The Ford Fiesta remains one of the most fashionable and fun-to-drive small cars you can buy. Its ability to look and feel more expensive than it is, along with a long list of available comfort and technology features, has made it popular among buyers in this segment. Now with a range of engines and trims, the Fiesta has something for a lot of different customers.
What's New for 2015
Coming off of a facelift for 2014, the Fiesta enters 2015 with more minor changes such as new seat fabrics, new 16-inch alloy wheels for SE models and an available accessory graphics package.
Choosing Your Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta S starts at less than $14,000. Power is delivered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 120 horsepower and a standard five-speed manual transmission. Other features include a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power door locks, air conditioning, height-adjustable driver's seat, split-folding rear seat, hill start assist, 15-inch wheels and a six-speaker audio system with AUX input and Ford's SYNC system. A six-speed Powershift automated transmission is available.
The SE adds features such as remote keyless entry, 15-inch alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, cruise control, trip computer, power windows, an overhead console and power mirrors. The SE Ecoboost Package adds a 1-liter Ecobost three-cylinder engine with 123 horsepower and an EPA rating of 31/43, as well as 15-inch wheels with wheel covers and a rear spoiler. The Appearance Package adds a body-color front fascia and side moldings, as well as fog lights. Comfort Package adds heated mirrors, heated front seats and automatic climate control. Other options include the six-speed Powershift, MyFord Touch, satellite radio, navigation and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Titanium trims boast comfort and technology amenities such as the MyFord Touch system, backup camera, Sony audio system with HD radio and satellite radio, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated side mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels. Options include a Powershift transmission, navigation system and power sunroof.
The Fiesta ST is the top trim and most exciting Fiesta, thanks to its 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine with 197 horsepower and mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission and sport suspension. It also adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, sport front seats and a unique body kit and front fascia. Options include the Recaro Package with Recaro front seats, partial leather trim, heated front seats and heated side mirrors. Navigation is also available.
The ST is the performance bargain among hot hatches right now, and a great compromise that includes good fuel economy. But for more practical shoppers, SE trim offers a lot of equipment for less than $20,000.