2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback
The Fiesta offers a host of connectivity and tech features that aren't typically available in this budget-priced small-car class. Its 40-mpg EPA highway rating is also the best in its class, while the 6-speed PowerShift transmission is one of the most advanced of those in any small car. Ford says that it will offer best-in-class safety. Other features, including push-button start, aren't typically offered in its price class, while a wide range of potential customization and appearance options appeal to younger shoppers who want to express an individual style.
What's new for 2011?
The 2011 Ford Fiesta is a new model for the U.S. market this year, but in its present form the Fiesta has already been sold for several years in Europe. As a subcompact that's a little bit smaller than the Ford Focus--and about the same size as the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa and Chevrolet Aveo. The Fiesta aims at younger, tech-savvy small-car buyers, as well as those who are downsizing their cars, but who don't want to sacrifice features.
- Perky performance
- segment-leading fuel economy
- advanced PowerShift transmission
- wide range of options and accessories
- stylish interior
- low base prices
The Fiesta comes with a foundation for economical yet sprightly performance. Its 120-horsepower, 1.6L 4-cylinder engine features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, which enables smoother low-rev torque while also maximizing fuel economy, all with an EPA highway rating of 40 mpg. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, but the available 6-speed PowerShift transmission is unique in the class; the dry-clutch (twin-clutch) automated manual transmission helps improve both fuel economy and performance versus a traditional automatic.