Ford Fiesta Review
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Ford Fiesta Review by Expert
After the thriving launch of Ford Fiesta Classic, the American auto giant was in need of a contemporary sedan that can exchange blows from some modern sedans such as Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Nissan Sunny. And the company hit the bull’s eye with the launch of most awaited all-new Ford Fiesta in the Indian automotive market. Ford’s B2E platform was put to use in this sedan that is famous for its light weight construction. The following Ford Fiesta review will provide you with an apt insight of the phenomenal sedan.
The vehicle is striking from front due to well placed nose and futuristic look, which is a way better idea than the one used in Honda City. This new exterior design ideology is actually ‘New American Design Language’ that will now be seen in all upcoming vehicles of Ford Motors globally, while Fiesta sedan being first one to sport it. This gives Ford Fiesta a straight edge over other competitors in the market. The stunning Ford product exhibits sharp cuts, with prominent creases which make it vibrant and discriminating on roads. The Ford Fiesta saloon sports dagger-like headlights along with a trapezoidal grille which compliments well together. The front look of this car is blend in a steeping look that adds to its revolutionary look. The all-new Fiesta sedan sports quarter-glasses at both ends which compliment well with the roofline design.
After the extraordinary exteriors comes the fascinating interiors, where the dashboard is simply outstanding with design inspired by a wing-like theme. The screen used at the front is large that makes it easy to read the information, which is absent in most of its challengers in the market. The Ford Fiesta sedan comes loaded with electronic climate control and steering-mounted audio controls which will be seen for first time in Ford India sedan models. It has got rich material and light color theme inside. The rear seat is a bit less-spacious as compared to rivals like Honda City or Volkswagen Vento. The compensation of this drawback is made through high comfort seats. The cushioning made on them is generous and assures optimum comfort for all occupants. You might not find extreme space for storage within the cockpit and the handy cubby holes for small things are kept limited.
Under the bonnet is 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine churns 90 bhp of power engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Direct Competitor of Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta Direct Competitors Table
Acceleration (0-100 kph)
Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Ford Fiesta Diesel
20.2 kmpl/ 23.5 kmpl
modish looks, feature rich, spacious interiors
Rs 7.86 Lakh
Volkswagen Vento Diesel
16.5 kmpl/ 20.5 kmpl
solid built, powerful engine, premium brand
Rs 8.03 Lakh
Hyundai Verna Diesel
18.2 kmpl/ 22.3 kmpl
glamorous styling, variety of engines options, feature filled interiors
Rs 9.10 Lakh
New Ford Fiesta Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|New Ford Fiesta Diesel Ambiente/Trend/Titanium
The all new sturdy product from American auto maker, Ford delivers some decent statistics in mileage part. The 1.5L TDCi diesel steals a lot more appreciation by the deliverance of 20.2 kmpl in city and tremendous efficiency of 23.5 kmpl on the highways. All the statistics mentioned about the Ford Fiesta mileage have been estimated through the test drive of the vehicle and information taken from the ARAI.
Ford Fiesta Models and Features
|Ford Fiesta Variants
|Ford Fiesta Diesel Ambiente
|The Style model is featured with Twin Chamber bright reflector foxy headlamps, body colored radiator grille, door handles and front bumper, electric ORVM with Turn indicators, passenger under seat storage, Tilt adjust steering, front and rear power windows with one touch driver side, intelligent rear defogger, guide me home headlamps, glove box lamp, adjustable rear head rests, 100% foldable rear seats, height adjust driver’s seat, rear centre arm rests with cup holders, electric boot release, headlamp on warning, audio controls on steering wheel, Audio system with 6 speakers, AUX support, ABS with EBD, Driver side airbag, front passenger airbag, remote programmable key entry with greeting lamps, child lock, engine immobilizer, etc.
|Ford Fiesta Diesel Trend
|This powerful new version comes with feature of cruise control along with power windows for front and rear along with electrically adjustable ORVMs and headlamps with Twin chamber bright reflector and full wheel covers, apart from this it consist most the features from its earlier models.
|Ford Fiesta Diesel Titanium
|You get more features in the Plus like cruise control, reverse parking sensors, and rest all the features present are more or less the same as the Titanium variant of new Ford Fiesta.
