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December 27 2013

2014 Ford Fiesta - A little something for everyone

By Antoine Archambault – LaSalle Ford

2014 Ford Fiesta - A little something for everyone

The current generation Ford Fiesta is fairly recent, but the name Fiesta has been part of Quebecers daily life for several years. Through the many variants of the model, a feature has always prevailed: driveability. The 2014 Ford Fiesta upped the ante on this aspect, without denying the most important criteria for buyers of sub-compact cars: fuel economy.

The 2014 Ford Fiesta is available as a sedan or hatchback from $ 16,049, including freight and preparation, but before manufacturer incentives. Interestingly, you do not have to pay more for a hatchback than for a sedan, which is not always the case elsewhere. This is something that should appeal to buyers looking for a little more versatility.

Moreover, the 2014 Ford Fiesta turns out to be one of the most spacious subcompacts, regardless of configuration. In the Fiesta sedan, the trunk can accommodate up to 363 liters while, in the hatchback model, cargo space can increase to 736 liters. In short, the athlete or the shopper will love the new Fiesta.

Under the hood, we find a four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine developing 120 horsepower and 112 lb- ft of torque. Again, the 2014 Fiesta sets itself apart from its rivals with this engine more powerful than in most subcompacts on the market.

A new engine will be added to the Fiesta family soon, the three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost. This brand new engine promises to deliver an average fuel consumption of 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway which will make the Fiesta the most economical non-hybrid and non-diesel car to date.

2014 Ford Fiesta ST

The big addition to the Fiesta range is the Ford Fiesta ST, a model that seems to come out of nowhere but, after a drive, seems quite apropos! The 2014 Fiesta ST has no equivalent, at least in terms of price/performance ratio. Powered by a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged engine developing 197 horsepower and 202 lb -ft of torque, the Ford Fiesta ST is a real pocket rocket taking off with enthusiasm as soon as you press the right pedal.

Only one transmission is found in the Fiesta ST catalog and, as it should be, it is manual with 6 speeds. Amazingly easy to use, the manual transmission provides power at all speeds, even when you're on the highway, where the most powerful Fiesta offers more than satisfactory pick-ups. The leather steering wheel seems heavy at first, but steering is sharp and direct. In addition, the effect of torque on the steering wheel, despite all the power available to the driver, is practically nil. A beautiful surprise!

With the arrival of the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, the Ford Fiesta range is able to meet almost all customer needs. Small and agile in town, the Fiesta stands out for its driving pleasure that does not come at the expense of fuel consumption. If you are looking for an affordable subcompact that will not give you the feeling of having made a compromise, the 2014 Ford Fiesta should be on your list of vehicles to try.

For more information on the 2014 Ford Fiesta, contact Montreal's Lasalle Ford today!

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