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2012 Ford Fiesta S

2012 Ford Fiesta Review

(0 Stars)  A small car that's fun to drive.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The Fiesta is a subcompact car that's actually worth driving. Subcompacts have always been great for budget buyers, but in this class you rarely find the dynamic prowess exhibited by cars in the next segment (or two) up the ladder. Introduced a year ago as an all-new model, the Fiesta has a suspension calibration that is essentially unchanged from what is offered in the European version, meaning that the car exhibits excellent body control and handling. The Fiesta's dynamic personality also comes through in its distinctive styling. The Fiesta is available in sedan and hatchback versions, both of which are powered by an aluminum 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque and is connected to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The latter is more fuel efficient but only marginally so. An optional SFE fuel-economy package (revised engine tuning, transmission calibration, and low-rolling-resistance tires) gets you to 40 mpg on the highway. The Fiesta is offered with several features that aren't generally found on subcompacts, including the hands-free Sync, push-button start, and heated, leather-trimmed seats. The driver can also choose from seven colors for the interior ambient lighting. The Fiesta can't come close to matching the Honda Fit or even the Nissan Versa in terms of space for people and cargo; instead, the Fiesta sells on its driving dynamics and its styling.

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2012 Fiesta S Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.6L Duratec in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 28 MPG city, 37 MPG highway, 32 MPG combined and 384 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
12.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 120 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 109 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

'12 Ford S Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Steering Wheel Scope
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Knee Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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