According to the rankings and reviews of usnews, the 2011 Ford Fiesta ranks 1 out 33 affordable small cars. The ranking is based on the analysis of 25 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta gets high marks from almost every reviewer because it offers: a fun driving experience and a comfortable, upscale cabin. The Fiesta’s features are rarely seen among Small/Subcompact Cars, from available heated seats to Ford’s SYNC system to an airbag for the driver’s knees. The thing that seals the deal is the Fiesta’s hybrid-like fuel economy. Ford says it should get 30 miles/gallon in the city and 40 miles/gallon on the highway.
2011 Ford Fiesta comes in an array of colors. They range from Tuxedo Black and Oxford White to the quirky Lime Squeeze, Yellow Blaze and Red Candy. The Fiesta is available as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback. Four trims are available: the base S, SE, SEL and SES. The base Fiesta S starts at $13, 320, while the SES trim starts at $17, 120.
The Ford Fiesta 2011 specs can be seen at the official Ford page – here
According the usnews, the benchmarks for the car are as follows:
- Fiesta Performance – 9.4 (Excellent)
- Fiesta Exterior – 8.4 (Very Good)
- Fiesta Interior – 8.9 (Very Good)
- Fiesta Safety – 9.6 (Excellent)
- Fiesta Reliability – NA.
Fun, with fuel efficiency:
Fiesta’s flowing graven hood covers a 1.6-litre DOHC I-4 engine with 120 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and 112 ft.-lb. of torque at 5,000 rpm. Spirited performance and fuel efficiency are signature attributes, with Fiesta delivering projected best-in-class highway fuel economy of up to 40 mpg.
Fiesta’s advanced 1.6-litre engine features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) allowing it to be downsized for fuel economy while continuously optimizing camshaft phasing for throttle response, performance and flexibility.
Strength, safety, quality and quiet
More than 50 % of Fiesta’s welded body structure is made from high-strength steel, with ultra-strong boron steel used in several critical areas. This rigid body shell contributes to Fiesta’s confident road-holding, best-in-class occupant safety and quiet composure. Standard equipment includes seven air bags, among them a segment-exclusive knee bag for the driver. Ventilated front disc brakes are standard. But rear brakes are the traditional drum variety. Electronic stability and traction control are standard.
Power steering conserves fuel
For confidence-inspiring on-road dynamics, Fiesta features Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), which reduces complexity while saving weight and fuel. This advanced system is speed-sensitive – providing optimized assist based on speed, cornering forces and acceleration or deceleration.