Summary, Prices, Specs

By October 14, 2013

Summary

The 2014 Ford Fiesta sports a bold new look and capable driving dynamics, but falls shy when it comes to rear passenger and cargo space.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Laura Burstein filed this report after driving the Ford Fiesta SE hatchback in Santa Monica, California.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Ford Fiesta S Sedan ($14,000); SE Sedan ($14,450); Titanium Sedan ($18,200); S Hatch ($14,600); SE Hatch ($16,050); Titanium Hatch ($18,800); ST ($21,400)
Engines:120-hp 1.6-liter inline-4; 197-hp 1.6-liter inline-4
Transmissions:5-speed manual; 6-speed twin-clutch, automated manual; 6-speed manual
Safety equipment (standard):electronic stability control, ABS; frontal airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags, curtain airbags, driver knee airbag; tire pressure monitoring system; child safety seat anchors (LATCH)
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Cuautitlan Izcali, Mexico
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Ford Fiesta SE Hatch ($16,050)
Standard equipment:cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power steering, disc brakes, power windows, power locks, cruise control, trip computer, floor shift, fog lamps
Options as tested (MSPR):Comfort Package ($290) with automatic climate control, heated front seats, dual power-heated side mirrors
Destination charge:$795
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$17135
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.6-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):120 @ 6350
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):112 @ 5000
Transmission:5-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:27/28 mpg
Wheelbase:98.0 in.
Length/width/height:159.7/67.8/58.1 in.
Track, f/r:57.7/57.0 in.
Turning circle:34.4 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.1/50.6/42.2 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.2/49.2/31.2 in.
Cargo volume:14.9 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:twist beam
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:2537 lbs.
Tires:195/50HR15
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/drum with ABS
Fuel capacity:12.4 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of October 14, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-3673 - www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fiesta/