Ford Fiesta Colors
The fascinatingly designed sedan Ford Fiesta could not have been complete without the offing of some full-of-life 7 sparkling shades. These Ford Fiesta colors include Paprika Red, Moondust Silver, Panther Black, Diamond White, Golden Bronze, Smoke Grey, Sea Gray
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Ford Fiesta Engine, Power and Performance
The all new Ford Fiesta has hit the market with two very refined engines available with the choice of Diesel engine.
The frugal diesel motor in the form of TDCi has been used in the Ford Fiesta diesel version that actually comes up with flying colors when it comes to performance. The 1498cc (1.5L) Common Rail Direct fuel Injection rolls out 90 PS of solid max power at 3750 rpm, whereas a 204 Nm of meaty torque is generated at 2750 rpm. This advanced technology based Ford Fiesta Diesel engine goes very well in the stop-n-go conditions of city traffic along with being fuel efficient too.
Ford Fiesta Pick Up and Acceleration
|Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
|1.5L Diesel Engine
The 1.5L Diesel TDCi Engine is capable of generating a maximum power of 91PS at 3750rpm and a torque of about 204Nm at 2750rpm which is indeed highly impressive. The Engine picks up from 0-100 within 14.3 seconds and attains a top speed of 160 Km/h effortlessly.
Ford Fiesta Interiors and Features
The mobile phone inspired panel with the sleek and elegant dashboard resides graciously in the front row of the Ford Fiesta. The instrument cluster has unique metallic finish and chrome plated appearance. The perfect blend of beauty and functionality will easily be accessible in this new ridden console featuring an Audio System with AUX/ USB and Bluetooth support, a steering mounted with controls, a voice control interaction with the on-board computer and an instrument cluster with digital and red illumination display, all this make Ford Fiesta cabin ideal place to be in. Another most notable and admirable feature of the new Ford Fiesta is the automatic voice controlled contact dialer. Premium finishes and spacious comfortable seating arrangement with headrests and arm rests have been inculcated in the new DNA highlighting the name ‘Fiesta’ once again.
Ford Fiesta Exteriors and Features
The chrome work at the rear portion of the saloon especially the boot is indeed very beautiful besides eye catching. All this style statement of the new Ford sedan could not have been made possible without abiding the ‘New American Design Language’. The Ford Fiesta has a high waistline which looks spectacular and the dramatic exteriors with countered bonnet, while the pronounced wheel arches generate a kind of solidarity to the vehicle and the racked back A- Pillar along with a coupe like roofline make quite an exquisite couture. The side windings are simply sensuous and very dramatic. The beautiful slope created down to the front and the bonnet delivers a soothing and appealing sculpture. Undoubtedly, the all-new Ford Fiesta sedan is outstanding from the rest of the cars of the segment, and provides a tough fight to those who follow some kind of design philosophy like the Hyundai Motors that obeys Fluidic principles.
Safety Features in Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta is well equipped with a number of advanced safety features including the Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). While the aspect of Electronic Stability Program (ESP), crumple zones and central locking comes as a standard feature in base version of AT variant. There are dual SRS airbags in the front for safety of the driver and passengers. Child lock mechanism and engine immobilizer function combined with energy absorbing bumpers are kept standard on all variants. A number of other Ford Fiesta safety features like guide me home headlamps, turn indicators on ORVMs, and ultra high strength steel body are some to rejoice you even more.
Ford Fiesta Driving and Handling
Ford Fiesta Accessories
Ford Fiesta Road Test Report
The suspension is planted firmly on the tarmac road, but still the bumps, speed breakers and other undulations on the road are felt, as it lacks a bit of cushioned-ness, but it is soft and you won't feel the distraction. The ground clearance of 168mm makes Ford Fiesta city rides stress free for the car and less bumps are heard against the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. The greater speeds at highway have smoother cruising as the wind noise is absorbed well without any sort of harshness inside the cabin of Ford Fiesta at even 120kmph+ speeds.
Ford Fiesta Conclusion
Ford Fiesta VariantsWrite Review
7,69,000Get On Road Price
20.2 kmpl (City)
23.5 kmpl (Highway)
8,55,720Get On Road Price
20.2 kmpl (City)
23.5 kmpl (Highway)