SE, Titanium and ST models have ambient lighting for those extra dramatic effects in dark. Necessary to mention, the ST has optional Recaro sport seats with large side bolsters. They make sitting more comfortable especially on twisted roads.