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2013 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

2013 Ford Fiesta Review

(0 Stars)  Ford’s smallest car is fun to drive.

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New For 2013
Now in its third year, the Fiesta pretty much stays put for 2013. The only change of note is that the top trim level for both the sedan and hatchback is now called the Titanium (replacing the SEL sedan and SES hatch).
The Fiesta is a subcompact car that’s actually worth driving. Subcompacts have always been great for budget buyers, but in this class, you don’t often find the dynamic prowess exhibited by cars in the next segment (or two) up the ladder. The Fiesta exhibits body control and handling that is more typical of small European cars, which is not unexpected, since its suspension calibration is pretty much the same as that of its European counterpart. The Fiesta’s personality also comes through in its styling. It is available as a sedan or a hatchback, both powered by an aluminum 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 120 hp and is connected to a five-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy is 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The optional SFE (Super 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 a hands-free multimedia system; push-button start; and heated, leather-trimmed seats. The driver can choose from seven colors for the interior ambient lighting. The Fiesta can’t match the Honda Fit or the Nissan Versa in terms of space for people and cargo; instead, the Fiesta sells on its driving dynamics and styling.

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2013 Fiesta SE Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.6L Duratec in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 29 MPG city, 39 MPG highway, 33 MPG combined and 396 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
12.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 120 hp @ 6,350 rpm; 112 ft lb of torque @ 5,000 rpm

'13 Ford SE Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Rear Spoiler
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Heated Outside Mirrors
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
GPS/Satellite Communication
Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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