The 2014 Ford Fiesta offers a lot of punch for such a small package. With its newly redesigned front end, the Fiesta is sure to leave people staring, all while keeping you and your wallet happy.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta is the perfect subcompact car for anyone looking for a fuel efficient and moderately priced vehicle. It is available as a sedan, as well as a hatchback to suit the needs of any user. The stylish design and luxurious finishing make it seem like anything but a car on a budget. Ford has worked hard to improve several aspects of the car that people had problems with in the previous models. Better handling, less noise and a better aesthetic design are only a handful of things Ford has tweaked to make the 2014 Fiesta a serious competitor in the subcompact car market.
Both the inside and outside of the 2014 Fiesta were tailored to accommodate a European market. Despite the large grille that it shares with sedans such as the Focus and Fusion, the exterior is very sleek, giving the Fiesta a sharp and sporty look. The headlights give it a mean stare and the curves of the body flow nicely into the back end that brings it all together.
The interior of the car has received a well-deserved makeover. The seats are no longer lined with the cheap plastic-like fabric, but have been upgraded to a more quality material. You can also choose to upgrade to leather seats in the higher trim levels. The quality Ford put into the details is what really sets the 2014 Fiesta apart from competitors such as the Nissan Versa or Honda Fit.
The front-end of the interior is designed with style in mind. The soft plastic finishing takes away that cheap feeling the older model had. The centre console is very intuitive and nicely designed. Ford chose to cut back in the latter half of the Fiesta, giving backseat-ers limited legroom and one cup holder. The hard plastic finishing isn’t as nice as the detailing in the front, but it’s a modest cut to keep the price of the vehicle relatively low.
Under the hood you’ll find the same 1.6-litre engine which gives the 2014 Fiesta 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque. It’s not going to wow you with power, but the handling on this cruiser is much better than expected. The steering wheel is very responsive and makes you want to attack those sharp turns and corners. Compared to competitors in its class, the 2014 Ford Fiesta seems to give you the best “bang for your buck.” For just around $20,000, Ford did a great job at making the 2014 Fiesta one of the best finds in the subcompact car market.
2014 Ford Fiesta
Reviewed by Unhaggle on February.
Rating: 8.2 / 10
The 2014 Ford Fiesta comes in a sedan and hatchback model. The hatchback is generally the more popular pick thanks to its sportier look. Rather than focusing on performance upgrades, Ford has zeroed in on refreshing and updating the Fiesta to help it better compete against other subcompact cars. The new hood, front fascia and headlights make for a totally revamped Fiesta and give the car more of a sporty appeal. Some would even mistake the car for the Aston Martin Cygnet at first glance with its luxurious decals.
The expansive new grille brings the 2014 Fiesta up to par with the rest of the Ford line, emulating the mean stare of the Ford Fusion. The headlights give the car some attitude and add wonderful personality to the front. For such a small, “cute” package, Ford was able to give this little cruiser one heck of a punch. The 2014 Ford Fiesta definitely makes it clear that “cheap” cars no longer have to be so cheap in their quality.
|Engine||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Horsepower @RPM||120 @ 6350|
|Fuel Type||Sequential MPI|
|Body type||4dr Car|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Transmission Type||5-Speed M/T|
|Power and Performance:|
Both trim levels give the consumer a choice of two engines, both of which offer improved performance all around. It makes for an enjoyable cruise and urges the driver to take on those sharp corners. Despite its low levels of tactility, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a great little car that’ll get you where you need. The 120 horsepower, 1.6L engine serves as the base engine for all trim levels and is enough to fuel the little car. The 2014 Fiesta sees improved fuel economy as well, getting you 6.9L/100km city driving and 5.1L/100km on the highway. If you’re interested in a little more fun, you can upgrade to the EcoBoost engine, which puts out 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque. In regards to fuel economy, the EcoBoost engine will give you 7.35L/100km city driving and 5.23L/100km on the highway.
Unlike the Honda Fit, which is known to give a lot of engine noise, the drive in the 2014 Ford Fiesta is rather smooth and quiet. The EcoBoost engine is especially enjoyable because it gives out more power but is designed to be an eco-friendly as it gently hums underneath the hood. The handling on the car is extremely agile and much more responsive than that of its competitor – the Nissan Versa. Most subcompact vehicles tend to have a sloppy steering wheel, but the 2014 Fiesta proves to be a great little zipper for zooming around town.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
The interior of the 2014 Ford Fiesta is what truly separates it from other vehicles in its class. The 2014 Fiesta comes with a really nice cloth material on the seats, a good change from the plastic-like material in the previous models. Not only do you get the comfort of a cloth seat, the car also gives the option of seat heaters! A win-win for almost anyone. The Titanium model also has the option of leather seats which brings a whole new level to the premium feel of the Fiesta. However, the backseats don’t see the same luxury as the front. The arm rests are plastic and the overall comfort level isn’t the same as that of the front. However, it’s a small compensation to make in order to keep the price of the Fiesta at a moderate level.
The price of the 2014 Ford Fiesta has increased slightly, but this is the result of adding more standard features to the vehicle. The base model now comes with air conditioning, a CD sound system with six speakers, smartphone connectivity, rear defrost and a telescopic steering wheel. All for just around $15,000. The MyFord Touch system has received a lot of improvements as well, taking care of the several glitches and overall slow processing of the software. If you want more options, you can also add a keyless entry, cruise control, the Ford MyKey system, and even an appearance package which gives the car a whole bunch of techy features.
In federal tests, the 2014 Ford Fiesta has received four out of five stars on its overall safety performance. Front and side airbags, rear side curtain bags and a knee air bag for the driver all come standard in every trim level of the Fiesta. Despite the safety concerns that come with buying a small vehicle, Ford has definitely kept their eye on making sure the car is proactive to all hazards. Although it’s not at the front of the pack in the safety department, the responsive handling and electric power steering incorporate several effective safety features that keep the 2014 Fiesta right on track.
|Engine: 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4|
|Transmission: 5-Speed Manual|
|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|
|45.4 L 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 and Hill Hold Control|
|Wheels: 15" Steel w/Covers|
|Tires: P185/60R15 BSW -inc: H-rated|
|Steel Spare Wheel|
|Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo|
|Body-Coloured Front Bumper|
|Body-Coloured Rear Bumper|
|Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim|
|Body-Coloured Door Handles|
|Body-Coloured 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|
|Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps|
|Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/CD Player & MP3 Capability -inc: input jack and 6 speakers (80 watts)|
|Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Radio Data System|
|Digital Signal Processor|
|Integrated Roof Antenna|
|Cloth Bucket Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material|
|6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement|
|4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement|
|60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat|
|Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column|
|Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer and Trip Odometer|
|Manual Rear Windows|
|5 Person Seating Capacity|
|HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts|
|Illuminated Glove Box|
|Driver Foot Rest|
|Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Door Panel Insert|
|Full Cloth Headliner|
|Cloth Door Trim Insert|
|Urethane Gear Shift Knob|
|Day-Night Rearview Mirror|
|Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors|
|Full Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet|
|Front Map Lights|
|Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting|
|Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats|
|Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim|
|Cargo Space Lights|
|Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins|
|Manual 1st Row Windows|
|Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature|
|Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints|
|1 Seatback Storage Pocket|
|Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer|
|1 12V DC Power Outlet|
|AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|ABS And Driveline Traction Control|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags|
|Low Tire Pressure Warning|
|Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags|
|Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags|
|Airbag Occupancy Sensor|
|Driver Knee Airbag|
|Rear Child Safety Locks|
|Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners|