2011 Ford Fiesta Overview
Back from a long international hiatus, the all-new Ford Fiesta sedan/hatchback really ups the ante in the subcompact segment with fuel-efficiency, style versatility, low sticker price and surprising array of features.
The 2011 Fiesta slots under the Focus becoming Ford’s new entry-level sedan. If the Fiesta sounds familiar, that’s because Ford used to sell it in America, but then took it to Europe where it has become the second-best-selling car. The 2011 Ford Fiesta will compete with other subcompacts like the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa and Honda Fit and is available as a sedan and four-door hatchback.
Both styles use a 1.6-liter, 119-horsepower four-cylinder engine that are mated to either a five a five-speed manual or a PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 2011 Fiesta receives excellent fuel economy with 29-30 mpg in the city and 28-40 mpg on the highway. The Fiesta sedan is available in three trim levels (S, SE and SEL), while the hatchback comes in two trims (SE and SES).
Just one look and it’s clear why the Fiesta is such a hot item abroad. From the sleek dragon’s-eye headlamps to the three-bar grille and hood-like rear spoiler, the 2011 Fiesta most definitely stands out in the crowd.
Once in the Fiesta, you’ll be surrounded by impressive styling and features. A V-shaped center console holds a class-exclusive four-inch multifunction LCD display screen that shows and coordinates Ford’s SYNC communications system. SYNC helps integrate your MP3 player and Bluetooth hands-free calling, while providing you with available traffic and directions information. Power mirrors and a four-speaker stereo with USB port and auxiliary input jack are standard on the S trim, while power locks, doors and a CD player are standard in the SE. The SEL trim incorporates SYNC, a premium sound system, 16-inch wheels and LED parking lights. The hatchback boasts the same trim-specific features, but adds a rear wiper to the mix. Impressive options include heated leather seating, multicolored ambient lighting, cruise control, keypad keyless entry, push-button engine start and metallic door sill plates and shift knob.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Ford Fiesta doesn’t skip a beat. Dual-stage front airbags, curtain airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats and a driver’s knee airbag provide ample cushion. Electronic stability and traction control, and the available Hill Start Assist systems do their part to make you as safe as possible.
With a favorable starting price, tremendous fuel-efficiency and many segment exclusive features, the all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta truly is a party on wheels.